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Firefox to remain default browser in Ubuntu Netbook 10.10

The Ubuntu desktop team have decided to stick with Firefox as default web browser in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10.

During the Ubuntu Developer Summit earlier this year moves were made on staging Chromium as default web browser until Alpha 3 and then evaluating the feasibility of keeping it so.

Jorge Castro, informing developers of the result of the decision, cited several contributing factors including the less-than-straightforward installation procedure for Flash, translation issues and, as is so often the case, .iso/.img space issues are also a factor.

Chromium will be available to install in Ubuntu 10.10 directly from the main repository.