Chrome Almost Replaced Firefox In Ubuntu

By | June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Chrome Almost Replaced Firefox In UbuntuGoing by what Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, has to say, his company “looked very closely” at replacing Firefox, the longtime default web browser in Ubuntu, with Chrome this time around.

Firefox managed to avoid being dropped off Ubuntu, however, with Shuttleworth saying that that won’t change with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 12.04 which is a long term support release set to release next spring.

Seeing as how Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution out there, the folks at Mozilla are well advised to persuade Canonical that Firefox is worthy of remaining Ubuntu’s default browser with all they have got.

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  • Rafael

    They won’t do it anytime soon, Chrome isn’t completely open-source.

    • Justinas

      There is always Chromium.

      • Tiago Sá

        Chrome is not open source. Period.

        Chromium is, and that’s what they’d replace Firefox with… Which… well… Chromium isn’t Chrome.

        • Rafael

          I’m not sure about Chromium, the license is so granulated (I don’t know if this is the correct word, I don’t remember the other specific word I’d like to use).

  • Anonymous

    Big wedges of cash were exchanged somewhere methinks

  • Anonymous

    Big wedges of cash were exchanged somewhere methinks

  • daPhyre

    Well. Ubuntu’s LDXE “Lubuntu” comes now with Chromium, and it seems to be quite better for the job… I wonder, what will it happen in close future? Ubuntu is, for what I know, the third most popular OS, so is quite a big market…