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
Member since:
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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RE[2]: Chrome
by sbergman27 on Fri 18th Dec 2009 22:11 in reply to "RE: Chrome"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Well, yeah, but althogh Chrome is doing a good job in terms of running the tabs in seperate processes...

On a tangential note, I've noticed a number of posts lately which imply that Chrome runs each tab in its own process. Isn't the default mode "process per site", though, with "process per tab" being another option?

From a privacy standpoint... Chromium's code is open. You can use that rather than Google's binary.

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RE[3]: Chrome
by Detlef Niehof on Sat 19th Dec 2009 00:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Chrome"
Detlef Niehof Member since:
2006-05-02

From a privacy standpoint... Chromium's code is open. You can use that rather than Google's binary.

That wouldn't help as Chromium actually contains most of the user tracking stuff:

Can't i just use an precompiled unchanged Chromium-Build from the Google Server?

This is not useful because the original Chromium-Builds have nearly the same functions inside than the original Chrome. We can only provide Iron because we massively modified the source.

From: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_faq.php

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RE[3]: Chrome
by strcpy on Sat 19th Dec 2009 04:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Chrome"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

From a privacy standpoint... Chromium's code is open. You can use that rather than Google's binary.


You run source code now? On a related note, it is always fun to audit such a huge code base that any modern browser carries. Well, "someone in the Internet" will do it. I guess we have to trust him.

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RE[2]: Chrome
by Thomas2005 on Sat 19th Dec 2009 17:12 in reply to "RE: Chrome"
Thomas2005 Member since:
2005-11-07

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.

The following is not optional:

Encoded string, according to Google, contains non-identifying information such as when Chrome was installed.

Other than the installation date, what other "non-identifying" information is sent out every 24 hours and every Google search query and when "significant events occur"?

Microsoft might try to keep you locked into their products, but Google seems hell-bent on sticking their nose in our business.

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RE[3]: Chrome
by ari-free on Sun 20th Dec 2009 10:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Chrome"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"Microsoft might try to keep you locked into their products, but Google seems hell-bent on sticking their nose in our business. "

and millions of facebook/twitter users are hell-bent on sticking their business in our noses!

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