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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Steam for Linux

From: Michael Mehrazar
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Steam for Linux
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:15:14 -0500
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On 11/10/2012 09:54 AM, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> Actually Google Chrome has an offspring, a Free Software version called
> Chromium browser.
> It has few differences vs
> Chrome : no flash, no built in PDF reader, and no auto-updates, but it
> works great on my Debian machines.
> Chromium is great, and I can recommend it.
> -Technologov

I'm well aware of Chromium. In fact, you got it mixed up, Google Chrome
is based off of the free software project Chromium. (Both are developed
by Google however)

However my point is not that Firefox is the only acceptable free
software browser to use, obviously there are many such acceptable
browsers. My point is that it's very important that free software
remains easy to use, otherwise, non-technical users will not be able to
use free software. And Chromium, unlike Firefox or Google Chrome, is
fairly difficult to download and update, unless it's part of your
distributions package manager. (Which is not the case for Windows or Mac
OS, which is where the majority of our target audience still lies)

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