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Kubuntu to use Firefox as the default browser

Kubuntu is a nice distribution which brings ‘safe’ Ubuntu experience with KDE technologoes. One gripe I have with Kubuntu is that it doesn’t come with a decent browser pre-installed. Don’t get me wrong rekonq is a nice browser, but I use Firefox sync so it’s easier for me to keep my passwords and bookmarks across the devices I use.

Kubuntu does come with a Firefox ‘installer’ but you have to install the browser – that’s why it’s called installer.

That’s changing. According to ApacheLog,

Kubuntu 14.04 will contain Mozilla Firefox as default browser. The Kubuntu team would like to invite everyone to give the all new Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 1 a whirl and share their thoughts with us on our Google+ page.

Though it’s not hard to get the browser you need on any Gnu/Linux distribution offering Firefox as default would improve out-of-the-box user experience.

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Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

17 Comments

  1. I have been considering the eventual move away from any and all Google products for a while, but the necessary replacements keep betraying me. Mozilla has in my experience over the past year been a hot mess. Random freezes, media that should work thumbing its nose at you with an endless buffering symbol, with or without proprietary software installed. Images not completely downloading, and so on. A real pain, and a real disappointment, as I am fond of Mozilla.

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