Chrome nearly replaced Firefox in Ubuntu Linux, Mark Shuttleworth says
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"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."