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: OBVIOUS CHOICE
by leos on Sat 14th Feb 2009 23:15 UTC in reply to "OBVIOUS CHOICE"
leos
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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.


Huh? Why would Gnome want to do that. I don't see how Chrome provides any advantages over Epiphany. It's certainly going to be less integrated into Gnome, and the speed advantage isn't really noticeable in real world use so all that's left is a less mature browser driven by one company, which could easily loose interest and make the project die (open source devs don't just magically appear when you open some code).

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