Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:07 UTC
Editorial Late last week we ran a story on how the Google Chrome team had decided to use Gtk+ as the graphical toolkit for the Linux version of the Chrome web browser. It was a story that caused some serious debate on a variety of aspects, but in this short editorial, I want to focus on one aspect that came forward: the longing for consistency. Several people in the thread stated they were happy with Google's choice for purely selfish reasons: they use only Gtk+ applications on their GNOME desktops. Several people chimed in to say that Qt integrates nicely in a Gtk+ environment. While that may be true from a graphical point of view, that really isn't my problem with mixing toolkits. The issue goes a lot deeper than that.
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by Jason Bourne on Mon 16th Feb 2009 19:09 UTC
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I think current Chrome-Win user interface is nice and fast. I think they did the right thing simplifying the UI. Its blue border is nice and it's not that different from Windows applications when you access the options. KDE and GNOME experience are completely different - it is 'DECLARED APARTHEID'. Something that has gone unclaimed in South Africa, but in the Caribbean for instance, it's more alive than anything.

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