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Re: Firefox & LibreOffice included by default


Hello Jeremy,

Very good, I think that we are now much better with Firefox and LibreOffice.

Personally, I am happy because now my custom ISO is very close to the UGR,
put 7zip and remove the games and I will delete my custom ISO generator ;-)

About email client, I use webmail like most people nowadays but if we need
to choose one, I recommend to use Evolution because Thunderbird have one
big problem (at least for some of my customers). Thunderbird don't gvfs and
you can't attach files that are as example on a SAMBA share, in Evolution,
you can do this.

About games, it is hard to say, here, I removes all games but I am not a
good to ask about this, I don't even have a video game and games for me are
Starcraft and Diablo :-)


2013/2/21 Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>

> I am switching the default web browser for the Ubuntu GNOME Remix from
> Epiphany to Firefox and the default office suite from Abiword &
> Gnumeric to LibreOffice, according to the clear concensus of Ubuntu
> GNOME developers and users.
> Although Epiphany is part of GNOME Core, GNOME doesn't seem to mind
> too much if most distros ship Firefox instead. (I think this is an
> indication that Epiphany shouldn't be in GNOME Core but anyway...)
> With Firefox, we can benefit from the existing Firefox stable release
> updates. On the other hand, WebKit is rarely updated in Ubuntu stable
> releases. Firefox is clearly the best choice for security updates.
> Epiphany also is not as well suited for power users with poor support
> for switching between lots of tabs for instance.
> While I see value in the simpler interfaces presented by Abiword &
> Gnumeric, better support for reading and writing to a variety of file
> formats is more important to most of you. And there isn't really a
> presentation app equivalent to LibreOffice Impress. LibreOffice is
> well maintained upstream and in Ubuntu. Notably, Fedora has also
> recently switched to LibreOffice (download image size was a blocker
> for a long time).
> As before, the default web browser and office suite are "recommends"
> which means you can easily install other apps and even remove the
> default choices if you don't want them.
> I apologize for the delay in responding to the requests to switch the
> default apps. I had been meaning to test what effect these changes
> would have on the download image size but I think that the Xubuntu
> ceiling being raised to 1GB makes that test unnecessary.
> I am interested in your thoughts about not installing an email client
> by default because many people just use webmail while others prefer
> Evolution and others prefer Thunderbird.
> Also I think we should limit the number of games. An email thread [1]
> a few months ago suggested aisleriot, iagno, mahjongg, sudoku, and
> tetravex as a reasonable selection.
> [1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/games-list/2012-November/msg00001.html
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
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