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Shuttleworth: Chrome Nearly Replaced FF In Ubuntu 204

jbrodkin writes "Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth is a big fan of Google Chrome, and says the browser could replace the standard Firefox in future versions of Ubuntu Linux. 'We looked at it closely in the last cycle and the decision was to stick with Firefox,' he says. But the work that Google is doing with Chrome OS — essentially the Chrome browser on top of Linux — is potentially leading to a future in which 'Chrome on Ubuntu and Chrome on Linux is a better experience than Chrome on any other platform [i.e. Windows and Mac].' In a wide-ranging interview, Shuttleworth also discussed why he spent $20 million to become a space tourist but doesn't own a smartphone, controversies over Linux and Unity, the future of Ubuntu tablets, and says the move toward putting personal data in the cloud is 'a little scary.'"
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Shuttleworth: Chrome Nearly Replaced FF In Ubuntu

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  • NoScript? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Ironchew ( 1069966 ) on Monday June 13, 2011 @07:13PM (#36430238)

    Does Chrome have a flexible JavaScript blocker like NoScript yet?

  • Fox In the Henhouse (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Scarletdown ( 886459 ) on Monday June 13, 2011 @07:32PM (#36430394) Journal

    Is it wise to run a browser (and when Chrome OS comes out, a full fledged operating system) pushed by the biggest advertising, tracking, and marketing company on the web? Wouldn't it be better to use something that does not have a vested interest in tracking everything you do online? Or is the source for this browser fully open so any nasty evil bits would be spotted by vigilant hackers and purged immediately?

  • by bogaboga ( 793279 ) on Monday June 13, 2011 @08:05PM (#36430734)

    While I appreciate the enormous strides Google and their Chrome team have achieved, the Chrome browser does not cut it in my case because: -

    1: It still *is* an unfinished product...(read, "lacks print preview"). I understand this issue is now being addressed as of Chrome 13.0.782.1 Beta.

    2: I find its interface weird...(consider what happens to the interface once extensions are installed).

    Question: Is it just me?

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