Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE: Nope...
by google_ninja on Fri 24th Sep 2010 02:53 UTC in reply to "Nope..."
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

Just FYI, there is very little difference between chrome and chromium (basically stuff like branding and the h.264 codec isnt there)

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RE[2]: Nope...
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 03:00 in reply to "RE: Nope..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Just FYI, there is very little difference between chrome and chromium (basically stuff like branding and the h.264 codec isnt there)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_%28web_browser%29#Dif...

Chromium is the name given to the open source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project. It is possible to install the latest precompiled snapshots for Windows, Linux and Mac, or by downloading the source code and building it manually on those platforms.

Google takes this source code and adds an integrated Flash Player, the Google name and logo, an auto-updater system called GoogleUpdate, an opt-in option for users to send Google their usage statistics and crash reports as well as, in some instances, RLZ tracking (see Google Chrome) which transmits information in encoded form to Google, for example, when and where Chrome has been downloaded.

By default, Chromium only supports Vorbis and Theora codecs for the HTML5 audio and video tags, while Google Chrome supports these in addition to H.264, AAC, and MP3. Certain Linux distributions may add support for other codecs to their customized versions of Chromium.

In June 2010 Google confirmed that the RLZ tracking token is only present in versions of Chrome that are downloaded as part of marketing promotions and distribution partnerships and not in versions of Chrome downloaded from the Google website directly or in any versions of Chromium. The RLZ source code was also made open source at the same time so that developers can confirm what it is and how it works.


Actually, as well as Vorbis and Theora codecs, Chromium also supports WebM.

http://blog.chromium.org/2010/05/webm-and-vp8-land-in-chromium.html

Chromium can also run Adoe's Flash plugin for Mozilla. On Linux, all that is required is to add a symbolic link.

Edited 2010-09-24 03:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Nope...
by google_ninja on Fri 24th Sep 2010 03:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Nope..."
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

didn't realize chrome supported AAC, and didn't realize chromium didn't have the auto updater, you learn something new every day ;)

The main point of what I was saying is the two source trees are extremely in sync. Having a chromium in bsd is pretty much going to be the same thing as chrome.

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