Majesticmerc, on 28 July 2012 - 23:45, said:
Web browser: How about a browser ballot screen? Many people here on Neowin complain that Microsoft gets a bad rap for bundling a browser, why not provide a choice of several?
let's definitely try to do this, but if we can't, Chrome would be the #1 choice for me because it comes bundled with auto-updating Flash. or maybe we could do a custom build of chromium? that would be boss
Email/IM: Aren't Evolution and Empathy parts of the Gnome set? Perhaps it would be wise to use those. That said, I'm an XFCE user so I could be wrong.
yeah, I think the are (or, at least they cane with my GNOME
). They're pretty nice, but for Evolution I'd like to see a way just to read my email and have it never be deleted off of Hotmails servers, and for Empathy I can't seem to get it to connect to the Neowin IRC network O.O. What about Thunderbird for an email client?
or OpenOffice, I don't have much of a preference...but what about running Office Web Apps in chrome/border-less browser windows? that'd be cool, and pretty easy to do in C#.
Others to consider
- An option to install WINE during the install. Have an option during install for "Install Windows compatibility software" or something
WINE AND MONO. I think it should be an opt-out thing to install WINE and Mono, it would just make app development for Shift2 so much easier. And what about a custom app store?
I wouldn't add much else, lest we start to make it a bloated distro.
agreed, I'd like to start it out with just the basics.
IMO, the most important part is WINE and Mono.