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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RE[2]: We're Stuck With It
by porcel on Tue 17th Feb 2009 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: We're Stuck With It"
porcel
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2006-01-28

There is no kile application in Gnome world. Gnome's education suite pails in comparison to KDE's. There is no k3b (and no brasero isn't even close).

Exaille, Rhythmbox are not even close to Amarok. Konqueror and krusader kick ass as file managers. Nothing close on the gnome side.

On the Gnome side of the fence, kde doesn't have anything close to G.R.A.M.P.S.

I could go on for hours, but if you are asking for interface purity, you will be missing on fundamental applications.

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