Chrome on Ubuntu: Install it now, show interest in promoting companies to write Linux software!

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 10 14:52:27 UTC 2009


Steven Susbauer wrote:

> christopher.lemire at gmail.com wrote:
>> Google bashes linux:
>> http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/30/1740205
> 
> Saw this before. One employee is hardly Google, and they have a little
> bit of a point with frustration over which GUI toolkit to use but I
> don't think it's as big an issue as they make it. One of the big
> problems, I think, is they want to break the mold of what the UI looks
> like. I don't care if Linux Chrome looks like Windows Chrome (in fact I
> would prefer it didn't, and looked more like a typical browser, plus the
> improvements).
> 
> I do not think the GUI toolkit argument has much merit either, they
> mention how if they choose wrong between QT or GTK then they will
> ostracize 50% of users, which I say is completely BS. Users are used to
> having QT on their Gnome box and the opposite when it's called for.
> Large numbers of Gnome users use VirtualBox, for example.

And exceedingly large numbers of KDE users use Firefox.
-- 
derek






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