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Absolute Linux 13.1.2
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1 20499 11-25-2010
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Description: "Absolute Linux 13.1.2 released. Google Chrome replaces Mozilla Firefox as default browser. Lower memory usage, faster rendering and proper URL parsing all contributed to this decision. Firefox package is still up to date and in CD2 directory of repos under /internet. Also several security-related updates as well as multimedia installer update (needed updated URL) Also updated rox-archiver to handle DEB files (to unpack, not install). Note that Google Chrome is a native Absolute build with blacklisting of Gecko Media Player plugin removed. This means that the plugin works. It was blacklisted by Google coders due to crashing complaints, but I have tested it extensively and have not experienced these issues, so I'm watching videos."
Keywords: Slackware-based Google-Chrome

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Old 11-25-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 3,648

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1

Cons: Chrome

I've reviewed Absolute before, so I'll just mention Chrome. This build just doesn't work for many people. If I run it from the command line, I get an illegal instruction error. This was reported by several people, yet the current version of Absolute (13.1.6) is still shipping with the faulty program. You can't use the software installer to replace it, as it's the only browser on offer, and you can't get a browser from a website because you haven't got a browser...


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