Jason Norwood-Young takes a first look at Ubuntu Dapper Drake Beta. Another noteworthy read is Jane Silber’s interview he gave to computer world Australia. I am quite excited about trying the new version of Ubuntu. With my limited bandwidth it is nearly impossible for me to download the beta versions. I am going to wait till the final release so that I can use Update Manager utility to upgrade my system.
Og Maciel expresses his desire to see Epiphany as the default browser with Gnome. He writes:
I could be wrong, but maybe all that it really need is a bit more love? Add a bit of â€œcosmeticsâ€ updates (a face-lift if you will) and some way to get to the more advanced properties for max tweakage et voilÃ¡! Sure Iâ€™m way out of my league here, but Epiphany, IMHO, has a lot of untapped potential!
I wrote about my experience with Epiphany and I do not agree with Og Maciel that it needs a face lift actually it is already looking as great as possible and lack of themes is not the reason why people prefer Firefox over Epiphany. I think it is lack of technical features that makes Firefox an ultimate choice. I think Firefox should have better integration with Gnome Desktop environment.
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