Google’s popular browser will be the default browser in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition, at least till Alpha 3.
The opensource Chromium browser – the base foundation behind Google Chrome – will be the default browser in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Netbook Edition, till at least Alpha 3.
The decision was taken at the Default Netbook App Selection session at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. Chromium was selected due to its “good code base, upstream maintainance and the browser speed. The wide plugin base and the flexibility of webkit were also seen as plus.”
However, since Chromium does not feature a native look, and the lack of native scroll bars and issues with printing has lead the Netbook team to decide, by Alpha 3, if whether or not Chromium should be the default choice as a browser. One other area that Chromium will certainly be considered is the compatability with the new global menu bar coming in the netbook edition.