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Hi Carol, *.

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:13 AM, Carlos Jenkins <> wrote:
Again, for Christian:

[Debian] Chrome

Chrome is not default browser in debian. It's not even in official repositories.
(at least I couldn't find it at

[Debian] Iceweasel

Iceweasel is debian only anyway. No rpm based distro has a browser
named "iceweasel"

That it isn't taking iceweasel into account yet is a minor flaw in the
script, and then even cuts more share of deb away from the
"undetected" ones.

[Ubuntu] SeaMonkey

Wow, what a deal. You found corner cases of users not using the
default browser(s) of the distro. There will *always* be exceptions of
the rule

But again those cases are irrelevant when writing "The whole world
uses ubuntu, thus the fallbacks hould be deb".

Those who use ubuntu, use vast majority of those at least use the
default browser in ubuntu which identifies itself as being ubuntu.

The examples you give only state that:
Debian users who use chrome are not detected (but honestly, how many
debian users will use chrome?)
Ubuntu users who use Seamonkey will not be detected. But again: How
big is the share of Seamonkey users of all ubuntu users?

And: Don't you think that people who're not using the browser that is
installed by default, even go to the point in adding extra
repositories to their system are advanced enough to manually select
the package format?

Again: Only the unclear case counts. And if Ubuntu and debian users
can easily be detected (when using default browsers), than those
users, no matter how much, don't come into the equation anymore. As
simple as that.


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