Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:28 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The Mozilla development community has rolled out the latest beta of its Firefox 3.6 browser. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes, Firefox 3.6 beta version 5, comes with a number of new features and performance enhancements. The browser offers the ability for users to easily reskin the browsers with a new visual theme. The new version can also run scripts asynchronously, which should speed load times of pages that have multiple scripts. The new release also aims to appease cutting-edge developers, with support for various new standards."
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RE: Chrome
by pysiak on Fri 18th Dec 2009 21:50 UTC in reply to "Chrome"
pysiak
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2008-01-01

Well, yeah, but althogh Chrome is doing a good job in terms of running the tabs in seperate processes it seems too scary for me right now in terms of privacy. I uninstalled it from all my machines. I don't like the fact that it leaves the googleupdate backdoor:
npgoogleoneclick5.dll, and IE BHO: goopdatebho.dll

Also even after you uninstall it, it leaves 2 scheduled tasks in the system.

Also I don't like the spy^H^H^H "usage tracking" features that other forks like IRON feel is good to remove:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome#Usage_tracking

OTOH, yes, firefox is a bad on CPU usage. I'll try the betas.

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