Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Sun Jan 24 13:45:15 GMT 2010


On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:27 AM, David Collins
<david.8.collins at gmail.com>wrote:

> I use Firefox but have been watching Chrome carefully with an eye to
> switching, but it seems that Google still has a bit of work to do before it
> matches Firefox's extensions.
>
> This is an interesting article because it gets into the details of Chrome
> extensions enough to pick out some of the shortfalls.
>
>
> http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10416103-12.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody
>
> eg. - Adblock Plus, the #1 extension for FF ...
> 'Despite the name, AdBlock+<http://download.cnet.com/AdBlock-/3000-2378_4-10976589.html>should be avoided. It's not made by the same publishers who manage AdBlock
> Plus <http://download.cnet.com/Adblock-Plus/3000-11745_4-10636539.html>,
> the popular and effective ad-blocker for Firefox. This is actually a fairly
> serious problem with Chrome's extensions, where unknown entities are
> appropriating identical or similar names to well-known and trusted Firefox
> add-ons for what amount to nefarious purposes. So far, the ad-blocking
> extension that most users seem to be trusting in Chrome is AdBlock<http://download.cnet.com/AdBlock-/3000-2378_4-10976589.html>,
> but don't be surprised if it causes more problems than it solves until
> there's more consensus on these name-squatters'
>
>
> <http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10416103-12.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody>Xmarks for synching bookmarks is only Beta.
>
>
Also, Chrome extensions aren't yet as powerful, as the Adblock lookalikes
for Chrome can't actually block ads from being loaded, just prevent them
from being displayed. This exposes you to a lot more scrutiny from
advertising companies.

-- 
Vincent
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