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#1 Post by malspa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:40 am

Just noticed (at the Mepis Community MX-14 page) that Qupzilla replaces Midori as the default web browser. Interesting choice. I tried it for the first time only about 10 days ago, in another distro. Seems okay; looking forward to playing with it a bit more in the second beta.

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Re: default web browser

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:02 am

In testing for MX-14, we found it much more functional than Midori with little change in footprint.
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Re: default web browser

#3 Post by Adrian » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:52 am

To me it looks more polished and professional than Midori. I actually don't care too much because the first thing to do after an install is to install Chromium.

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#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:29 am

I actually don't care too much because the first thing to do after an install is to install Chromium.
Right. The point is not to provide every user with the browser they prefer, but to provide an ISO that just works, and works well OOTB. Midori couldn't handle a bunch of sites, such as Google Mail, and we needed to do better than that.
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Re: default web browser

#5 Post by uncle mark » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:10 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
I actually don't care too much because the first thing to do after an install is to install Chromium.
Right. The point is not to provide every user with the browser they prefer, but to provide an ISO that just works, and works well OOTB. Midori couldn't handle a bunch of sites, such as Google Mail, and we needed to do better than that.
Qupzilla is an excellent choice. While Firefox is my default browser, I have installed and used Qupzilla and find it to be everything I could ask for.
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Re: default web browser

#6 Post by malspa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:46 pm

Adrian wrote:I actually don't care too much because the first thing to do after an install is to install Chromium.
Same here.
Jerry3904 wrote:The point is not to provide every user with the browser they prefer
Certainly. That would not be possible.
Jerry3904 wrote:Midori couldn't handle a bunch of sites, such as Google Mail, and we needed to do better than that.
Oddly enough, I didn't encounter those problems with Midori, even with Gmail, but I noticed that other users did. So I didn't mind using Midori. Qupzilla does seem like a better choice than Midori, though.

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