Well I'll go on the record as niether a firefox user OR gnome  (chrome/ium & xfce), and to be honest, what tv station or other sporting event for that matter doesn't do the same ? So its okay there ? because I pay for a ticket to watch a show/game, besides defaults are there for functionality OOB NOT the gospel lordy...  

Corey W Sheldon
Freelance IT Consultant, Multi-Discipline Tutor

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 5:59 AM, Benjamin Kerensa <bkerensa@mozillausa.org> wrote:

On Nov 22, 2014 11:48 PM, "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler@chello.at> wrote:
> Benjamin Kerensa <…@mozillausa.org> wrote:
> [snip]
> Well, we can stop reading right at "mozillausa.org"… Of course the rest of
> the mail is a totally biased plug.
Biased why because I work on Firefox? I work on a lot of Open Source projects.

> One thing though just forces me to reply:
> > but the fact is Fedora users come to expect Firefox to be the default much
> > like they expect Gnome to be the default.
> Says who? The fact is that I'm one of those people who also want that
> default changed, because I think that it is clearly not the best desktop
> environment we can offer to our users (due to its design decisions).

Thinking and knowing what the best experience for your users is two different things. I would bet money if you surveyed fedora users they would pick Firefox and Gnome.

Personally I prefer data over knee jerk reactions because honestly this is what I see going on. I don't see a demand from users that want a different default I see developers who want to choose a different default based on their own beliefs.

If your users want something other than Firefox then give it to them but I don't see that argument being made.

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