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    Re: Bringing Chrome to the Software Center

    Opera isn't in the repos either, but I see no reason to complain about it. Both Chrome and Opera is very easy to install on Ubuntu if you want to use them. It would have been altogether another issue if the only way to install them was by compiling the code, adding a PPA, or something along these lines.

    Now, regarding the tracking and privacy concerns... As a person who is very concerned about privacy, there certainly are some features in Chrome that worries me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_...#User_tracking For instance, when using the omnibar you are talking to Google's servers, although the data apparently is anomynized. However, Chrome isn't tracking you more than their search engine. What it boils down to is this: do you trust Google enough to use their services? If you do, then Chrome isn't worse than Google, and if you don't, then Chromium certainly is a brilliant alternative.

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    Re: Bringing Chrome to the Software Center

    As far as you Firefox fans...well, 5 minutes in the ubuntu software center would give you your favorite back...so everyone should be happy...
    As you said 5 minutes and chrome can be installed from google.
    Last edited by Wild Man; June 3rd, 2013 at 02:37 AM.

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    Re: Bringing Chrome to the Software Center

    Assuming you're going for chrome's look or the omnibox thing, but worried about privacy, you could always use Mantra (http://www.getmantra.com/) it's pretty cool.
    "You know how I know Kate supports every single programming language known to man? Because it supports Wesnoth Markup Language, that's why." - walyndrist

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    Re: Bringing Chrome to the Software Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Hekabe View Post
    Assuming you're going for chrome's look or the omnibox thing, but worried about privacy, you could always use Mantra (http://www.getmantra.com/) it's pretty cool.
    Had a look at that page, and I see they offer a customized version of Chromium, but in what ways is it different from vanilla Chromium regarding privacy? Isn't Mantra more like penetration testing?

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