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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by screaminj3sus View Post
    I just use official google chrome, it saves a lot of trouble since google has its own repo that's always up to date, and you get the pdf reader, pepper flash ...
    Me too.
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    You can disable stuff like "Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google" from the chrome settings. I see little reason to use chromium

    I've heard chromium is a pain in the *** to build, so you guys may be waiting a while for a reliable ppa.
    I haven't come across a convincing argument for those who aren't testers or developers to prefer Chromium over Chrome.

    Given that browsers now seem to have a fairly rapid release cycle and constantly fiddle with their UIs, keeping updated is going to be a heavy toll on the folks of Ubuntu's various browser ppa teams. I'm not even sure how necessary these ppas are.

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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by guitara View Post
    I solved the issue by reuniting with firefox (after being impressed so much by firefox mobile).
    I wish I could say the same, its not fiefox mobile so much that I hated but the gecko engine that just doesnt display any decent mobile sites because they are almost all written for webkit
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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

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    Ack, Tobias has removed Chromium from his PPA. Probably just as well, it would better to get the "official" PPA back...
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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    I haven't come across a convincing argument for those who aren't testers or developers to prefer Chromium over Chrome.
    Chromium is 100% open source. That matters to some people who aren't developers or testers.

    Also because Google Chrome is not 100% open source, it cannot be distributed in the normal Ubuntu repositories.

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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post
    Chromium is 100% open source. That matters to some people who aren't developers or testers.

    Also because Google Chrome is not 100% open source, it cannot be distributed in the normal Ubuntu repositories.
    I understand the second part. I don't want to argue about the first part.

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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post

    it cannot be distributed in the normal Ubuntu repositories.
    But does that really matter, when installing chrome automatically adds google's repository?

    I'd also go so far as to say chrome is more convenient for testers as well, with google's repo its super easy to switch channel. lets say you are using beta and want to switch to dev channe. Running sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable automatically uninstalls beta and installs dev.
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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post
    Chromium is 100% open source. That matters to some people who aren't developers or testers.

    Also because Google Chrome is not 100% open source, it cannot be distributed in the normal Ubuntu repositories.
    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    I understand the second part. I don't want to argue about the first part.
    I must say...

    The reason I do not use Google Search, Google Chrome, et cetera is my lack of trust in the growing Google-NSA alliance since "911".

    I know they're trying to be helpful in the ongoing global cyberwars, but they cannot become the antivirus provider for the world. Google-NSA, themselves, have been the target of many successful hacking attempts, and I worry about all the info they're collecting, and into whose hands it will ultimately fall.

    I sleep better at night, using Chromium & DuckDuckGo -- that's all.
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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    So currently our Chromium choices are version 18 from the repos, or 22 from the random crack ppa. Is that what it boils down to?

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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    I must say...

    The reason I do not use Google Search, Google Chrome, et cetera is my lack of trust in the growing Google-NSA alliance since "911".

    I know they're trying to be helpful in the ongoing global cyberwars, but they cannot become the antivirus provider for the world. Google-NSA, themselves, have been the target of many successful hacking attempts, and I worry about all the info they're collecting, and into whose hands it will ultimately fall.

    I sleep better at night, using Chromium & DuckDuckGo -- that's all.
    I mainly use FF, but (as well as a few other browsers) I also have Iron installed:

    https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_faq.php

    Latest Linux version:

    https://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3755

    Btw, this is worth a read:

    The Importance of Anonymity on the Web
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    Re: Chromium Browser Nightly PPA

    Quote Originally Posted by daKoolaid View Post
    So currently our Chromium choices are version 18 from the repos, or 22 from the random crack ppa. Is that what it boils down to?
    I'm running chromium-browser version:

    Code:
    Chromium 20.0.1132.47 Ubuntu 12.10
    Where are you getting version 18 from?

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