Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Thu Jan 28 17:33:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:04:23 -0600
Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Thanks for your input, and for bringing some of these issues to our
> attention.  I'd like to try and summarize some of the issues and concerns
> that people have.
> What do people think?  Given all of this, I'm not so sure that Chromium is
> the best fit for Xubuntu, at least for now.  The translation issue is
> important to our users, and the codec issue is important to me.  The privacy
> issue seems important to some, but I tend to think that most anything we do
> on the internet can be tracked somehow (unless we use the extreme step of
> using Tor or something).  The smaller memory footprint provided by Chromium
> would be a "nice to have" feature, but we've survived using Firefox for a
> good while - using it for a LTS would probably be the best thing to do.
> Jim

Thanks for the detailed comparison. At least it is an option.

I would have to vote for Firefox for the LTS, give Chromium a chance to
stabilize. Also, perhaps looking at Midori vs Chromium for Lucid+1
again. Midori is now maintained by the Xfce developers, isn't it? 

Chromium bothers me, for for reasons I really can't put a finger on
right now. Perhaps it is what I see/hear about google and privacy. Any
user can switch the default search easy enough in Firefox. 

Just one man's opinion...

Charlie Kravetz 
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