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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RE[2]: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by sbergman27 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE: OBVIOUS CHOICE"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

I can't follow you. Why would GNOME dump their default browser but KDE wouldn't?

Gnome treats its default browser as the redheaded stepchild. It's quite shameful. FF is effectively both KDE's and Gnome's default browser, in the real world. Which, as an advocate of Epiphany, annoys me no end. The Epiphany crew is working hard on dumping Gecko for WebKit. I am hoping that once they get loose from depending directly upon their most direct (and unsympathetic) competitor, and are using a superior rendering and javascript engine, Epiphany will finally come into its own and get the support it deserves.

Edited 2009-02-14 17:10 UTC

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RE[3]: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by J. M. on Sat 14th Feb 2009 17:22 in reply to "RE[2]: OBVIOUS CHOICE"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

Firefox is not the default GNOME browser, it is the default web browser of Ubuntu, openSUSE etc. Just because many people don't understand the difference does not change the fact that the default GNOME browser is Epiphany. I know what you mean by the "real world", but still, Ubuntu is not GNOME. (Even if it means "GNOME is not the real world" then.) The fact that Ubuntu does not care about Epiphany does not mean that GNOME does not care about it.

Edited 2009-02-14 17:27 UTC

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RE[4]: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by sbergman27 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 17:33 in reply to "RE[3]: OBVIOUS CHOICE"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Don't blame Ubuntu. Granted, Ubuntu is a very important one. But is there a distro anywhere on which Epiphany is the default? I suppose, perhaps, it is on Nuisance. But I'm not even certain of that.

The browser is *very* arguably the most important app in the stack. And Gnome throws theirs crumbs just to keep it alive. I'm a Gnome advocate. But their treatment of Epiphany gets a "Boo! Hiss!" from me.

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