Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:14 UTC, submitted by historyb
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For the longest time, the default search provider in Ubuntu Linux has been Google, but this is going to change in the next release, Lucid Lynx, scheduled to release April 29. The change comes after Canonical has signed a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo!, so you can imagine who the new default search provider will be.
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RE: Chrome
by boblowski on Wed 27th Jan 2010 16:25 UTC in reply to "Chrome"
boblowski
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2007-07-23

There's a lot of talk about Chrome in tech oriented user forums. Probably I'm simply getting too old (afraid so :-) ), but as an Opera and occasional Firefox user I have some trouble seeing the specialness of Chrome. I mean, I tried it, it looks nice, but to me as a more or less normal user it just looks like, well, like a browser. Just like IE and Safari are browsers as well.

What's the part this poor fellow doesn't understand? What sets Chrome apart from the rest of the bunch?

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RE[2]: Chrome
by jgagnon on Thu 28th Jan 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE: Chrome"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

I'm a long-time Firefox user and still love that browser, though much of my love for it is with the plug-ins and customizations. Now that Chrome has has the capability to add just about all of the plug-ins I've been using in Firefox, I've found myself giving it a shot.

It does use a LOT more memory than Firefox, though that is not really much of an issue for me because every computer I use regularly has at least 2 GB of RAM (8GB on my main box). As for what makes Chrome "better", I'm still figuring that out. All I know is that I continue to find no reason to ever use IE on Windows.

Edited 2010-01-28 16:46 UTC

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