Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jul 2009 21:49 UTC
Google Chromium/Chrome, everyone's favourite web browser that descended from heaven to take us by the hand and guide us to the promised land of web browsers (that's how I look at it, anyway, but I'm insane) has been steadily evolving its Linux port. The latest feature addition? The first signs of native themeing.
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Hallelujah!
by google_ninja on Wed 8th Jul 2009 21:58 UTC
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

everyone's favourite web browser that descended from heaven to take us by the hand and guide us to the promised land of web browsers (that's how I look at it, anyway, but I'm insane)


Basically you, me, and ten other guys think that way. Don't understand why, but hey, as long as google keeps it rocking I don't really care either.

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RE: Hallelujah!
by sbergman27 on Wed 8th Jul 2009 22:09 in reply to "Hallelujah!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Basically you, me, and ten other guys think that way. Don't understand why, but hey, as long as google keeps it rocking I don't really care either.

Alas, they didn't warn me in Sunday School that The Rapture was Windows-only.

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RE: Hallelujah!
by No it isnt on Wed 8th Jul 2009 22:28 in reply to "Hallelujah!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

But why? OK, so it's fast. It works. Firefox is slightly sluggish in comparison. The security model seems interesting (ldd shows me that it does indeed make use of SELinux). But no adblock, no Flashblock (not that it needs one, as Flash is unsupported) and no Noscript. Not even HTML5. What's the big deal? It's only a slightly faster browser.

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RE[2]: Hallelujah!
by MechR on Wed 8th Jul 2009 23:57 in reply to "RE: Hallelujah!"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

People anticipate those are just a matter of time, since the extensions framework is coming together, and WebKit will get to HTML5. Flashblock is already here, via a couple of userscripts:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/46673
or
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/45343

The first one has nicer visuals, but misses some elements. I've worked around it by adding some of the second script's code to the first, though it's probably not very efficient:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1lssf9gedwk

And here's how to enable userscripts:
http://lifehacker.com/5180010/enable-user-scripts-in-google-chrome

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RE[2]: Hallelujah!
by google_ninja on Thu 9th Jul 2009 00:00 in reply to "RE: Hallelujah!"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Select text and there is "Search google for..." in the context menu. Copy text, and "Paste and go" is in the context menu for the url bar. When you search for something on a site, typing the site name in the url bar and hitting tab will let you do a site specific search. Bookmark bar comes and goes with Ctrl-B, and the status bar goes away when it isnt displaying anything. "Tearing" a tab off of a window and dropping it outside the window creates a new window, dropping it inside an existing window adds the tab to that window. Built in task manager that lets you kill unresponsive tabs/plugins. Built in memory profiler when you want to know what site is eating all your memory. "Speed Dial" page also has a list of frequently used site specific searches, and a list of tabs you recently closed. UI is fantastic, it gets out of your way as much as possible, with nice subtle touches (like the tab animation, or the way the domain is slightly darker then the rest of the url) And finally, the performance is more the "slightly faster". I have no idea why, but pages seem to render faster, and start time is next to zero.

Now, opera invented a lot of that stuff, and most of it is available through plugins on firefox. However, (in my opinion anyways) the implementation is far better on chrome then I have seen anywhere else. And while (except for the profiler) I literally use all these features multiple times a day, they do not get in your way. Firefox to me is basically a firebug bucket.

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RE[2]: Hallelujah!
by alangley on Thu 9th Jul 2009 04:25 in reply to "RE: Hallelujah!"
alangley Member since:
2009-07-09

We don't actually make use of SELinux yet, it's just pulled in via other libraries. We will in the future however, although the extent of that use it still up in the air.

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RE: Hallelujah!
by Delgarde on Wed 8th Jul 2009 23:06 in reply to "Hallelujah!"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Basically you, me, and ten other guys think that way. Don't understand why, but hey, as long as google keeps it rocking I don't really care either.


Yeah... "everyone's" favorite browser is the one with somewhere around 1-2% market share, depending on which stats you look at. It's a good piece of software, but as far as adoption is concerned, the only positive is that it beats the much more established Opera...

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RE: Hallelujah!
by pimpernel on Thu 9th Jul 2009 09:54 in reply to "Hallelujah!"
pimpernel Member since:
2009-04-25

Oh yeah, everyone's favorite browser that collects information on you eight different ways

http://maketecheasier.com/iron-browser-a-secure-alternative-to-goog...

and shares that information with the NSA

http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2006/02/22/google-in-bed-with-us-in...

now can match my Linux desktop! Ooh! My pants!

Edited 2009-07-09 09:57 UTC

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