So I’ve tried the new browser Google released ( as beta ) called ‘Chrome’ on Linux. While I’m more than happy with the speed and cleanliness of my Firefox install, I decided to give it a whirl. While I couldn’t really see a staggering difference of loading times between the two, one thing that really stood out and bugged me ( and caused me to remove Chrome from my system again ) was the “Windows let’s give every god damned application its own theme and color scheme”-approach they took. Windows applications have the habit to look totally out of place, and have no integration whatsoever with the look and feel of the desktop.ย  ( Yes Steam client, I’m looking at you! ) The blue-ish browser with custom buttons and tool bar seemed to try hard not to blend into my brown Ubuntu desktop, so it’s gone. Let’s hope Google get their heads out of their asses and make Chrome conform to the standards, guidelines, themes and color schemes of the desktop, whether it’s Mac, Windows or Linux!

Update: They seem to have a “Use GTK+ theme” and “Use system title bar and borders” under Options, but that only partially fixes things, turning the blue to purple. Nonetheless, when disregarding the desktop environment, Chrome looks pretty slick, and can hopefully become a worthy competitor for other browsers, which can only be a good thing! ๐Ÿ™‚