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Re: Firefox & LibreOffice included by default
- From what I understood in Jeremy's message, the switch to Firefox and
LibreOffice is already enacted, so I won't really discuss it; however just
to say that, as a newcomer to Ubuntu (I made the switch from W7 just after
UGR 12.10 was released and it was my first GNU/Linux distro :-}), I was
glad to discover Epiphany, a really straightforward implementation of
Webkit; same goes for Abiword that I actually use to quickly view files (it
opens nearly every kind of formats!) and Gnumeric, which opens .xls without
a glitch (I don't actually *work* on spreadsheets, just read them).
All that to say that I would have probably never heard of (nor installed)
those programs, if it wasn't for their being default in UGR 12.10.
Nevertheless, I do think GNOME should quit developping their own web
browser to focus on less overcrowded and more strategic sectors, plus I had
plans to install LibreOffice in my next install anyway :-)
- So about the email client, I don't use one either (webmail it is),
however it seems to me a proper distro *should* ship with one; hence I
recommend Evolution over TB, especially because it has a built-in agenda
feature that works almost seamlessly with Gmail and integrates nicely with
- About games, yeah I don't use them either: I would have uninstalled
them all if it wasn't for being lazy; so keep it small, and that will be
for the best ^^
I'd like to seize the opportunity to thank J. Bicha, for putting together
this unofficial Ubuntu flavor. I had much pleasure discovering the
GNU/Linux world through what is in my opinion the most promising (modern)
desktop environment out there, whilst retaining all the great Ubuntu has to
offer to newcomers like me.
Thanks a lot, and keep the good work!
2013/2/21 chris hermansen <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx>
> This is great news! Since my initial forays with UGR I had found it more
> straightforward to install gnome shell on vanilla Ubuntu though that is
> only because I had worked with UGR first.
> let me offer you our family of five's demographics:
> firefox 100%
> libreoffice 80% (20% ms office / windoze)
> solitaire 40%
> sudoku 20%
> other games 0%
> web e-mail 90% (10% ms outlook / windows)
> gimp 100%
> shotwell 100%
> rhythmbox 60% guayadeque 20% gmpc / mpd 20%
> the ms stuff above comes from my spouse who is compelled to use windows
> through her work. however in our family you can see we have fixed Ubuntu
> bug #1...
> Not to be a Google cheerleader here but for those of us who have fallen
> under the spell, it would be cool to have a "google control center" that
> enables things we all use from Google that could be integrated into say the
> Gnome shell as say "favourites" at the top of the screen...
> * translation (I think there is an app for this currently)
> * use Drive as a cloud drive
> * open a browser window as GMail
> * empathy as Gtalk (I bet there is one of these already)
> Chris Hermansen
> C'est ma façon de parler.
> On Feb 21, 2013 10:46 AM, "Alfredo Hernández" <aldomann.designs@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Hi there,
>> I'm glad to hear these great news. A few comments:
>> - I don't find logical to ship both Firefox and GNOME Web, if you are
>> going to use Web, you are eventually going to uninstall/purge Firefox.
>> If that was the case, it's not a problem to install Web whilst you are
>> removing Firefox.
>> - Yay for LibreOffice!
>> - I wouldn't ship an e-mail client. The most of users use a webmail.
>> However, if we really need to ship one, I'd go for Evolution, it works and
>> it's fully integrated with the desktop.
>> - About games, I think that the most used are: Aisleriot, Mahjongg,
>> Mines, Quadrapassel (and probably Sudoku and Swell Foop, which is a
>> very nice game). I don't find Tetravex enjoyable in any way, I
>> wouldn't ship it. About Iagno, it's interestingly fun, but I don't
>> know how many people are going to use it; I wouldn't say 'no' to shipping
>> this one.
>> I think that we shouldn't ship more that 5-7 games.
>> Regards, Alfredo.
>> On 21 February 2013 09:31, Samuel Monsarrat <smonsarr.junk@xxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> On 21/02/2013 04:52, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
>>> > 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.
>>> I personally use Thunderbird and would vote for it being the default
>>> because we are going for Firefox so it would seem elegant to stay with the
>>> same framework, it is a client that more new users are
>>> likely to be familiar with and enables people to easily import an
>>> existing profile form a prefious system regardless of the OS.
>>> But I would prefer no default client to Evolution as it can be a bit
>>> daunting to remove.
>>> The main problem with Thunderbird is the lack on integration of
>>> lightning with the date widget.
>>> > Also I think we should limit the number of games. An email thread 
>>> > a few months ago suggested aisleriot, iagno, mahjongg, sudoku, and
>>> > tetravex as a reasonable selection.
>>> I would personally not put any games at all but if you must, as little
>>> as possible.
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