... were easily solved with four little words:
"Ubuntu Classic (No Effects)"
I don't need eye candy. Perhaps I should give Xubuntu a look?
Yes. Or Debian with Xfce. Or Linux Mint Xfce. GNOME Shell is worse than Unity.
Anyway, Squeeze includes Chromium so who gives a damn about Iceweasel anyway!
That's how I decided what to do about Firefox and Iceweasel.
Thinking a little longer about it, maybe this has implications in shipping/selling truly unencumbered pre-loaded hardware/virtual platforms based on Linux? Thanks to the lack of fear that some evil megacorp will come hunt you down for including a copyrighted wifi firmware in your seemingly harmless mini-firewall gadget. Maybe this has positive implications (although i am still not 100% convinced that it's just a show of idealism that will hurt Joe user.)
I really doubt the Debian community cares anything about that.
Everybody Loves Eric Raymond.
A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine.