Chromium is looking to become a first class citizen as a Snap package and maybe no longer available as a deb from 18.10 onwards (https://community.ubuntu.com/t/intent-to-provide-chromium-as-a-snap-only/5987)
Firefox fate is not known at this stage but is also available as a snap now - so that is an option for all Ubuntu variants and who knows, maybe mandated in the future.
So I think it is right and proper to consider again our default Browser on first install for 18.10 onwards since the last time we considered this was in the budgie-remix days two years ago.
EDIT: The choice is limited to two browsers that are maintained in the Ubuntu Repositories - all other browsers are maintained outside of Ubuntu and cannot be included in our ISO since we are not allowed to include third party repositories by default.
We do make it very easy to install either Chromium or Firefox - and indeed Chrome and Vivaldi - on first logon via the budgie-welcome getting started wizard.
I’ll leave the arguments as to which we should default to you - please keep discussion to just the pro’s and con’s.
As always - majority wins … but I do reserve the right to reconsider the vote if I see any nefarious voting
- Default to Chromium
- Default to Firefox