Chromium vs Firefox?

John Moser john.r.moser at
Sun May 1 15:24:10 UTC 2011

On 05/01/2011 11:15 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2011/05/01 10:36 (GMT-0400) John Moser composed:
>> Has anyone yet brought up the potential to ship Chromium default rather
>> than Firefox?  At this point it's more advanced methinks, with the only
>> likely complaint being that you can't add NoScript or AdBlock+.  Ubuntu
>> doesn't ship these default anyway; if you want those things, you can get
>> Firefox yourself, as you likely already know what you're doing.
> Chromium UI text is fixed tiny, and at 96 DPI. Unless this condition 
> has changed since I last checked, there's no way to configure it with 
> UI text large enough to read in 120, 144 or higher DPI environments. 
> Epiphany should be another option, but it's still missing an option to 
> adjust web page default text size to taste last I checked in a release 
> version of it. It's supposed to be there for Gnome 3.

I don't think I like Epiphany.  I use it as a back-up browser though; 
it's not technically bad, a little lighter than Firefox.

In any case, why not patch Chromium if the UI text size needs to vary 
based on system configuration?

> Oh, and I'm running Firefox 2 (without Flash), Firefox 3.6.1x, Firefox 
> 4 (without Flash), SeaMonkey 2.0.x, and SeaMonkey 2.1b3 (without 
> Flash) simultaneously for a week or more at a time (on openSUSE 11.2 
> with KDE3) without crashing. Maybe your crashing problems are 
> connected to the sites you frequent, or something *buntu is doing 
> differently building Firefox or installing flash-player than openSUSE, 
> or a different video driver (I'm using radeon), or Unity (or KDE4)?

If my crashing problems are connected to the sites I frequent, and they 
crash Firefox but not Chromium, then that's a bug in Firefox.

"Without Flash" is interesting, but "With Flash" is an important use case.

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