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[3]: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by J. M. on Sat 14th Feb 2009 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OBVIOUS CHOICE"
J. M.
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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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RE[5]: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by J. M. on Sat 14th Feb 2009 17:54 in reply to "RE[4]: OBVIOUS CHOICE"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

And what more can they do about it? They are working on Epiphany, they make it their default web browser and then they make it available. And then comes Ubuntu et al., pick GNOME, throw away Epiphany and include Firefox instead.

I'm not saying it's Ubuntu's fault, but it's not GNOME's fault either - the Linux distros do it not because Epiphany is bad, but because Firefox is extremely popular, most web sites don't ignore Firefox, it's the de facto standard non-MS browser, people expect it to be there, Windows users who try Linux for the first time are happy when they find a web browser they're familiar with, they don't care about alternatives...

There's nothing GNOME can do about it (maybe except for making Epiphany 100 times better than Firefox - that's the only way it could generate some interest, but of course that's impossible).

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