Ubuntu could have the best browser in the world and yours

Ubuntu could have the best browser in the world and yours

Last week took place the Ubuntu Developer Summit, an event led by Jono bacon which was attended by the controversial shuttleworth. In his virtual appearance, since the event was online, he spoke of very interesting things about the future of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Touch and some of the ways Canonical could take. But perhaps, what caught the most attention is Shuttleworth's statement about the change of web browser in Ubuntu. Apparently, Canonical and the Ubuntu development group would be working on creating their own browser, based on the webkit engine that according to the creator of Ubuntu, will be the best browser in the world.

Little more was said about this new browser but with this the doors of controversy have been opened. Now many are wondering if Ubuntu will really create a browser scratch or will perform some fork from known browsers. Something that would speed things up a lot. He also commented on the importance it will have in a few months the convergence of operating systems and how you expect Ubuntu to be the first to achieve this convergence. So we can say that the Ubuntu browser will also be available for smartphones.

Will Google participate in the process of creating this new browser?

But possibly, what has drawn the most attention, more than anything because of the business and economic repercussions, is the use and introduction of GO in the Ubuntu ecosystem. GO is a programming language created by Google and although it has been with us for several years, it has not yet played an important role in the development of software applications. This language is really not bad at all, however it belongs to or was created by Google, which is why many programmers are very reluctant to use it. But it seems that things have changed and the Ubuntu guys will use this language. The question now is Has Google teamed up with Canonical to use this language? It is the impression that it gives and if so, we may see the intervention of Google in the development of this new browser.


New programming languages, convergences, design changes, new browsers ... many changes and few results. It is true that normally in the software world the changes are not fast, however, every time Shuttleworth opens his mouth, there is a new change in sight, but no real result. Some time ago there was talk of an operating system for smartphones, to this day you still cannot buy a smartphone with that operating system. There was also talk of a change in the graphic server, the latest news about it is that it will be delayed until 2016. Now a browser, When will we see him on our computers? It is not the first time that I focus on Shuttleworth, both he, his team and his community seem incredible to me, but the world may not take a second job. For the moment I will wait for the new browser although I will sit down to wait for it.

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  1.   Karel said

    I am concerned that it is based on a product "made in google" since this company is one of the most spies on the planet.

  2.   Sara said

    Ubuntu increasingly moves away from GNU policies and appears to take corporate policies such as Google, Microsoft and Oracle ...

    1.    Juan Valdez said

      According to your comment

  3.   honovan said

    I think that somehow you have to survive sometimes at the cost of a false appearance but the same is the personal interest of the community and the business, investments and finances issue that would have happened with Ubuntu or Linux Mint if we continued to stick to the strict rules of should ???.