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Bug#484121: tasksel: let's sync on the GNOME task

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 02:12:15AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 05:54:22PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > > Is the purpose of tasksel to include firefox or a browser ?
> > > 
> > > The only reason to include a browser other than the default gnome/kde
> > > browser is to include a browser that people prefer over those. My
> > > impression is that firefox is currently that browser.
> > 
> > And they prefer it because it satisfies some (few) badass websites badly
> > sniffing the user-agent ? I doubt that.
> Based on what I've seen in debian-user and elsewhere, yes, things
> like google maps not working the same in iceweasel as in firefox have a
> significant detriment to user confidence that they're actually getting
> something equivilant to firefox.

Also, users have much more problems with printers, default settings,
crashes and X bugs than with user-agent sniffing. *These* would be
valid reasons to opt out.


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