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Thread: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

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    Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    When Ubuntu Touch has op the market, there was a own browser Ubuntu-webbrowser App. (https://askubuntu.com/questions/7473...tu-web-browser)
    It was very beta and incomplete. After discontinued Ubuntu Touch OS development, they remove the browser also from Ubuntu desktop.


    What do you think?, must Ubuntu have it's own web browser? Instead of or beside Firefox?

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    Re: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    IMHO, Canonical shouldn't waste time doing things that are already being done by 10+ other teams. Maintaining dead code costs real money and takes the people doing that work away from more important tasks.

    If we want Canonical/Ubuntu to be around for a long time, they need to be profitable and concentrate on areas were people will actually pay.

    Ubuntu Phone/Tablet and all the programs for those OSes were bold moves. Perhaps in 15 yrs, those will come back around like the Apple Newton became the iPod, then iPhone?

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    Re: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    As I remember web-browser was part of online accounts which I had never found a reason to use since Firefox or any other browser handles passwords and shortcuts already. There maybe advantages that I'm not aware of though.
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    Re: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    I think Mozilla are doing a fine job of leading the way with Firefox. Their software and moral choices seem to align with the driving tenants of Ubuntu, so I see no reason to re-invent the wheel. I agree with TheFu in that Canonical has plenty on their plate without taking on all of the fast-changing web standards as well.

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    Re: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    You can also install Google Chrome, chromium, or Brave, a chromium-based browser. Opera, too, I believe. Why reinvent the wheel?
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    Re: Must Ubuntu have it's own web-browser?

    I agree with every one else. Firefox and all of the rest of the browsers already in competition with each other to strive for a better browser.
    Just pick your favorite web browser & go with it.
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