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]: Yes!
by segedunum on Sat 14th Feb 2009 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes!"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

I prefer GNOME, and use only Gtk+ applications because I don't like my stuff looking out of place.

I sincerely hope you're happy with all three of them. With one button on each.

This has nothing to do with which is the better toolkit - in all honesty, I don't give a rat's bum about toolkits.

Which application do you like and feel works better - Firefox on Windows or Firefox on Linux?

Do you believe that having used Firefox on Windows that a user is going to be happy with Firefox on Linux and stay put? ;-)

I want what looks and works the best, and using a strictly Gtk+ desktop, I'm happy Google chose Gtk+

Well, hold on. Google haven't told us how they're actually going to get Chrome distributed and installed on your desktop yet. That might be even more fun ;-).

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RE[3]: Yes!
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 22:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Which application do you like and feel works better - Firefox on Windows or Firefox on Linux?


The words "firefox" and "better" need to be at least ten sentences apart

I have an absolute dislike for Firefox, whether it be on Windows, Linux, or the moon. Like Opera, and IE too now, it tries to be too much. A browser is a tool to show web pages. That's it. I don't need awesome bars. I don't need plugin frameworks. I don't need integrated RSS. I don't need themeing.

I am very peculiar when it comes to browsers. The features coming in Chrome 2 have me worried that Chrome too inevitably will move towards Firefox/Opera/IE.

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RE[4]: Yes!
by TQH ! on Sun 15th Feb 2009 09:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes!"
TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16
RE[4]: Yes!
by segedunum on Sun 15th Feb 2009 14:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

The words "firefox" and "better" need to be at least ten sentences apart

Well yer, Firefox is not a fantastic app as they've treaded the line with IE familiarity.

However, it doesn't answer the question. Do you really think that we have ports of Firefox and applications like Open Office to Linux that are as good as those on Windows, and do you really think the cross-platform crap that has been hacked on has made them better applications?

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RE[3]: Yes!
by TLZ_ on Sun 15th Feb 2009 09:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes!"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

I think Linux works really well on both actually.

A bit too bad that Firefox can't keep it's keyhole-branding (it's practically their GUI trademark now) on Linux, but I guess that would be difficult on GTK.

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