Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 12:55 UTC
Google A major complaint about Google's Chrome web browser has been that so far, it is still not available on anything other than Windows. Google promised to deliver Chrome to Mac OS X and Linux as well, but as it turns out, this is a little harder than they anticipated, Ben Goodger, Google's Chrome interface lead, has explained in an email. It has also been revealed what toolkit the Linux version of Chrome will use: Gtk+.
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by bandido55 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:44 UTC
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To me the reason for using GTK+ is obvious. If they had chosen QT, KDE would have not dumped Konqueror as their default browser anyway. On the other hand, using GTK+, GNOME most certainly will dump their default browser (Epiphany?) allowing them to get higher penetration in the Linux market. Don't forget that Firefox is NOT the GNOME default browser because it doesn't use the GTK toolkit. If Chrome becomes the default browser in GNOME there is a good chance Distros will ship it instead of Firefox or in addition to Firefox.

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