Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 19:25 UTC
Google When Google released its Chrome web browser for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users were left out in the rain, without the ability to enjoy all the goodness that is Chrome. Thanks to the relentless porting efforts of the Chromium team, we now have daily builds of the Chrome/Chromium web browser, and I decided to take a look where the Linux version stands.
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RE: Comment by atari05
by averycfay on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by atari05"
averycfay
Member since:
2005-08-29

I have the opposite issue. I've come to rely on certain firefox addons so much that using chrome is annoying. Usually, people only mention adblock and noscript, but there are actually a ton of really, really useful addons. greasemonkey alone is invaluable (for me). Right, now I've got about 15 firefox addons installed and probably 5 that I really would not want to do without.

Until chrome can replace that functionality, it's simply not worth switching. I guess I also don't understand the main benefit (speed) because web browsing is really not slow at all for me. I have a fast computer and the only delays I ever see are due to networking, not javascript or rendering.

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RE[2]: Comment by atari05
by lemur2 on Thu 13th Aug 2009 23:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by atari05"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I have the opposite issue. I've come to rely on certain firefox addons so much that using chrome is annoying. Usually, people only mention adblock and noscript, but there are actually a ton of really, really useful addons. greasemonkey alone is invaluable (for me). Right, now I've got about 15 firefox addons installed and probably 5 that I really would not want to do without. Until chrome can replace that functionality, it's simply not worth switching. I guess I also don't understand the main benefit (speed) because web browsing is really not slow at all for me. I have a fast computer and the only delays I ever see are due to networking, not javascript or rendering.


Apart from Adblock, I use BBcode and download helper.

BBcode is a boon for making HTML or BB (like OSNews) rich text posts.

Then there are all the search engine options. There is a nice set of Firefox searches for the Arch Linux wikis and forums, for example.

Firefox 3.5 is not that far behind Chrome in terms of speed, but with little extensions like these available for Firefox it beats any other browser for usability IMO by quite a long way.

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RE[2]: Comment by atari05
by bogomipz on Sat 15th Aug 2009 08:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by atari05"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Looks like Greasemonkey is coming to Chrome, at least;

http://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/user-scripts

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