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- Bookmarks of browsers: Web sites of LXDE and its forums should be added by default. (PCMan)
I plan on having all the relative links, (Ubuntu, LXDE, LubuntuWiki, etc.) on the Bookmarks Toolbar by default on a Lubuntu install, similar to what Mint, fedora, and other Distros do. (Dave Slaughter)
- Lets plan together, which links to include. I would like to set up a start page, e.g. start.lubuntu.org (Mario Behling)
- Are there any browser plugins, we should include by default?
- I would also like us to define the search engines. Can we make them dependent on the language the system is installed?
Shae Smittle: Surveys I held for U-lite showed people preferred Sylpheed to Claws
- I never found either of them to easily allow formatting in composing outgoing messages.
- Using an external editor to compose mail and copy it to the mail program is no less resource-hungry than using Thunderbird, is it? (Robin Arnaud)
IM & IRC
+1 (Henrique P. Machado)
- The best MSN only messenger I think. (PCMan)
Luther: I haven't tried Emesene, but I am happy with aMSN
- We have pidgin already. maybe they are good, but as I said I would like to keep the image as small as possible.
Do we need a FTP program by default? Shae Smittle
- For FTP, I believe that filezilla can do much better than gftp. It's powerful, feature-complete, and have very good support to different filename encodings (gftp cannot handle this correctly). (PCMan)
- Filezilla had issues before in Linux and with our own server (LXDE) some time ago. I dont know how it is now. Gftp worked out of the box. So I did not check more about problems with Filezilla. Have a chat with Mwei maybe. (Mario Behling)
- Let us decide on one browser. I am for Firefox at the moment, but might favour to switch Midori in a later release. Does anyone know how to add our own plugins, change the default start page and add other search engines to Firefox?
Shae Smittle +1 I think Firefox is the best browser at the moment for this project. Surveys I held for U-lite showed people preferred Firefox to Opera, Midori, and Kazehakase.
- Definatly too resource hungry for something aimed at legacy machines.
+1 Luther Firefox with extensions beats the rest hands down IMHO.
Luther: I added this as it is lighter than firefox. It is for people who want a lighter browser.
- Used this and I can safely say it is a worthy replacement to Firefox and much snappier on my test rig.
Luther: I added this as it is lighter than firefox. It is for people who want a lighter browser. This is quite new.
- IMHO, Midori can be good in the future. However it's not yet ready for real production use since it's too unstable.
- I have tried the ver 0.1.2, it can't even login to facebook, I didn't try the newer version I'm not used to compiling
- Arora still has few bugs, but it is stable, fast and user-friendly.
- I have tried the ver 0.6, yes its fast and user-friendy and less bug than midori 0.1.2
- A very nice browser, but requires the qt toolkit and still has a few bugs
- If proprietary software is acceptable, this one is absolutely most suitable. (PCMan)
Payne Samad Loh In my experience opera 9.64 sometimes crashes, i'm not sure about other versions.
- I think proprietary is no choice here. Alternatives are widely adapted and I favour the concept of Open Source. It is also in line with the Ubuntu community. (Mario Behling)
- IMHO this is not needed by default (PCMan)
- +1 (Mario Behling)
- Will people switching from windows expect to open CHM files by default?