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Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 10:42
User often complain about using Iceweasel instead of Firefox. I know that it's the same, only difference is in some artwork and license. But is this license a problem for us? Slackware uses Firefox, too. Who can tell me more?
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 10:54
We use the same firefox as slackware does. If mozilla.org comes after us and asks us to change the name, we do it then (or switch to another browser
). But I have the slight suspision that this will never happen.
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 13:56
I prefer Iceweasel because we can modify the default starting page, and apply some patches or default extensions. I also want to submit my personal patch for Iceweasel/Firefox about the md5sum which is did each time the browser is launch or closed. I also have a patch to make it work if you use two different screens (no xinerama) or two displays.
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 14:06
JRD wrote:I prefer Iceweasel because we can modify the default starting page
What's the default Firefox starting page? I guess google with Firefox logo? Personally I think this is OK, I don't like these "distribution web site as start page" anyway. Who want's to see them each time?
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 14:08
You can't add default bookmarks and so...
BTW, I don't really care...
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 14:23
JRD wrote:You can't add default bookmarks and so...
But we can add a menu item that will launch the website with firefox.
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 17:35
Firefox might be a better choice simply because it will avoid a lot of questions from new users. Like Gapan said, we can always just change it in the extremely unlikely event that mozilla complains.
Posted: 12. Jun 2009, 21:02
I don't really care about that default stuff and as gapan said there are other ways to do it.
It got pretty annoying on the Zenwalk forum that about once a week a user asked what iceweasel is or why we use it. So I prefer firefox as the default browser.
Posted: 13. Jun 2009, 21:43
OK, good point.
I like the way decisions/discussions are made here
Very different from Zenwalk.
Posted: 14. Jun 2009, 04:25