Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

Pasi Lallinaho open at
Thu Jan 28 18:17:01 UTC 2010

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> 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,
Exactly my thoughts. This was my knee jerk reaction, but I've become
convinced it's the right way after following this discussion.
>  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? 
Yes, Midori is maintained by the Xfce team.

Again, I would *love* to see Midori on Xubuntu, once its problems are
> 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...

Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode

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