Browser Choice Option

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==== Current Status ==
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== Current Status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/13 | Fedora 13]]
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/13 | Fedora 13]]
 
* Last updated: November 20, 2009
 
* Last updated: November 20, 2009

Revision as of 03:03, 21 November 2009

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Browser Choice Option

Summary

Give users the ability to simply choose what browser they want.

Owner

Current Status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 13
  • Last updated: November 20, 2009

Detailed Description

Fedora (like many other Linux Distros) comes with Firefox pre-installed. As this is great for some this is bad for others. People should get to choose what browser they want and not have to manually download and install their browser(s), people would rather fill in a check box or click a button. Make things simple for users but do not anger them at the same time. There are two solutions I have thought of.

1. In the Fedora Set-up Agent have a check-box for what browser(s) the user would like to use. Firefox, Opera, and Chromium. By that have an optional button that can help the user decide what browser is best for them by asking them a few questions or giving some basic non-biased information.

2. Have a browser ballot screen. The user would choose their browser after the set-up agent is complete, on the top bar would be some globe representing the Internet. They would click on that and be greeted with a browser ballot screen. Here is an example of a browser ballot screen.

Benefit to Fedora

This feature would give users the power to choose. With this you will not have to manually serach, visit, download and install your browser. The current state of Fedora's browser method is anti-competitive. Users would rather fill in a check-box or click one button instead of go through a boring process. Doing this will make it simple, make it fast, make users happy.

How to Test

Not available because this feature has no implementation.

User Experience

This will enhance user experience through simplicity and convenience.

Dependencies

If not completed in time continue implementation for Fedora 14.

Documentation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_(web_browser) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Firefox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_(web_browser)

Release Notes

Not available because there is no current implementation of this feature.