Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at
Fri Jan 29 00:01:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 5:11 PM, David Collins <david.8.collins at>wrote:

> Jim,
> I'll mainly comment on 3)
> Statistics from the Firefox add-ons site (ordered by popularity) ..
> #1 *Adblock Plus:             926,549 weekly downloads*
> #2 Coral IE Tab:             105,047 weekly downloads
> #3 Download Flash and Video:  60,397 weekly downloads
> ie.  Adblock Plus is very popular (almost 1 million downloads a week) and
> many times more popular than any other FF add-on.
> I don't know whether it is used by the core set of Xubuntu users - but,
> given it's general popularity, it might.
> Adblock Plus improves responsiveness and speed very significantly on some
> sites.
> I feel that Chrome is still an immature product.  In a year or 2, it will
> be more mature and easier to compare against its competition.  I think it is
> good to have it in the Ubuntu repositories, though, so people can try out
> the Linux version easily and monitor its progress. I will be.
> Just one opinion.

Woo!  Constructive opinions and feedback!  Thanks, everyone.  This is going
to be our best release ever.

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