Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome
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Sun Jan 24 13:45:15 UTC 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.
> 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
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