Microsoft Teams for Linux

Maciej Suszko maciej at
Tue May 12 11:35:39 UTC 2020

On 5/12/20 1:21 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 12 May 2020 07:11:16 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> It is my understanding that FreeBSD does not support Google Chrome.
>> That is not Microsoft's fault. That is a failure on the part of
>> FreeBSD. You should be taking the problem up with them, or perhaps
>> Google. Whether there is no one willing to maintain the port, or a
>> systemic failure on the part of FreeBSD is the real question here.
> As Chrome, unlike Chromium, is not distributed in source form
> (i. e., it is not open source), distribution would only be
> possible as a binary blob, as for example nVidia does it.
> The interesting question could be: Why does nVidia provide
> a binary blob used by the FreeBSD port, and Google does not?
> You would guess that a graphics driver is much more dependent
> on bein tied closely both to the OS and to X, whereas a web
> browser is, more or less, "just" a user application program
> that should be quite portable.
>> The bottom line is this in not Microsoft's fault.
> That is correct. Chrome is supported, Chromium is not.
> And Chrome is not Chromium. And not Firefox.

What's the difference between Chrome and Chromium that is a stopper for
Microsoft to support this browser? What's wrong with Firefox that it
can't be used... or maybe what it lacks?

So we have the situation having two modern browsers mostly useless in
such web applications.
regards, Maciej Suszko.

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