I'm pretty sold on Xubuntu, but it has a problem I've noticed in other flavors and generations of Ubuntu: it snubs Google-Chrome. I'd prefer to have Googe Chrome (stable) as my default browser. Why, oh why, does Xubuntu refuse to so designate the program? Is this a Canonical-Google pissing contest? I really don't care for Firefox, and Midori is just a bit too bland. Would I have better luck with Opera? How about the generic Chromium? And what's the difference, anyway?
Of course I'm whining. That's why I'm starting this thread in the Absolute Beginners Section. The whole conflict between *buntu, google, flash, netflix, etcetera, is getting a bit tiresome.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'm asking if this discussion/explanation exists already. I can do the research, if it isn't. My first program was in FORTRAN, in 1964.