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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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chrome vs firefox
by ari-free on Sun 20th Dec 2009 10:25 UTC
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Member since:
2007-01-22

I decided to give Chrome a chance since it now supports extensions. Has firefox finally met its match?

Well, the verdict is clear: there is no comparison, especially with the *one Firefox extension that everyone uses* that you wonder how users of other browsers can do without.

I don't care how fast or how many other features other browsers have. I refuse to use an internet that's full of junk that I'm not interested in.

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RE: chrome vs firefox
by sbergman27 on Sun 20th Dec 2009 14:59 in reply to "chrome vs firefox"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Well, the verdict is clear: there is no comparison, especially with the *one Firefox extension that everyone uses* that you wonder how users of other browsers can do without.

You mean this one?

http://tinyurl.com/yfbarc4

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RE: chrome vs firefox
by DrillSgt on Sun 20th Dec 2009 18:02 in reply to "chrome vs firefox"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Well, the verdict is clear: there is no comparison, especially with the *one Firefox extension that everyone uses* that you wonder how users of other browsers can do without.


Could you please be specific on what that one extension is? The people that I know personally that use FF, myself included, don't use any extensions at all.

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RE[2]: chrome vs firefox
by sbergman27 on Sun 20th Dec 2009 18:41 in reply to "RE: chrome vs firefox"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Probably AdBlock+, which is available for Chrome. However, in general, I get the feeling that the whole extension thing is:

1. A security bomb waiting to go off.
2. Mozilla Corporation's own flavor of 'user lock in'.

I avoid them. But then again, I avoid Firefox, as well.

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RE: chrome vs firefox
by lemur2 on Mon 21st Dec 2009 11:51 in reply to "chrome vs firefox"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I decided to give Chrome a chance since it now supports extensions. Has firefox finally met its match?

Well, the verdict is clear: there is no comparison, especially with the *one Firefox extension that everyone uses* that you wonder how users of other browsers can do without.

I don't care how fast or how many other features other browsers have. I refuse to use an internet that's full of junk that I'm not interested in.


If you are talking about Adblock, be aware that the ad-blocking extensions for Chrome don't really block ads so much as hide them from view. Your bandwidth and page-loading time will still be consumed for someone to send you advertising content, even if that content is not displayed to you.

http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/chrome-plugins/blocking-ads-hid...

Edited 2009-12-21 11:53 UTC

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RE[2]: chrome vs firefox
by Erunno on Mon 21st Dec 2009 11:55 in reply to "RE: chrome vs firefox"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

If you are talking about Adblock, be aware that the ad-blocking extensions for Chrome don't really block ads so much as hide them from view. Your bandwidth will still be consumed for someone to send you advertising content, even if that content is not displayed to you.


Plus, they can still feed you with all those crunchy cookies to track you across the net. There's currently no match for Adblock Plus on Chrome simply because AFAIK Chrome does not have an API for content filtering (yet). Probably for good reason as advertisement is Google's bread and butter business and it shouldn't be *too* easy (that is: impossible) to write an efficient and effective advertisement blocker.

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RE[2]: chrome vs firefox
by sbergman27 on Mon 21st Dec 2009 16:49 in reply to "RE: chrome vs firefox"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

If you are talking about Adblock, be aware that the ad-blocking extensions for Chrome don't really block ads so much as hide them from view. Your bandwidth and page-loading time will still be consumed for someone to send you advertising content, even if that content is not displayed to you.

That's a feature, not a bug.

Which is exactly what people need for supporting sites they care about (like OSNews) while sparing themselves the pain of the seething, gyrating ads.

All AdBlocking software should have that option.

And I'm wondering comments googleninja might have about this, since his view on the topic of ad blockers differs from that of many of us.

Edited 2009-12-21 16:52 UTC

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