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Chromium to be default browser in Ubuntu 13.10?

Canonical are discussing the possibility of replacing Firefox with Chromium in the next version of Ubuntu

Apparently the debate has been going on for a short while now, but Canonical are again opening the discussion on the Ubuntu mailing list whether or Firefox should be replaced with Chromium as the default browser in Ubuntu. The subject came up at the last virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, however a decision was not made.

Firefox has been the default browser for a very long time
Firefox has been the default browser for a very long time

Speaking on the mailing list, Jason Warner, Ubuntu Desktop Manager explained what he wanted from the discussion: “What is important, and ultimately should be the deciding factor, is the common end user experience. Which browser, in the common case, will be the best for the general end user?”

The choice will not be made lightly, however either way, both browsers will be available to be used in Ubuntu.