Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones I've seen superlative after superlative concerning the release of Firefox 3.0, and in all honesty, it is making my stomach ache. Yes, Firefox 3.0 is a great release. It has a slicker interface (the UI on Vista looks quite pretty) and the use of native widgets in Linux is a very, very welcome addition. On top of that, it actually delivers what I was craving for the most from my favourite Windows web browser: much improved performance. But does Firefox 3.0 change the web, or alter the way we use the intertubes?
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RE: linux has more than one GUI
by fernandotcl on Sat 21st Jun 2008 00:03 UTC in reply to "linux has more than one GUI"
fernandotcl
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2007-08-12

saying firefox3 looks native on linux is almost an insult to kde users ..

Oh, the drama.

It's not native to Gnome either (unless patched), it's native to GTK. Nitpicks aside, it mostly blends in well with the rest of a KDE desktop. The unification between several desktop standards is old news, and there are several ways to make GTK look exactly like Qt.

Of course, you may argue that it looks exactly like Qt, but doesn't feel exactly like Qt, and I agree, but it's a small price to pay. And you could also argue that it takes disk space, increases memory usage, blah, blah... The truth is, not enough people care, so it's not going to change any time soon, if ever.

A Webkit KPart for Konqueror is in the works, now that's gonna be nice.

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