Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

thanks to bundling Flash and silent updating.


Bundling Flash means that Chrome cannot be distributed as open source. Not distributing it as open source means in turn that it is possible for Google to include anti-user features in it, such as the sending of metrics back to Google.

As far as a Flash player goes ... I can use the same Flash player plugin for Chromium as the one I use for Firefox if I so desire. This could be an open source Flash player such as Lightspark, or it could be Adobe's closed source player if I so choose.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODI2MQ

As for auto-updating ... if I add a repository for open source Chromium to the list of repositories for my Linux installation, Chromium gets auto-updated along with every other package from repositories. In this way I need but one auto-updater for almost all of the software on my system (so there are not dozens of auto-updaters for separate pieces of software).

All of that mentioned above which is true for Chromium is also true for Firefox.

Edited 2010-09-24 05:33 UTC

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