Chromium for Xubuntu?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Thu May 6 16:30:04 UTC 2010

On Thu, 6 May 2010 11:01:26 -0400
John Moser <john.r.moser at> wrote:

> I only use Ubuntu/Gnome, but Google seems to tell me the state of things is:
>  - Ubuntu comes with Firefox
>  - Xubuntu comes with Firefox
>  - KDE comes with something called Arora
> Arora seems to be a Webkit-based browser, as Chrome.
> I'm currently playing with SRWare Iron, which is a build of Chromium
> with most of the Google tracking stuff disabled or flat-out removed.
> I think a sane default configuration of Chromium and a blanket
> configuration setting that disables those "intrusive" Google
> enhancements (like Search Suggest-- which by the way I enjoy in
> Firefox...) would be a better approach to this.
> More directly, I'm pondering if Xubuntu should default on Firefox; or
> if something lighter-weight like Arora or Chromium would fit better.
> I think the look and feel of Chromium is more natural to XFCE, though
> it's a bit shocking to me (the lack of a status bar at the bottom is
> one point of contention ...).  Plus Chromium is GTK+ based and uses
> the current GTK+ theme; Arora is Qt based and would require Qt plus
> qt-gtk-engine or something to look right, which would consume more
> disk and memory and possibly be unstable.

Perhaps the best fit of all would be midori, which is part of Xfce
development now. Is chromium still in beta? I don't seem to keep up
with all of these anymore.

Charlie Kravetz 
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