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Old 02-03-2014, 01:03 PM   #46
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I'm trying out your Chromium build now. It's too early to say whether I find it more stable, but it's noticeably faster.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 01:08 PM   #47
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Firefox 3.x and up are very stable IMO. Chromium was stable when I last tried it, except for it being killed by the OOM killer.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #48
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The number one reason NOT to use Chromium is it comes from Google and they think they own all your data. The likelihood that it is gathering information and sending it back to them for "marketing" is way to high for me to trust it.

With Firefox and no script I can turn off the dozens of little Google javascript items embedded in most web pages these days. I wonder if Chromium allows you to turn those off?
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:03 PM   #49
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The number one reason NOT to use Chromium is it comes from Google and they think they own all your data. The likelihood that it is gathering information and sending it back to them for "marketing" is way to high for me to trust it.

With Firefox and no script I can turn off the dozens of little Google javascript items embedded in most web pages these days. I wonder if Chromium allows you to turn those off?
I wonder... did you also stop using Google for internet searches? Do you own an iPhone instead of an Android phone?

I think it is useless to pretend that by not using Chrome or Chromium, your online life is safe from data harvesters. This is the world as t is today, and if you embrace it, it can empower you. Just make damn sure that the Internet, and software, and the services running on the Internet using that software, remain free for everybody - and all secret corporate and governmental snooping gets exposed in full. That is the responsibility I feel as part of an Open Source Software and Open Standards community.

Eric
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:39 PM   #50
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I use DuckDuckGo and don't own and probably will never own a smartphone. If I ever do own one, it will run Slackware
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #51
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I am comfortable with the data harvesting that Google does.
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:10 PM   #52
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Is anyone else having the LQ's "Edit" button not work in Alien Bob's Chromium build?

My Google search results are saying that this is caused by building Chromium against the system libxml instead of having it use its own libxml.

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #53
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I am comfortable with the data harvesting that Google does.
Don't sweat it, some people are comfortable living in North Korea.
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:24 PM   #54
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This is an interesting debate that I'm glad I've read. Thanks to m.a.l.'s pa for the qupzilla plug... built from the SBo: not bad at all, and definitely better that midori so far. I'd also like to try Alien Bob's Chromium build, but does it only build on multilib? I don't see anything at first glance in the build script that seems to necessitate multilib, but perhaps I'm not looking carefully enough.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #55
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Even though I prefer Firefox over any other browser I've tried, I wish it were not such a RAM and CPU resource pig. I'd love to find a browser that offers good functionality similar to Firefox, but is lighter on resources.
I gave Chromium another go and it does seem to have lower RAM and CPU use for me. I still prefer Firefox.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #56
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I've also been using Google-Chrome from /extra exclusively for several years. More recently I've noticed that Chrome is becoming qwirky and often leaves a bunch of zombie processes lying around. I will have to try Chromium because, based on the conversation above, it might be a slightly more stable variation for Slackware.

Opera would be my second choice and I shy away from Firefox because it seems to have frequent vulnerability updates which, to me, is a little troubling.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:14 PM   #57
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This is an interesting debate that I'm glad I've read. Thanks to m.a.l.'s pa for the qupzilla plug... built from the SBo: not bad at all, and definitely better that midori so far. I'd also like to try Alien Bob's Chromium build, but does it only build on multilib? I don't see anything at first glance in the build script that seems to necessitate multilib, but perhaps I'm not looking carefully enough.
Why not just download his binary package?

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Is anyone else having the LQ's "Edit" button not work in Alien Bob's Chromium build?
Just tested it, same problem, I posted to the other thread.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:50 PM   #58
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Have you ever tried my chromium build? I don't understand the talk about instability - I switched from Firefox to Chromium because of its speed and stability...

Eric
Will give it a try now, Eric. I've been using the Chrome slackbuild script in /extra.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 11:06 PM   #59
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I've been using Maxthon lately. On linux though, it's really just a skin of Chromium. It works well though. I use Maxthon on my work PC(windows) and my tablet(android).

It's still in beta for Linux, but I like it. The main features of Maxthon like the cloud pushing, saving things to the cloud for later and some of the other features are nice but not available yet.

http://forum.maxthon.com/forum-62-1.html
 
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I use Google Chrome and love it. Maybe it's in my head but I feel that it is a lot faster than all of the other browsers.
 
  


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