For what reason firefox is not vanilla for mint, ubuntu?

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For what reason firefox is not vanilla for mint, ubuntu?

Post by usemame » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:11 am

I noticed one interesting detail, firefox in Mint special for mint, and in ubuntu the same thing "firefox for ubuntu" in about screen. Why distro maintainers did this? I hope this is not the same story as recently facebook user data collecting/stealing scandal...

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Re: For what reason firefox is not vanilla for mint, ubuntu?

Post by Pjotr » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:15 am

Themes, styling.... And some revenue from the default search engine, which pays for the honour of being the default.
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Re: For what reason firefox is not vanilla for mint, ubuntu?

Post by MintBean » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 am

If you want everything stock, a distro like Arch might be more to your taste.

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Re: For what reason firefox is not vanilla for mint, ubuntu?

Post by Flemur » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:11 pm

usemame wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:11 am
I hope this is not the same story as recently facebook user data collecting/stealing scandal...
Nope. It's real easy to undo everything, no reason to change distros.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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