Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome
simon.steinbeiss at elfenbeinturm.at
Fri Jan 29 03:11:45 UTC 2010
On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:17:01 +0200
Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi> wrote:
> Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:04:23 -0600
> > Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> 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...
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