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Chrome and Firefox

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Plugoo, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Plugoo

    Plugoo New Member

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    #1 Plugoo, Jul 13, 2009
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    It came to my attention that if you’re using explorer than in Google page Chrome advertisement appears. But if you’re using Firefox, no advertisement. Is Google supporting Firefox and open source? If so, why have they developed Google Chrome?
     
  2. johnr

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    You're right about the main Google page ... but in Youtube I do see the advertisement for Chrome despite using Firefox. I think Google supports open source, and they do have an agreement with Firefox to be their default search engine - but of course they would prefer you use their own Chrome browser. However Chrome hasn't really caught on, because most of those who would consider switching browsers have already switched to Firefox which IMHO is better than Chrome.
     
  3. vfx

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    Been on Chrome about 8 months now.

    Crashes the least of the Browers.
     
  4. dpeilow

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    Chrome over Firefox any day. I saw the Firefox icon the other day and thought it was about time to de-install.

    I retain IE for work's SSL VPN client, but otherwise it's always Chrome for me.
     
  5. johnr

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    What is this about the Firefox icon? AFAIK they're using the same icon as always, just the color is slightly different.
     
  6. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    My primary browser history is Netscape Communicator, Mozilla, and finally Firefox.
    As I did webdesign and webprogramming earlier I've got several version of IE and Opera as well on my machines. Never actually tried Chrome, as Firefox does what I want. Might try it out sometime :)

    Cobos
     
  7. shalimar

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    #7 shalimar, Dec 2, 2009
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    google Chrome is the best browser, when i first downloaded it, my internet was running at a lighting speed, i even checked my speed and it was normal too, hitherto i used firefox which chocked my browsing capabilities .
    But the only one advantage with firefox is that it has more add ons, which makes things much easier
     
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    That was funny Lisa. Thanks.

    I use FF on my mac and chrome on my pc...
     
  10. Bud

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    #10 Bud, Dec 2, 2009
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    Hi, guys
     
  11. AnOutsider

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    I think this thread was started by one of those sophisticated spam bots. shalimar's probably one as well
     
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    OK, so I'm giving Chrome a second try after some major slow downs recently using FF...but what do you guys do to block all the dang ads? I use ABP on FF along with "No Scripts" and never see all these annoying ads and pop-ups. Any add ons for Chrome to rid myself of that crap and prevent spy-ware/mal-ware?
     
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    That was funny.
     
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    #15 Bud, Dec 3, 2009
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    Hi, guys
     
  16. efusco

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    Thanks for taking the time to try to address my question. Unfortunately it doesn't really get to the meat of my concerns. While popups are an intrusive annoyance, they're rarely harmful. I'm more concerned about the unseen spy and malware that NoScripts blocks in FF and the banner and drop-down ads that AdBlock Plus stops in FF.

    I did some independent searching and found that if one is willing to install a development version of Chrome and then install a few strings of programming that it is possible to have an ad blocker of sorts. But then you're back to stability issues in a pre-release version and the necessity of either sticking with this old unstable version or going to a new stable version sans the ad block.

    I have to say, I've been using the Chrome for ~24 hours and it seems to be faster and more stable than FF and moving bookmarks and passwords was a breeze...but I wonder what price I'll be paying later if I continue to use it and have all this junk installed in the background.:frown:
     
  17. doug

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    You are exactly right.
     
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    #18 Bud, Dec 4, 2009
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    Hi, guys
     
  19. efusco

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    NP, you should try FF with Ad Block Plus just for grins, if you really want extra security install No Script (but it can be very annoying as it's very aggressive in blocking any potentially dangerous scripts). But surfing without seeing all the ads is a pleasure. That said, surfing with a stable fast browser is a pleasure too and I'm finding myself using Chrome for the past 3 days b/c of that.

    I'm on a brand new laptop w/ Windows 7 right now, I haven't yet installed a anti-spy/malware program, when I do I should have a pretty good idea of how much bad stuff Chrome is letting through. If it looks like a lot I'll go back to FF which has been very protective, if not too much I may stick with Chrome.

    One thing I'll really miss w/FF is the X-marks add-on...it allows you to share all your bookmarks on any computer using FF. When you have as many things bookmarked as I do that's a big deal, esp. when going to a new computer. I haven't heard of anything equivalent on Chrome.
     
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    #20 Bud, Dec 20, 2009
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    Hi, guys
     

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