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New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Jessey Lawson on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:25 pm

I know many who read this are going to be saying "What!" Whell the fact is linux mint is better then Windows, but it has suport for 3 years compared to Windows 4-8 years. Now I think that in Linux Mint 14 or a special version of 13, Users would be able to have all of Mints internet browsers and radio programs out of the box. I my self know this would be verry usefull, because new users will be frustrated and confused tring to find the browser they want on the softwear site. Browsers that should be included:
Dooble
Firefox
Opera
Google Chrome
Chomium
Elinks
Elinks 2
Greenbrowser
Arora
Surf
Midori
Konqueror
Epiphany
Rekonq
Galeon
Kazehakase
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:31 pm

Madness! Madness!
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby igor83 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:39 am

What about Tencent Traveler? :lol:

Software Manager is not that hard to use. My grandmother could use it.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Mozenrath on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:46 pm

Actually, I think this is a pretty good idea. At least for the DVD version, anyway.

Once a user is finished with the main part of the installation menu and while the system is installing, it could ask you something like "Want to choose which browsers you want?" and you can either ignore it and the installation will keep going or you can select it and pick your browsers.

It's not all that useful, but not all that bad to be honest.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby catweazel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:19 am

Jessey Lawson wrote:Browsers that should be included:


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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby caf4926 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:30 am

TehGhodTrole wrote:
Jessey Lawson wrote:Browsers that should be included:


Internet Exploder under wine.

:mrgreen:
Uhh, I just felt very queezy
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby brmccarty on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:18 pm

Jessey Lawson wrote:... because new users will be frustrated and confused tring to find the browser they want on the softwear site.

I'm sorry, but if opening software manager, typing the name of a browser in the search bar, double clicking it, and clicking install is confusing life must be completely overwhelming.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby igor83 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:11 pm

brmccarty wrote:
Jessey Lawson wrote:... because new users will be frustrated and confused tring to find the browser they want on the softwear site.

I'm sorry, but if opening software manager, typing the name of a browser in the search bar, double clicking it, and clicking install is confusing life must be completely overwhelming.


I got frustrated trying to find the trouser I want in the softwear site.
Probably need to organize the closet.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Lone.Wolf on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:51 am

The choice of browsers is not a bad idea in that a user coming from the windows side can install the browser they are use to easing the learning curve to some degree. Either using the installer or a browser manager would be the way to go I would think, because if you just install them all then you have a lot of space wasted. Personally I like the installer approach the best.

When ever I am installing Linux for a windows user I always ask them what browser do they use. Unless it is IE I install the browser the are use to, if it is IE then they get the default install browser.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Jessey Lawson on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am

brmccarty wrote:
Jessey Lawson wrote:... because new users will be frustrated and confused tring to find the browser they want on the softwear site.

I'm sorry, but if opening software manager, typing the name of a browser in the search bar, double clicking it, and clicking install is confusing life must be completely overwhelming.

No one would want to do that. I don't mind, but the Linux noobs aka the people we are trying to get to switch won't. They would not even know what to do, let alone want to. Most exWindows users would want something to work out of the box. I think Mint should at least allow you to download them like you can do in Zorin. I know Zorin looks like Windows, but I find Mint more better looking and I like Cinnamon over KDE and Gnome 2. NO forum mods I will not give it up!
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Jessey Lawson on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:13 am

igor83 wrote:What about Tencent Traveler? :lol:

Software Manager is not that hard to use. My grandmother could use it.

Yet none of my teachers or fellow Classmates would not.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby samriggs on Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:42 pm

If this was going to happen it would have to be at install and allow the user to choose which one/s they want installed (sort of like picking a language).
If you install all these browsers as default, all that is going to happen is a forum filled with complaints, that would mean making a trip to the software manager clicking remove a whole lot of times, I use one maybe two or three at the very most, anything I don't need gets removed.
If the new user that didn't want a huge list of browsers didn't know how to use a software manager to install them, would not know how to remove them either and seeing a huge list of browsers in their menu, naw, just can't see that working.
The idea of picking and choosing at install sounded good though, saves removing afterwards or installing afterwards.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby Jessey Lawson on Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:53 pm

I think Mint should have its own browser.
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Re: New Version type for Linux Mint 14 (browsers)

Postby igor83 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:13 pm

Jessey Lawson wrote:
igor83 wrote:What about Tencent Traveler? :lol:

Software Manager is not that hard to use. My grandmother could use it.

Yet none of my teachers or fellow Classmates would not.


Well, granny weren't too slow on the uptake, rest her soul.
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