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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Mountain Giant on Today at 02:51:29 AM »
Reasons for switch are in release notes.

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Now that Firefox comes as a Snap package from Ubuntu, and Windows users need to be able to deal with as few package managers as possible, Chrome was the obvious replacement choice. Huge market share, Windows familiarity, just about everything you throw at it just works, all with the backing of a little known company called Google.
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by vint on Today at 12:38:08 AM »
So,
What is the reasoning behind removing Firefox as the default browser in the new 6.0 series of Linux Lite OS?  The Chrome browser slows everything down on any computer, Google tracks everything we do and though sometimes it is a necessary evil as in using an Android phone most of the time there are other alternatives to having information taken.  I'm new to Linux Lite and Linux but I do like the way LL works on my old laptop, I like how it is so customizable.  I have a lot to learn, and unlearn and it is going to take some time to get used to Linux but I will not use Chrome browser at all, I use Duck Duck Go as my search and for now Mozilla until I find something better and lighter weight. 
Is it because Chrome is the most used and downloaded browser or is it because of $$$$$?

Vint, God Bless Texas
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Jerry on May 21, 2022, 10:16:46 PM »
The topic of 'Google' anything will always be a polarizing topic, more so with the linux community because we have a greater awareness than Granny Beatrice from down the road. All we have to do is what we've always done, encourage people to switch to Linux by way of familiarity. Once they get here, let them make their own decisions on how they proceed. Getting them here is everything.
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Artim on May 21, 2022, 07:55:07 PM »
Whether substantiated or not, most people just do not trust Google like we all once did. It may be off-putting for them to find Google's own browser as the default.

For that matter, Mozilla's Firefox has even become a little suspect in recent times. A lot of browsers that aim for the "lightweight" label are choosing browsers and other software by default that is not only of good reputation but much lighter on CPU and RAM than either Chrome or Firefox.
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Installing Software / Re: Icon Themes no cache file
« Last post by Dave W on May 21, 2022, 04:09:30 PM »
I guess your asking where did I get the theme from it was synaptic.
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Moltke on May 21, 2022, 01:40:59 PM »
They ignore Linux Lite, because admins do strange decisions. Like putting Google Chrome as default browser, that negate all advantages of using Linux.

Why? You don't need to log in to your Google account to use Chrome. You can use DuckDuckGo as your default search engine instead of Google's. So, why?
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Installing Software / Re: Icon Themes no cache file
« Last post by Dave W on May 21, 2022, 11:31:07 AM »
That is where I got the command to fix the issue which is on the image I sent. I did a web search which did not provide much of insight.
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Mountain Giant on May 21, 2022, 09:25:47 AM »
Loot of  journalists make uneducated statements on social media. They are no different from normal people.
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Jerry on May 21, 2022, 08:55:17 AM »
This thread is about Journalists not writing articles, not keyboard warriors making uneducated statements on social media. https://opensource.google/projects
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On Topic / Re: Linux Distro Articles Ignoring Linux Lite
« Last post by Mountain Giant on May 21, 2022, 08:45:49 AM »
I search  Linux Lite 6.0 rc1 in youtube right now, and first comment under first video

"Including Google money blot Chrome is against Linux Principles, Linux lite should work for
a upgrader which can upgrade btw major releases without fresh installation..." So probably people will hate you for that, nothing new on internet.
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