Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:47 AM
These are all very interesting, and I can definitely see some people who would prefer Chrome's "tabs on top" approach with respect to Firefox's. However, personally I've never found much attraction in the other aspects of Chrome's GUI. I like its "tabs on top", but other than that, I don't like how it eschews the native application colors and decides its own ones instead. Probably just a personal quirk.
I will also say that the best part of Chrome isn't really its GUI, but rather its mind-blowing speed. If Firefox could become a Chrome-clone in terms of speed, that would far more beneficial than just cloning its GUI. Chrome's speed puts it into the leagues of a usable browser, and Firefox with Chrome's GUI will only make Firefox slower (more extensions always does that, no?), and slowness defeats the purpose of having a Chrome clone.