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With the prevalence of Social Media in the world, should we for convenience, include Social Media applications in Lite Software?

I know some of you are anti-social media, and that will influence your opinion. We are trying to push the message of free software. I'm not a big fan myself, but I'm always able to see the bigger picture and put aside personal opinion.

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 03:57:23 AM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:57:49 AM »
 

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I don't want to see Social Media applications at any form in Linux Lite. I want it simple and reliable, it seems better if someone needs it can downloads it.

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 06:41:18 AM »
 

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I don't want to see Social Media applications at any form in Linux Lite. I want it simple and reliable, it seems better if someone needs it can downloads it.

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Ditto  :)
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 06:43:32 AM »
 

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I don't want to see Social Media applications at any form in Linux Lite. I want it simple and reliable, it seems better if someone needs it can downloads it.

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If it's in Lite Software, it's presented as an option.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 07:17:30 AM »
 

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I simply don't see the need for these applications. The websites are fine.

If any maybe something like Franz (I don't know how "free" that one is) to have one program that combines the various social media platforms.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 07:50:29 AM »
 

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I don't want to see Social Media applications at any form in Linux Lite. I want it simple and reliable, it seems better if someone needs it can downloads it.

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Ditto  :)
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 08:45:51 AM »
 

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Disclaimer: I am anti-social media. OK, now onward. If it's in Lite software as an optional item. No problem. You have a 'Social Media' add-on in Lite Software. You tick it, hit enter. A GUI pops open & you select what you want, and it installs. I'm good with that. Additional, optional add-on's in Lite Software, or the repository hurt no one. However, if it was up to me I'd have items that are installed in Linux Lite right now moved to 'Lite Software'. To me the perfect Linux Lite is a strong, solid, secure OS that you add things to AFTER installation. Not try to figure out how to get rid of things you'll never use. A thought for down the road is to add another option to the 'welcome' screen after a fresh install. It would say "Would you like to look at a list of additional software you can add to Linux Lite?". Works for me.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 09:00:50 AM »
 

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Ottawagrant nailed it. It's there but it doesn't affect you. I don't need personal feelings on this matter, I need to know if this is something the masses would use or find useful.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 09:01:12 AM »
 

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I agree with Ottawagrant re slimming down LL and making Lite Software option larger.  As the Kernel grows with the  LL uniqueness of backwards hardware compatibility, the ISO is getting progressively larger.  .   I am not sure what % is Kernel and what %  is "addons - ( included software). Personally I still feel the iso should be capable of fitting on a CD with basic browser to tide users over  - and the path for further  addons , once LL installed, then made clear.   FWIW
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 09:02:09 AM »
 

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Yes. My company needs them. I run an open source social media company. I need to be able  access the application faster and more efficiently. You can start with Linuxrocks.online aka mastodon. They are open source social media. A lot of  people from Jupiterbroadcasting company got it installed. But we should be able to get corebird in the lite manger. Twitter application that works


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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
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Does it hurt to have it - No.. I haven't installed but a few of the current apps available in Lite Software.. (Will I use it - probably not).

Software/Apps are evolving... App Stores and Play Stores -- Dockers and Containers..
I tend to think of it as Lite Software = Top Requested/Most Used Apps.... Repository = Anything and Everything App Store

With a multitude of items increasingly being available in Lite Software, similar to Ottawagrant, perhaps a category heading/container..
 
Maybe something with as a containing folder with the Apps within.. an example

Media (Audio/Video)
-Audacity
-Kodi
-Restricted Extras
Social
-Skype
-FB Messenger
-Twitter
Browsers
-Opera
-Palemoon
Tools
Games


Etc Etc..


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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
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Yes it should be an option. Most of my friends use Facebook so I have to use it to stay up with activities. I did not know FB Messenger existed until this topic came up. I have been having to go through FB hoops to get to full screen messenger on my desktop. My friends use smart phones so they don't have this problems. I use a dumb flip phone. I like my computer screen big not pocket size. I have install FB Messenger so even if you don't offer it as an options, thanks for bring this to my attention Jerry!


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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
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Yes they should be available to install in Lite Software.

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
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It's good as is, I say keep it lightweight and uncomplicated.  Opt-in instead of opt-out is better. 
 


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