> > Why?
> 
> because the weasel is WAY cuter
Nonsense. Just look at how the Cat adorably snuggles that globe. How could a 
Weasel ever compare?


> actually from what i understand, the original name of icecat was
> iceweasel, but then debian named their re-branded firefox as iceweasel
> and the original GNU iceweasel decided to rename to icecat to avoid any
> confusion - but now debian calls their default browser firefox again so
> the weasel name with all it's legacy is floating in limbo
> 
> they actually split off the iceweasel branding into a separate package
> so you can pretend that firefox-esr is still iceweasel - i just think
> many people would welcome the return of the weasel proper

Except that IceWeasel still exists, as Parabola GNU/Linux-libre maintains it 
as their primary browser.
https://git.parabola.nu/abslibre.git/tree/libre/iceweasel
As IceWeasel is based on Firefox, while IceCat is based on Firefox ESR, 
renaming it back would just cause the same confusion that led to the name 
change in the first place.


-jc

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