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HappinessNow
November 1st, 2009, 12:04 AM
I just made Google Chrome my default web browser!

The progression has been gradual, we are fortunate to have 3 great web browsers to choose from: Opera, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

I honestly have not used Opera in a while but still find it is a great web browser. Lately, I have found myself using Google Chrome over Firefox for at least a couple of months now.

While I will always love Firefox, Google Chrome surpasses Firefox in speed, ease of use and with the built in default settings I do not miss any Firefox add-ons. Having themes available for Google Chrome is icing on the cake.

Will I occasionally use Firefox again?...of course and on a rare occasion even Opera but Google Chrome has become my first choice for a Web Browser.

Have you made the switch yet from Firefox, Opera or other web browsers to making Google Chrome/Chromium your default web browser?

EDIT:
The fact that you can use both AdBlock Plus and FlashBlock flawlessly in the latest Google Chrome/Chromium should be a winning feature for most people!

AdBlock Plus works flawlessly in Google Chrome/Chromium for me
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1310443

Launchpad Daily for Chromium:
https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Echromium-daily/+archive/ppa)


add the ppa like so:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromuim-dailykey is automatically added.

Vostrocity
November 1st, 2009, 12:28 AM
I do use Chrome as my everyday browser, however I have Epiphany set as the default. For some reason I just like having a different browser to open up links from the OS than the browser that I'm currently using.

pwnst*r
November 1st, 2009, 12:33 AM
yep, since last Dec.

Ichtyandr
November 1st, 2009, 12:44 AM
I also remember someone posting here about Iron, which is apparently a privacy respecting Chrome. Is there any chance we are getting that into repositories?
btw I the speed argument is not convincing any more, on Karmic FF is really fast
cheers

speedwell68
November 1st, 2009, 12:58 AM
Swiftfox FTW.:D Just as fast as Chrome/Chromium and has all the benefits of my favourite Firefox addons. Chrome is a nice browser, it is the lack of customisation that keeps me from using it.

pwnst*r
November 1st, 2009, 01:13 AM
I also remember someone posting here about Iron, which is apparently a privacy respecting Chrome. Is there any chance we are getting that into repositories?
btw I the speed argument is not convincing any more, on Karmic FF is really fast
cheers

other than the first listed here:

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php

i don't see what the big deal is. a "timestamp" when it was installed? whoopdeefriggindoo. people cry about that?

and speed is still a convincing argument. chrome does feel faster to me than ff even with a new kubuntu install yesterday.

hoppipolla
November 1st, 2009, 02:16 AM
I prefer Chrome - it's just so fast and I love the interface :)

mrebanza
November 1st, 2009, 04:23 AM
chrome in ubuntu????

Jesus_Valdez
November 1st, 2009, 04:30 AM
OMG WAT YOU WOULD DO SOMETHING THAT AWFUL!!!

Also, my default browser is Midori and I use Swiftweasel for special cases.

bibekdai
November 1st, 2009, 04:31 AM
whats the replacement for adblock in chrome ?

ElSlunko
November 1st, 2009, 04:32 AM
I was using chrome 'till I got my hands on FF 3.7 so switched back to FF.

Crunchy the Headcrab
November 1st, 2009, 04:34 AM
I've never tried Chrome. I know that Google already knows everything about me, probably including my name, birth date, blood type and social security number, but I still have a hard time believing they aren't using that browser to spy on me.

Ewingo401
November 1st, 2009, 04:34 AM
I tried Chrome for a couple of weeks. I really liked its speed, but its inability to block ads as well as Firefox really kind of killed it for me. While using Chrome I was blocking ads by editing my hosts file which worked but not nearly as well as Adblock Plus. When/if Chrome gets an addon that functions as well as Adblock Plus I'll seriously consider using it as my everyday browser.

Frak
November 1st, 2009, 04:34 AM
whats the replacement for adblock in chrome ?
Adsweep and Privoxy. There's an Adblock for Chrome, but it's flaky at best.

Praxicoide
November 1st, 2009, 07:26 AM
I tried it on a Mac, didn't particularly like it and went back to Firefox on that machine.

For my own computer, I've been using Midori for a while, since most of the major problems got solved, because it is very lightweight and fast.

vishzilla
November 1st, 2009, 07:35 AM
Firefox 3.7 nightly is as fast as Chrome. Somehow Chrome doesn't give a feeling of a solid browser as at times its buggy (I would give it a little more time)

HappinessNow
November 1st, 2009, 09:09 AM
Surprised no one is using Opera.

EDIT:

AdBlock Plus works flawlessly in Google Chrome/Chromium for me
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1310443

speedwell68
November 1st, 2009, 10:46 AM
I tried Chrome for a couple of weeks. I really liked its speed, but its inability to block ads as well as Firefox really kind of killed it for me. While using Chrome I was blocking ads by editing my hosts file which worked but not nearly as well as Adblock Plus. When/if Chrome gets an addon that functions as well as Adblock Plus I'll seriously consider using it as my everyday browser.

It won't get an ad-blocker as good as Adblock Plus. Internet advertising is the core of Google's business, so they aren't about to give their users a method of blocking that business. Plus, whilst I do use their products, i.e search and Google Earth, I am deeply suspicious of them as a company. As already, by others, said I am sure they are using that browser to spy on people.

Metallion
November 1st, 2009, 12:08 PM
Surprised no one is using Opera.

*Jumps up in the crowd* I use Opera! :(

I've never tried Chrome but I know I'll also miss that adblock feature. Whenever I'm on a browser that doesn't have it I get really annoyed with all the ads on many sites.

adalal
November 1st, 2009, 12:13 PM
Google Chrome is just the stable version to Chromium...

Saying that, I've installed chromium, but I hardly use it, since it takes up a lot more memory than it's supposed to.. and runs with a slightly elevated cpu usage.

ctrlmd
November 1st, 2009, 12:17 PM
hmmmm i guess i'll download chrome and try it


firefox user :D

cb951303
November 1st, 2009, 12:29 PM
chormium ftw.

purgatori
November 1st, 2009, 12:39 PM
Chrome is great, but the interface is too slow for me, compared to Vimperator.

mivo
November 1st, 2009, 12:54 PM
Looked at it, liked its speed and interface, but I won't use a browser as my default unless it offers an add-on as good as or better than Adblock Plus. That is one area where I won't make compromises. :)

note32
November 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM
firefox til the day i die.

mmix
November 1st, 2009, 02:17 PM
Gecko/20091031 Minefield/3.7a1pre

Firefox 3.5 is fine but, minefield 3.6 and 3.7 dev version getting something wrong.

Getting slow, and annoying new clock display in tab in firefox.

kevdog
November 1st, 2009, 02:43 PM
Where do I get the Firefox 3.7 nightly releases?

pwnst*r
November 1st, 2009, 02:49 PM
lol @ spying. tin foil hats need to come off before entering thread.

Regenweald
November 1st, 2009, 03:16 PM
whats the replacement for adblock in chrome ?
Here. http://www.chromeextensions.org/ i use adsweep and flashblock.

mmix
November 1st, 2009, 03:24 PM
Where do I get the Firefox 3.7 nightly releases?

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

mivo
November 1st, 2009, 04:02 PM
lol @ spying. tin foil hats need to come off before entering thread.

Actually, he may have a point. Do a Google (;)) search for "google analytics privacy". (This site here uses Google Analytics as well, by the way.)

NCLI
November 1st, 2009, 04:28 PM
I'm not really worried as long as my data stay within Google. The only thing I've ever heard about them doing with the data is using it to target fitting ads at me, which I really don't mind.

pwnst*r
November 1st, 2009, 04:33 PM
Actually, he may have a point. Do a Google (;)) search for "google analytics privacy". (This site here uses Google Analytics as well, by the way.)

but if you're THAT concerned, you should be hosting your own mail server too.

tom66
November 1st, 2009, 04:37 PM
A replacement for Adblock Plus has been difficult, but I settled with a hosts file, which works just as well.

Digikid
November 1st, 2009, 04:38 PM
Heh. Enjoy the spyware.

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 02:51 AM
Here. http://www.chromeextensions.org/ i use adsweep and flashblock.

Thanks for the link I updated my Google Chrome to Version: 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel

...and installed AdBlock +
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/adblock/

also FlashBlock
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/flashblock/

Both work flawlessly for me, now that Google Chrome has AdBlock Plus there isn't much of an argument to use Firefox anymore. :p

zefew
November 2nd, 2009, 03:48 AM
i can't believe some people here are using a browser that's not even open-sourced.

how could this have happened?

mamamia88
November 2nd, 2009, 03:51 AM
it was for awhile but now i'm back to firefox

JBAlaska
November 2nd, 2009, 04:16 AM
Have not had to wear my tin foil hat since I quit winblows...Not about to put it back on. No Google Chrome on my boxes!

Regenweald
November 2nd, 2009, 04:22 AM
Thanks for the link I updated my Google Chrome to Version: 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel

...and installed AdBlock +
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/adblock/

also FlashBlock
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/flashblock/

Both work flawlessly for me, now that Google Chrome has AdBlock Plus there isn't much of an argument to use Firefox anymore. :p

No problem, They work flawlessly in chromium too :) My rendering speed has really gone up now that I can block all flash and ads. Actually the only plugin that may crash once every few weeks is flashplugin

Ichtyandr
November 2nd, 2009, 04:24 AM
i can't believe some people here are using a browser that's not even open-sourced.

how could this have happened?

actually Chrome is open sourced

slumbergod
November 2nd, 2009, 05:54 AM
I've never really been a fan of using Chrome (though I really like it as an alternative from Google!). I suspect that there'll be a few new users trying out Chrome in the upcoming week given the problems with Firefox under Karmic. Actually, if the problems aren't sorted I will even consider it too!!!

Knowle
November 2nd, 2009, 06:41 AM
I've been using Google Chrome as my default browser for the past month, it's great. I had a few issues regarding privacy as well before I decided to use it full time but I found this helpful.


- If you’re just surfing around the web and clicking on links, that information does not go to google.com.

- If you are typing a search or url in the address bar, Google Chrome will talk to the current search service to try to offer useful query/url suggestions. I love this feature, but you can turn it off. Right-click in the Omnibox/address bar and choose “Edit search engines…”. Or click the Chrome menu (it looks like a wrench), then Options->Basics and then the “Manage” button.


- By default, crash reports and other anonymous usage statistics (e.g. which features are used most often) are not sent to Google. The Chrome team would love if people opted-in to send crash report data though, because it would improve Chrome for everyone. To opt in, click on the Chrome menu (it looks like a wrench), then click “Options.” On the “Under the Hood” tab, check the box that says “Help make Google Chrome better by automatically sending usage statistics and crash reports to Google.” You can read more about this opt-in option on this support page.

- I believe if Google Chrome sees a very short, stock 404 page (less than 512 bytes), it talks to Google in order to try to suggest other possible pages and options. My understanding that this is the same underlying technology that I talked about earlier this year. I think if you have a helpful 404 page (> 512 bytes), Google Chrome doesn’t modify that (this 404 page isn’t changed for example), but Google Chrome does try to help with very short/unhelpful 404 pages. If you still don’t like this feature, you can turn it off. Go to Chrome/Wrench menu->Options->Under the Hood and uncheck the box that says “Show suggestions for navigation errors.”

By the way, just as a quick plug: if you as a site owner want to improve your 404 pages, Google offers a nice snippet of JavaScript (well under 20 lines) to offer this functionality to site owners. See this 404 page blog post for more info.

- Google Chrome checks for automatic updates every 25 hours. Other modern browsers check for updates as well, e.g. to plug security holes. Given today’s sometimes-hostile web, I think checking for updates like this is a very smart choice.

- Every 30 minutes, Google Chrome downloads a list of 32-bit url hashes of urls thought to be dangerous (malware or phishing). That is a download of data from google.com, not to google.com. As you surf around the web, if you happen to hit a url whose hash is in the dangerous list, the 32-bit hash is sent to Google and Google replies with a full 256-bit hash of the dangerous url in question. Not only does this happen very rarely, but Google Chrome doesn’t send a url to Google, it sends a url hash, so Google doesn’t learn the url from this exchange. By the way, this is essentially the same protocol that Firefox 3 uses to protect its users from malware/phishing urls as well.

Update, September 5th 2008: A friend pointed me to this nice public description of Google’s Safe Browsing protocol in case you’re interested in more details.

- When you choose your language in the user interface, Google Chrome downloads a spellcheck dictionary. Again, that is a download of data from google.com, not to google.com.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only communication that happens between Google Chrome and google.com. I thought it would be better to write down all the communication that happens so that people wouldn’t invent conspiracy theories. As Louis Brandeis said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Luckily, you can double-check me because the browser is open-source. I hope this helps in case anyone has any privacy-related questions about Google Chrome.
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-communication/

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 07:50 AM
No problem, They work flawlessly in chromium too :) My rendering speed has really gone up now that I can block all flash and ads. Actually the only plugin that may crash once every few weeks is flashpluginGreat to know that AdBlock Plus and FlashBlock both work flawlessly in Chromium as well as Google Chrome.


I've been using Google Chrome as my default browser for the past month, it's great. I had a few issues regarding privacy as well before I decided to use it full time but I found this helpful.

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-communication/Thanks for the helpful link, this may help some people overcome unreasonable fears (naturally some it won't of course). :p

rifak
November 2nd, 2009, 07:53 AM
just a quick question for you all: are there some flash videos that you can't interact with? for example, on youtube, i can press play and pause it and move the slider forward and backword, however, with facebook loaded videos, i can't press any buttons to play or anything...like it's not recognizing that im clicking anything within the video. anyone else have this?

other than this, chrome has been very good to me..very quick, never crashes. but this one thing is keeping me from moving because when i come along to a site that this happens, i have to open up firefox to watch the video

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 08:01 AM
just a quick question for you all: are there some flash videos that you can't interact with? for example, on youtube, i can press play and pause it and move the slider forward and backword, however, with facebook loaded videos, i can't press any buttons to play or anything...like it's not recognizing that im clicking anything within the video. anyone else have this?

other than this, chrome has been very good to me..very quick, never crashes. but this one thing is keeping me from moving because when i come along to a site that this happens, i have to open up firefox to watch the videoActually I have had this problem happen in both Firefox and Opera...I haven't tried yet to replicate it Chrome but it may be a Facebook error, you may want to alert the Facebook devs. but anything is possible by the way.

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 08:36 AM
Reviewing the thread in full, requires updated responses to the post below:


Swiftfox FTW.:D Just as fast as Chrome/Chromium and has all the benefits of my favourite Firefox addons. Chrome is a nice browser, it is the lack of customisation that keeps me from using it.Update Google Chrome to Version: 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel

and then customize:

http://www.chromeextensions.org/


whats the replacement for adblock in chrome ?

AdBlock Plus
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/adblock/

but first update to version 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel



I tried Chrome for a couple of weeks. I really liked its speed, but its inability to block ads as well as Firefox really kind of killed it for me. While using Chrome I was blocking ads by editing my hosts file which worked but not nearly as well as Adblock Plus. When/if Chrome gets an addon that functions as well as Adblock Plus I'll seriously consider using it as my everyday browser.They actually have AdBlock Plus working in Google Chrome/Chromium

AdBlock Plus
http://www.chromeextensions.org/appe...oning/adblock/

but first update to version 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel

also refer to this thread:
AdBlock Plus works flawlessly in Google Chrome/Chromium for me
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1310443



It won't get an ad-blocker as good as Adblock Plus. Internet advertising is the core of Google's business, so they aren't about to give their users a method of blocking that business.

They have AdBlock Plus and FlashBlock working in the latest Dev. Build of Google Chrome/Chromium already!


*Jumps up in the crowd* I use Opera! :(

I've never tried Chrome but I know I'll also miss that adblock feature. Whenever I'm on a browser that doesn't have it I get really annoyed with all the ads on many sites.No need to miss AdBlock Plus in Google Chrome/Chromium it currently works flawlessly!


Looked at it, liked its speed and interface, but I won't use a browser as my default unless it offers an add-on as good as or better than Adblock Plus. That is one area where I won't make compromises. :)OKAY then get ready to use Google Chrome/Chromium because AdBlock Plus works flawlessly!


Here. http://www.chromeextensions.org/ i use adsweep and flashblock.Again, Thanks for your post! :p


A replacement for Adblock Plus has been difficult, but I settled with a hosts file, which works just as well.No need to use a replacement for AdBlock Plus when you can just use AdBlock Plus in Google Chrome/Chromium!

corsakh
November 2nd, 2009, 09:49 AM
just a quick question for you all: are there some flash videos that you can't interact with? for example, on youtube, i can press play and pause it and move the slider forward and backword, however, with facebook loaded videos, i can't press any buttons to play or anything...like it's not recognizing that im clicking anything within the video. anyone else have this?

other than this, chrome has been very good to me..very quick, never crashes. but this one thing is keeping me from moving because when i come along to a site that this happens, i have to open up firefox to watch the video

I am not able to move the slider in Chromium on youtube. 64 bit machine here.

BFG
November 2nd, 2009, 10:04 AM
I've read this whole thread, but can't find any reference to a native linux version of chrome. What gives???

I love Chrome for PC use, but for me an inferior native browser is always a better option than anything running through emulation. So if someone's found a version that runs - please share! :)

corsakh
November 2nd, 2009, 10:12 AM
I've read this whole thread, but can't find any reference to a native linux version of chrome. What gives???

I love Chrome for PC use, but for me an inferior native browser is always a better option than anything running through emulation. So if someone's found a version that runs - please share! :)

https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa

renkinjutsu
November 2nd, 2009, 10:26 AM
just a quick question for you all: are there some flash videos that you can't interact with? for example, on youtube, i can press play and pause it and move the slider forward and backword, however, with facebook loaded videos, i can't press any buttons to play or anything...like it's not recognizing that im clicking anything within the video. anyone else have this?

other than this, chrome has been very good to me..very quick, never crashes. but this one thing is keeping me from moving because when i come along to a site that this happens, i have to open up firefox to watch the video

are you on a 64bit system, using 64bit flash? I have the same problem, and i never had it while on 32 bit... Adobe really needs to get their act straight (or all web admins should just use HTML5 :D)

ElSlunko
November 2nd, 2009, 10:39 AM
I think FF 3.7 is close to the speed of Chromium.Also the tabs in 3.7 have the same behavior as the Chromium ones which I prefer. Though I think chromium's interface is better developed.

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 11:30 AM
i can't believe some people here are using a browser that's not even open-sourced.

how could this have happened?


actually Chrome is open sourced



Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) is built with open source code from Chromium.http://dev.chromium.org/developers

pwnst*r
November 2nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
just a quick question for you all: are there some flash videos that you can't interact with? for example, on youtube, i can press play and pause it and move the slider forward and backword, however, with facebook loaded videos, i can't press any buttons to play or anything...like it's not recognizing that im clicking anything within the video. anyone else have this?

other than this, chrome has been very good to me..very quick, never crashes. but this one thing is keeping me from moving because when i come along to a site that this happens, i have to open up firefox to watch the video

i do, but had the same issue intermittently with FF also under 64bit Ubuntu.

Spike-X
November 2nd, 2009, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the link I updated my Google Chrome to Version: 4.0.223.11:
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel



Thank you for posting this link half a dozen times in this thread.

Now perhaps you could explain to us exactly how we're supposed to use an .exe file to install something in Linux?

HappinessNow
November 2nd, 2009, 03:12 PM
I've read this whole thread, but can't find any reference to a native linux version of chrome. What gives???

I love Chrome for PC use, but for me an inferior native browser is always a better option than anything running through emulation. So if someone's found a version that runs - please share! :)


https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Echromium-daily/+archive/ppa)


Thank you for posting this link half a dozen times in this thread.

Now perhaps you could explain to us exactly how we're supposed to use an .exe file to install something in Linux?Easy you don't,...I posted from XP

The launchpad site for Chromuim daily has already been posted, I'll post it again since you seemed to have missed it:

https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Echromium-daily/+archive/ppa)

(Also, edited OP to add the link: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Echromium-daily/+archive/ppa))


add the ppa like so:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromuim-dailykey is automatically added.

phibxr
November 2nd, 2009, 11:40 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I tried Chromium out, and it sure has made progress in the Linux port. It's my preferred browser under Windows, and it looks like it will be under Linux too.

Spike-X
November 3rd, 2009, 12:21 AM
It looks good so far, but I think I'll give it a few more months before I start using it on a regular basis.

jrusso2
November 3rd, 2009, 01:14 AM
I would be happy just to be able to install it on Linux. I am using Mandriva and can't find an rpm that works with it.

northwestuntu
November 3rd, 2009, 01:44 AM
would you say chrome is safe enough for banking and online purchases?

pwnst*r
November 3rd, 2009, 02:40 AM
as safe as any other browser.

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 03:59 AM
would you say chrome is safe enough for banking and online purchases?


as safe as any other browser.

Agreed.

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 04:15 AM
I would be happy just to be able to install it on Linux. I am using Mandriva and can't find an rpm that works with it.
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxBuildInstructionsPrerequisites#Mandriva_setup

-jay-
November 3rd, 2009, 04:28 AM
been a fan of firefox for years i wanted a browser thats fast for me i tried several browsers but google chrome seems to be the fastest for me playing flash games & other things so google chrome is my default browser

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 04:31 AM
been a fan of firefox for years i wanted a browser thats fast for me i tried several browsers but google chrome seems to be the fastest for me playing flash games & other things so google chrome is my default browser

Hey -jay- great to hear, Firefox will always have that special place in my heart.

I am so Thankful there is Google Chrome.

btw if you haven't already checked it out take a look at Chrome Experiments:
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/

northwestuntu
November 3rd, 2009, 04:41 AM
as safe as any other browser.

i would just think as being so new they would have a lot more security holes.

pwnst*r
November 3rd, 2009, 04:48 AM
i would just think as being so new they would have a lot more security holes.

from the company that does SSL throughout your entire email session (unlike hotmail, yahoo, etc) and not just the log in process is okay with me.

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 04:55 AM
from the company that does SSL throughout your entire email session (unlike hotmail, yahoo, etc) and not just the log in process is okay with me.Yeah! ^ This ^

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
It is impressive to see the number of people who voted in this poll that have adopted Google Chrome/Chromium as their default Web Browser of choice.

wojox
November 3rd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Just installed Chromium last night on 9.10. Can't believe the speed and rendering abilities over Firefox. I had downloaded it a few months ago on 9.04, but didn't see any difference. They've done a lot since then.

HappinessNow
November 3rd, 2009, 02:38 PM
Just installed Chromium last night on 9.10. Can't believe the speed and rendering abilities over Firefox. I had downloaded it a few months ago on 9.04, but didn't see any difference. They've done a lot since then.wojox great to hear! eventually as time goes by more and more people will adopt Chromium and the development community will grow exponentially and we will see the wealth of Chromium Extensions expand.

I am glad that we finally have a viable option over Firefox.

Google is poised to make Google Chrome/Chromium the #1 choice for Web Browsers, given time they will no doubt meet their goal and we get to benefit by having an awesome Web Browser. :p

subdivision
November 3rd, 2009, 04:04 PM
Chrome is my default browser, but only in Windows. I still use FF in Linux.

renkinjutsu
November 3rd, 2009, 04:09 PM
chromium was already my default browser in jaunty.. firefox was really slow for me (but it was really fast after a clean install (still not as fast as chromium though))

I switched over to 64bit chromium since i switched from 32bit jaunty to 64bit karmic.. anyway, anyone else having problems with 64bit chromium not finishing the peacekeeper benchmark and stopping at the javascript portion? ... i mean javascript? c'mon, chromium! (or the problem is completely on my end)

Muppeteer
November 3rd, 2009, 04:11 PM
I just dumped Firefox last night when i realized i could use extensions in Chrome. Firefox is becoming way too bloated and slow, and i'm very happy with Chrome at the minute, even though it is a bit ram hungry.

ukripper
November 3rd, 2009, 04:20 PM
The day I got no-script working in chrome i will make the switch from FF3.5 for all my needs except Banking.

Not sure if anyone knows if no-script extension has been created for chrome?

xuCGC002
November 3rd, 2009, 04:27 PM
Once Quake Live works in Chromium natively, then I'll switch.

Giant Speck
November 3rd, 2009, 04:32 PM
As I've said in other threads, I still need autoscroll.

northwestuntu
November 3rd, 2009, 05:14 PM
The day I got no-script working in chrome i will make the switch from FF3.5 for all my needs except Banking.

Not sure if anyone knows if no-script extension has been created for chrome?

dont trust it for banking?

ukripper
November 3rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
dont trust it for banking?

I need no-script extension before I can trust chrome for banking. Got to run few tests and then probably settle down once chrome makes me feel secure.

HappinessNow
November 4th, 2009, 02:54 AM
I just dumped Firefox last night when i realized i could use extensions in Chrome. Firefox is becoming way too bloated and slow, and i'm very happy with Chrome at the minute, even though it is a bit ram hungry.Awesome to hear!

DeadSuperHero
November 4th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I really like Chromium, but even on Chrome/Windows I can't access the MathXL services to do my math homework for my college course...luckily Firefox can handle that, but I hope they can sort it out in the near future.

pwnst*r
November 4th, 2009, 04:30 AM
I need no-script extension before I can trust chrome for banking. Got to run few tests and then probably settle down once chrome makes me feel secure.

um sounds like you have a trust issue with your bank then.

HappinessNow
November 4th, 2009, 07:01 PM
I need no-script extension before I can trust chrome for banking. Got to run few tests and then probably settle down once chrome makes me feel secure.


um sounds like you have a trust issue with your bank then.

Perhaps you should only bank with a bank you can trust? or use a credit union?

mivo
November 4th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Well, if someone has issues with Google, but still wants a fast webkit based browser, there is always Midori (http://twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html). :) I use it on one of my machines and it is just as fast (and has a built-in adblocker that uses the same lists as Adblock Plus). Should be in the repository.

scout4536
November 4th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Well I just installed Google Chrome today from the dev channel and I must say I am quite impressed. It surfs with blazing speed and does flash sites faster than firefox. I tested this using a web site that loaded in Firefox and Google Chrome ate it up and loaded it two times as fast. Also I have noticed that You Tube plays snappier in Chrome as well. However they say that the speed difference is not much, but on some slower loading Firefox pages, Google does load them faster, at least in my experience.

SomeGuyDude
November 4th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Am I the only one who can't click on Flash apps in Chromium?

Giant Speck
November 4th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Am I the only one who can't click on Flash apps in Chromium?

Are you running Karmic? That's not a Chromium problem. That's a widespread Flash problem.

northwestuntu
November 4th, 2009, 11:15 PM
well im gonna have to make the jump because firefox is just getting to slow.

hanzomon4
November 4th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Am I the only one who can't click on Flash apps in Chromium?

No... does msnbc.com work for anyone

hanzomon4
November 4th, 2009, 11:25 PM
well im gonna have to make the jump because firefox is just getting to slow.

Really?! I have noticed and every news source I read has noted that it's getting faster.

scout4536
November 4th, 2009, 11:56 PM
MSNBC works fine for me, I'm running Karmic with Google Chrome dev. Plays Flash Video and all.

northwestuntu
November 5th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Really?! I have noticed and every news source I read has noted that it's getting faster.


with firefox or chrome?

SomeGuyDude
November 5th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Are you running Karmic? That's not a Chromium problem. That's a widespread Flash problem.

Arch64. And it's ONLY in Chromium that I have this issue. Midori/Opera/Epiphany/Firefox/Kazekahase all work fine. Only Chromium screws up with Flash.

mivo
November 5th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Arch64. And it's ONLY in Chromium that I have this issue. Midori/Opera/Epiphany/Firefox/Kazekahase all work fine. Only Chromium screws up with Flash.

Which AUR version did you install? The -bin or the -dev? I was considering to install it on Arch, but wasn't sure which to go with.

HappinessNow
November 5th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Well I just installed Google Chrome today from the dev channel and I must say I am quite impressed. It surfs with blazing speed and does flash sites faster than firefox. I tested this using a web site that loaded in Firefox and Google Chrome ate it up and loaded it two times as fast. Also I have noticed that You Tube plays snappier in Chrome as well. However they say that the speed difference is not much, but on some slower loading Firefox pages, Google does load them faster, at least in my experience.

Now you see what we've been talking about!

Glad your happy with Google Chrome.


well im gonna have to make the jump because firefox is just getting to slow.

Firefox has slowed down to a snail crawl overall, even takes forever to open up...Chrome just zips right along.


Arch64. And it's ONLY in Chromium that I have this issue. Midori/Opera/Epiphany/Firefox/Kazekahase all work fine. Only Chromium screws up with Flash.

Flash works fine for me with no problem in Google Chrome not sure whats happening on your end?

OffHand
November 5th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Oh boy.... the fanboyism in this thread makes me chuckle :lolflag:

kpholmes
November 5th, 2009, 11:50 AM
I do use Chrome as my everyday browser, however I have Epiphany set as the default. For some reason I just like having a different browser to open up links from the OS than the browser that I'm currently using.

thats a pretty good idea, ima try that.

ukripper
November 5th, 2009, 12:58 PM
um sounds like you have a trust issue with your bank then.

They run javascripts. Hard to trust them..

ukripper
November 5th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Perhaps you should only bank with a bank you can trust? or use a credit union?

It is not a bank issue. It is client side scripting being used on websites can be easily manipulated by malicious codes and you'll be redirected to fake one and steal your online account details.

Hence, the need of no-script which stop such scripts in first place.

For mor einfo check no script website -
http://noscript.net/

HappinessNow
November 5th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Oh boy.... the fanboyism in this thread makes me chuckle :lolflag:

Chuckles are always good. :lolflag:

SkyBon
November 5th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Chromium. WebKit is significantly faster than Gecko and Chromium is elegant and convenient.

northwestuntu
November 5th, 2009, 05:38 PM
another thought on this. since google is making a os based on linux. they will be putting more resources in to the linux version of the chrome browser. seems like firefox works a lot better in windows compared to linux for me.

SomeGuyDude
November 5th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Which AUR version did you install? The -bin or the -dev? I was considering to install it on Arch, but wasn't sure which to go with.

The bin, and it's spotty. Works sometimes, but not others. As a Youtube/Homestar addict, this is unacceptable!

RTrev
November 5th, 2009, 06:43 PM
This has probably been answered somewhere, but I can't find it. Sorry if so.

I'm running 64-bit Karmic Ubuntu. I love Google Chrome, which I switched to from the daily build Chromium as I don't need quite as bleeding-edge as daily builds.

I'd like to run real 64-bit Flash in Chromium, and leave my Firefox alone. I almost never use Firefox, but for some reason various things seem to work in one browser but not the other.

I have the Adobe download of the latest 64-bit libflashplayer.so file, but I don't know where it should go. I can't find any spot where Chrome stores it's plugins. There is no plugins directory that's an obvious place to put this file, in other words.

Can anyone point me to a thread, or just tell me the directory name?

Thanks much!!

ukripper
November 5th, 2009, 06:45 PM
I'd like to run real 64-bit Flash in Chromium, and leave my Firefox alone. I almost never use Firefox, but for some reason various things seem to work in one browser but not the other.

I have the Adobe download of the latest 64-bit libflashplayer.so file, but I don't know where it should go. I can't find any spot where Chrome stores it's plugins. There is no plugins directory that's an obvious place to put this file, in other words.

Can anyone point me to a thread, or just tell me the directory name?

Thanks much!!


directory is /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

It is easy steps. Just follow this guide - http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-enable-flash-support-for-google-chromium-browser.html

RTrev
November 5th, 2009, 06:54 PM
directory is /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

It is easy steps. Just follow this guide - http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-enable-flash-support-for-google-chromium-browser.html

I did that, but the about:plugins page still says:



File name: npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32


Doesn't that mean it's still running 32-bit in the wrapper?

Sorry if I'm a bit dense about this stuff. :D

Pogeymanz
November 5th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I was using Iron for my main browser, but manually having to delete cookies is a pain.

Once it has NoScript and finer cookie management, I'll be sold.

Actually, if Midori or Arora pick up those things first, one of them will be my default browser.

P.S. Hurry up. Arora already has decent cookie management!

ElSlunko
November 5th, 2009, 10:05 PM
You know I was about to make a post about how I bit the bullet and made the switch to Chromium (I've been on windows 7 the last couple of days playing games, no work makes a sad elslunko) and booted into Ubuntu after deciding to be more productive. I didn't notice that big of a speed difference anymore between the two, and FF 3.5 is riddled with addons for me. So still on the fence.

HappinessNow
November 6th, 2009, 08:56 AM
I was using Iron for my main browser, but manually having to delete cookies is a pain.

Once it has NoScript and finer cookie management, I'll be sold.

Actually, if Midori or Arora pick up those things first, one of them will be my default browser.

P.S. Hurry up. Arora already has decent cookie management!



Click&Clean - 3.5.4.1
http://www.chromeextensions.org/other/clickclean/

RTrev
November 6th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Click&Clean - 3.5.4.1
http://www.chromeextensions.org/other/clickclean/

I must be missing something. I went to look at this, and the download said "On Linux ext. apps is not supported."

You have a way to make these work on the Linux version of Chrome?

Thanks.

TheLastDodo
November 6th, 2009, 04:07 PM
whats the replacement for adblock in chrome ?

http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/adblock/

That should do it for you, just make sure you're using Chromium and not the Chrome (the official product) beta, because I don't believe it's enabled extension support in this version yet.

samh785
November 6th, 2009, 04:42 PM
I see absolutely no reason to switch to chrome. Firefox runs blazingly fast on my computer, and I'm very comfortable with it.

northwestuntu
November 6th, 2009, 06:37 PM
should i run chrome or chromium? isn't chromium a daily build?

Animortis
November 6th, 2009, 10:15 PM
I love Chrome and use it constantly on Ubuntu. (Particularly in love with the interface) However, Flash video is very choppy under Chrome and I have decided to stick with Firefox for keeping that added functionality.

northwestuntu
November 6th, 2009, 10:16 PM
I love Chrome and use it constantly on Ubuntu. (Particularly in love with the interface) However, Flash video is very choppy under Chrome and I have decided to stick with Firefox for keeping that added functionality.

really? works the same as in firefox for me.

treesurf
November 7th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Latest update to Chrome added proper extension support finally.

Sadly, it also comes with a bug in which all pop up menus display a blank box. Any suggestions on where to report this bug and how to downgrade?

coldReactive
November 7th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I use midori.

With the /etc/hosts modification.

The only beef I have with it is that I can't use AJAX.

graphius
November 7th, 2009, 03:12 PM
I installed chromium from one of the install scripts, and while it was ok, it was basically the same as Firefox, except flash doesn't work :mad:

I tried to uninstall but I can't seem to do a clean removal. Any suggestions?

coldReactive
November 7th, 2009, 03:15 PM
I installed chromium from one of the install scripts, and while it was ok, it was basically the same as Firefox, except flash doesn't work :mad:

I tried to uninstall but I can't seem to do a clean removal. Any suggestions?

chromium is a game. So, sudo apt-get remove chromium won't work to get rid of chromium-browser.

Remember to do sudo apt-get purge packagename when you want ALL TRACES of it removed.

graphius
November 8th, 2009, 04:11 AM
hromium is a game. So, sudo apt-get remove chromium won't work to get rid of chromium-browser.

yes I did try a sudo apt-get purge chromium-browser, however it says it is not installed, yet there is an entry in the menu that opens google chromium browser.

I am not a complete noob, but I am not a Linux Master either. I guess I could manually remove all files individually, however I am afraid I might break something.

any advice?

PS, I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean.

northwestuntu
November 8th, 2009, 05:54 AM
I installed chromium from one of the install scripts, and while it was ok, it was basically the same as Firefox, except flash doesn't work :mad:



it must have been a bad script because chrome is nothing like firefox and if installed correctly the flash plays fine.

ElSlunko
November 8th, 2009, 06:08 AM
I've been trying to fix firefox because it gives me a segmentation fault while trying to start it. I think it has something to do with flash. Flash is kinda wonky for me now in chromium, but works for the most part after my tinkering to get FF to work again.

pwnst*r
November 8th, 2009, 06:41 AM
chromium is a great browser.

ElSlunko
November 8th, 2009, 07:50 AM
For those that miss the middle click function available in FF and Chrome in Windows, there's a sort of work around extension. Not the most elegant thing as it also makes highlighting text a little more difficult, but hey, easy scrolling :

http://www.chromeextensions.org/appearance-functioning/chrometouch/

DracoJesi
November 8th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Chrome is a great browser, and I think for most people, it would probably the best choice...

it's not as versatile or feature rich as Firefox though, Chrome just doesn't fulfill my needs...

I use the web developement plug, greasemonkey, ect.

and yeah, when Chrome came out, it was faster.... but Firefox 3.5 is pretty much just as fast, debatably a little slower with JS.... but I've been using 3.6 Beta.... and it's noticeable faster than 3.5

HappinessNow
November 10th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Outstanding percentages in this poll for Google Chrome/Chromium for such a young web browser.

XPM
November 10th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I added the PPA following directions correctly.
Reloading app sources gives me a 404 on the PPA...
Anybody else have a problem with this?

Edit: It still shows and downloads though. Don't know what went wrong

BobLand
November 10th, 2009, 11:10 PM
I don't trust google now and I doubt I will trust them later. Google is evil.

HappinessNow
November 11th, 2009, 09:44 PM
I don't trust google now and I doubt I will trust them later. Google is evil.Perspective is 99.9% of reality.

I don't have a problem with Google's dark-side if there is one; comparatively speaking you must pick your poisons carefully, I haven't died yet using Google. :P

The Real Dave
November 11th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Firefox for me, and that won't be changing anytime soon.

Chrome is quick, in Linux and Windows, but Firefox is faster for me, in operation anyway, admitantly, it does take longer to start up. But once I open Firefox, I don't close it, and, due to my slow connection, I can really feel the difference between the two, especially in Windows, when Chrome seems to crawl. Chrome has a nice interface, buts its nothing Opera or Safari didn't already have, and Firefox 3.5 looks really good. Addons are essential for me too, I like to be able to operate in one window as much as possible, so being able to do a lot of things in Firefox at once is a big plus.

My one gripe with Firefox 3.5 in Jaunty is that its branded as Shiretoko. Anyone know how to get good ol' "Firefox" back?

HappinessNow
November 13th, 2009, 05:23 AM
Firefox for me, and that won't be changing anytime soon.

Chrome is quick, in Linux and Windows, but Firefox is faster for me, in operation anyway, admitantly, it does take longer to start up. But once I open Firefox, I don't close it, and, due to my slow connection, I can really feel the difference between the two, especially in Windows, when Chrome seems to crawl. Chrome has a nice interface, buts its nothing Opera or Safari didn't already have, and Firefox 3.5 looks really good. Addons are essential for me too, I like to be able to operate in one window as much as possible, so being able to do a lot of things in Firefox at once is a big plus.

My one gripe with Firefox 3.5 in Jaunty is that its branded as Shiretoko. Anyone know how to get good ol' "Firefox" back?The long start up times for Firefox is one of the main reasons I had to stop using it regularly!

sports fan Matt
November 13th, 2009, 05:31 AM
The day I can get an extension like nosquint I can switch..Yes I know there's zoom, but I can never zoom in to my particular liking and have it stick.

mivo
November 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM
The long start up times for Firefox is one of the main reasons I had to stop using it regularly!

How many times do you open and close your browser per day? For me, it is one time a day to one time every two months, depending on the machine.

HappinessNow
November 14th, 2009, 09:08 AM
How many times do you open and close your browser per day? For me, it is one time a day to one time every two months, depending on the machine.Once is simply enough, for me.

RabbitWho
November 14th, 2009, 10:16 AM
I downloaded chrome for linux and I love it, so fast, such a great minimal design.. but it's pretty buggy still, a few times i wasn't able to click on anything or it would refuse to close etc. etc.
And of course i missed my add-ons.. but all the add-ons most of us use are very popular ones and by this time next year they'll all be available for chrome.
Then again maybe by this time next year firefox will have released something capable of competing with chrome for speeds, and with the option to make the interface smaller.

Still the linux bugs are the only issue, it's my default on Windows now. . . but now i've got the internet working in Ubuntu I've no reason to go near windows.

jt_04
November 14th, 2009, 02:15 PM
and speed is still a convincing argument. chrome does feel faster to me than ff even with a new kubuntu install yesterday.

"feel" is relative...can you give us an actual benchmark number for chrome vs firefox?

http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action

Ubu2009
November 14th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Firefox because there is nothing better. :D I tried Chrome but it's way too primitive for being my default browser.It lacks many of the features Firefox has and NO add-ons whatsoever. The only thing it got going is Speed. But who cares for just a few seconds of speed on start up? I use NoScript and Adblock when I browse with Firefox which makes my Fox faster than Chrome will ever be :p

samh785
November 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
Firefox because there is nothing better. :D I tried Chrome but it's way too primitive for being my default browser.It lacks many of the features Firefox has and NO add-ons whatsoever. The only thing it got going is Speed. But who cares for just a few seconds of speed on start up? I use NoScript and Adblock when I browse with Firefox which makes my Fox faster than Chrome will ever be :p
I just switched to chrome about 5 minutes ago, and I'm using adblock+ right now.

steveneddy
November 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
I have recently began using Chrome as my browser, but use FF as my main browser.

RTrev
November 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM
I have recently began using Chrome as my browser, but use FF as my main browser.

I'm using Chrome as my browser, and just removed Firefox. :D

LinuxFanBoi
November 22nd, 2009, 03:28 AM
+1 for this, I thought Google was a long way from a chrome for Linux.

vishzilla
November 22nd, 2009, 04:18 AM
I believe a beta will be released end of this year.

RJ12
December 10th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Well Google Chrome (Not Chromium) has been released as a .deb so thats progress (there is also .rpm for Yum based distros) but I'm still Using Chromium (Just installed a few minutes ago) and I love Chromium it is making progress with themes and plugins (they work for Google Chrome also) and is now my default!

Sunflower1970
December 10th, 2009, 02:54 AM
I have been using Chromium on & off for a while now and like it, but Firefox is still going to be my main browser for a while. I can see myself switching over to Chromium someday though.

I did also install Chrome just for fun and like it, as well.

I also started to download & install some of the extensions and have been impressed (but still not enough to switch full time)

sports fan Matt
December 15th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Just did the same :)

HappinessNow
December 16th, 2009, 05:06 AM
Just did the same :)Awesome!

OT: cute pup in your avatar :P

cowlitzron
October 30th, 2010, 06:09 AM
I use Epiphany as my default browser because I like its integration with the GNOME and its use of the WebKitGTK+ engine.

T2manner
October 30th, 2010, 06:16 AM
I've tried using Epiphany and Midori as my default just to try to be more "open source" or whatever, but the reality is that those browsers just can't compete with Chrome. Chrome is my default browser.

uRock
October 30th, 2010, 06:33 AM
Let the old dog sleep.