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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2017, 04:59:24 PM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2017, 05:13:23 PM »
 

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OK. Yeah, that's what I thought after reading your previous reply. I totally misundetstood when I made my first post about this issue.

Now knowing exactly what you mean, yes, I'd cast a vote for the inclusion of any social media apps you guys feel merit being on the list. What somebody does to their Lite installation is their own business. If having those apps on the "Lite Software" list makes it easier for a Windows user to switch to Lite, then I say those apps most definitely need added. I add apps and packages to tweak my install to suit me and I think every Lite user should be able to do the same. I'm completely comfortable using Synaptic and adding repositories as I need to, but I certainly understand that some newcomers to Lite won't feel comfortable doing the same.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 07:22:29 PM »
 

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I completely agree with any user having a choice on what they want to install on their computer. I would like to see a disclaimer or popup warning them on adding additional programs will require a level of hardware to accommodate the additional programs. I think this would be a middle ground for purest vs. new users.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
 

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supergamer, this seems a reasonable compromise.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2017, 02:29:16 PM »
 

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That might be a warning that needs added anyway. A lot of new users are going to be old Windows users that don't fully understand hardware requirements or the increase in resources that some software will need. I can recall lots of experiences where a customer installed a program they either bought, or "borrowed" from a friend, and were then unable to run the software successfully.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2017, 03:07:03 AM »
 

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Social Media is definitely something I don't find a particular fondness of. However, the other people that I know of who definitely are social butterflies would love to have this option to install social software like this. Give the masses what they want. I'm in the minority because I don't really use stuff like this on a computer since I need more productive things to be done. The fun/social stuff I leave to my smartphone LG V20. It houses all of my social appy stuff.


Just to name a few that the others I know use in my circle of friends.
Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Steam, LinkedIn, LINE Messenger (popular with Spanish speaking countries).
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2017, 08:06:43 AM »
 

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Came across this recently http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/whatsapp-now-available-to-use-in-linux-through-web-browser.
Now that is something I am going to try as I am fed up trying to read the small print on my smart phone (HTC ONE) - Advancing years I am afraid. :(
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2017, 08:13:14 AM »
 

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Like Teddy, I personally am no fan of social media, but there are many who are. 
I suggest putting social media  in Lite Software, so those who don't want it are happy (i.e. they don't need to delete it from the LL package), and those who want it can simply  install it ...
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2018, 07:16:03 PM »
 

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i dont see facebook messenger in the  list i have, , maybe they will add it back in, i know this is a old topic, its now 2018, ha ha .  :)
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2018, 03:35:40 AM »
 

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This is an start. I am an social media marketer and an open source company owner. Y'all see the double negative?? Anyways  I for one need social media apps to be on here so i can work . I woulfovr to see telegram

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »
 

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Perfect solution.

Since this topic was updated today, I checked to see if this method was how I installed it. It wasn't. I hope this doesn't cause any updating problems like caused by adding a repo for the Firefox version not from Ubuntu.


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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2018, 08:27:04 PM »
 

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Personally, I don't think that the software needs to be included, as most people just use the websites anyway. But, it may be a good idea to have a Firefox shortcut to Facebook on the desktop on a new installation. This would be good for getting new users used to links, but doesn't add size to the installation package. It is a better idea to show how to install the software; but that really just comes down to showing a new user the package manager.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
 

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Personal opinions to one side.

If there are know "pre-established" hooks/calls at install,
and it is purely a "user" decision to "add" in Social Media,

Then I have know issue.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2018, 08:35:36 PM »
 

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In order to keep the distro light, all of those apps could be put on the "Lite Software" section, I mean, keep them handy in case you wish to install any, but not on your computer if you are not a fan of the app.

Thunderbird, Samba and the MDns utilities (for Apple devices) should be moved there, too.
I mean, keep them "Optional".

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2018, 11:27:17 PM »
 

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In order to keep the distro light, all of those apps could be put on the "Lite Software" section, I mean, keep them handy in case you wish to install any, but not on your computer if you are not a fan of the app.


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