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[2]: Chrome
by Thomas2005 on Sat 19th Dec 2009 17:12 UTC 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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