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    Question Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.10 include Firefox preinstalled since it is aimed at DVD

    Hi,

    Had a quick question, I was surprised when I did a clean install of Kububtu 12.10 that I still needed to download Firefox before I could start using it.

    I thought it was removed to conserve space on the CD ROM. But even from a DVD with ample space to spare I was still required to download it before using it.

    Is there a good reason I am missing?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.10 include Firefox preinstalled since it is aimed at DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by johnsnails View Post
    Is there a good reason I am missing?
    firefox is a GTK app. while the default web browser reconq is Qt based app (i.e. it's a KDE app firefox is a Gnome thing). a link is there for easy & fast install.

    i had to install firefox to windows 7 as well.
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    Re: Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.10 include Firefox preinstalled since it is aimed at DVD

    Ahh k, thanks for the reply. So if I was using straight Ubuntu it would have been there even when the ISO could fit on a CD?

    Cheers!

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