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Old 03-22-2015, 12:39 AM   #61
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Hmmm. Trying to figure out how to enable "Hello Firefox" in Iceweasel is leading me to dead ends. Damn. This is a toughy.
I've been unable to get Hello Firefox to run in 36.0, too.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 12:42 AM   #62
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Iceweasel is the same as Firefox it is the same it is the same.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 11:08 AM   #63
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Iceweasel is the same as Firefox it is the same it is the same.

OK. Icecream has no bones. It still does not make "Hello Firefox" work in Iceweasel.

And No. They are not the same.



DNA wise.
 
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:21 AM   #64
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OK. Icecream has no bones. It still does not make "Hello Firefox" work in Iceweasel.

And No. They are not the same.



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Sorry I was being facetious.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 11:47 AM   #65
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No worries 273.

The Hello Firefox thing is for me to communicate with my nieces.
Who are conventional computer users.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #66
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I think I ought to have added a wink to my initial comment.
I hadn't heard of Hello Firefox I'll have to give it a go sometime so in preparation I've installed Nightly on my laptop to replace Icewaesel.
 
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Just tried hello firefox. This looks like finally (!) there is a decent replacement for Skype!!! Very impressive.
Thanks rokytnji for this hint...
 
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a decent replacement for Skype!!!
Tox is a good Skype alternative.
 
Old 03-23-2015, 10:50 AM   #69
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Just tried hello firefox. This looks like finally (!) there is a decent replacement for Skype!!! Very impressive.
Thanks rokytnji for this hint...
Just an https://appear.in (which has been around since 2012) work-alike isn't it?

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I hear that chrome is supposed to be safer because it's browser engine is sandboxed... Any thoughts on that?
 
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Just an https://appear.in (which has been around since 2012) work-alike isn't it?
Thanks, another good link to try.
I've never been a fan of Skype but it always seemed pretty much the only choice when it came to easy installation on a variety of platforms.
 
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I hear that chrome is supposed to be safer because it's browser engine is sandboxed... Any thoughts on that?
The sandbox requires root permissions to run. I don't trust Google, so I'm not giving it root permissions.
 
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #73
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The sandbox requires root permissions to run. I don't trust Google, so I'm not giving it root permissions.
How do you mean? I'm running Google Chrome in the default configuration and I don't see any of it's processes running as root.
 
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How do you mean? I'm running Google Chrome in the default configuration and I don't see any of it's processes running as root.
I tried to install Chrome a few weeks ago and it said it needed root permissions to run the sandbox, I refused and deleted it. That's all I know.
 
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I tried to install Chrome a few weeks ago and it said it needed root permissions to run the sandbox, I refused and deleted it. That's all I know.
Yes, after some digging I see that the sandbox component needs to have the sticky bit set to run as root. While I'm not particularly worried by that as I can't see Google managing to use it for anything malicious themselves without anybody noticing it does seem a weird way to run a "security" feature. It also means I will certainly be very careful which sites I visit with Google Chrome until I can find an explanation as to why running a user-initiated process as root is somehow safer than running it as the user.
 
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