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Old 19. Jun 2010, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Google Chrome vs Chromium

If like me, you also had questions about differences between Chromium, and Google Chrome, here is a Softpedia article about it... which will answer the questions. A good read :

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Googl...o-140060.shtml
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Old 19. Jun 2010, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very interesting, definitely clears up a lot of the confusion.
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Old 19. Jun 2010, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I was to change my everyday browser and was going to decide for one
of this 2, my choice would be Chromium. I don't feel at ease about using
Google products. I am sure Google does not want to hurt users but I feel
restless about them wanting to know everything about everybody.
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I agree. Their gaffs of late relative to monitoring Wi-Fi have only only spurred my distrust of Google. I have no reason to get rid of Firefox, but would perhaps like to try another browser. I do still use Google as a search engine as I found Bing not to my liking, but I am hesitant to try any other Google products. Google has just developed this Orwellian feel for me personally.
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I agree. Their gaffs of late relative to monitoring Wi-Fi have only only spurred my distrust of Google. I have no reason to get rid of Firefox, but would perhaps like to try another browser. I do still use Google as a search engine as I found Bing not to my liking, but I am hesitant to try any other Google products. Google has just developed this Orwellian feel for me personally.
I feel like you about Bing. I don't like it and can not stand it so I use Google
search.
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Old 24. Jun 2010, 08:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, how come there aren't that many "security alerts" for Chrome/Chromium as there are for Firefox (and even Opera)?
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Just out of curiosity, how come there aren't that many "security alerts" for Chrome/Chromium as there are for Firefox (and even Opera)?
Chromium has its own sandbox for every tab and very restricted access to your system.
Therefore it is very hard for malware, or even hackers to successfully infiltrate it.
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Vasa1, I get that you rather use Chrome and feel that Firefox is less
secure than Chrome. Well, you see one thing that you dont have with
Google Chrome is NoScript, and to me that is what makes FF the safest
of all browsers. That addon IS the reason that I use FF and I feel that
the addon and Sbxie together is all that its needed to be clean after a
browsing session. I will never install Chrome but I did install and ran Iron
for about half and hour and I just did not like it. So maybe Firefox has
more security alerts than Chrome but my PC has not been infected for
the past 2 years but many of my friends that use Chrome are infected
all the time.
I know the reason for that is not that they use Chrome but is because
they have not learned how to prevent been infected. Using FF with NS
is a step in the right direction to prevent infections in my opinion.
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Hi Bo,

I think I should have used the words "security updates" rather than security alerts in my post.

One of the forums I visit quite regularly started giving me problems with FF running AdBlock Plus. It would appear that the loading was not completing and my CPU usage (as seen in the task manager) was going up to 50+% and staying there.

I don't have this problem with Chrome and Privoxy (for ad blocking).

That's all. I've used FF for years without problem and now I'm using Chrome without problems (though I still run Chrome in Sandboxie). I still have FF and AdBlock Plus for a couple of sites that seem to break with Privoxy.
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Vasa1 I also use Adblock and it has never given me trouble in the year
that I have been using it. The only time I noticed my CPU usage going
high is when I am on Youtube. If it happened often I would change FF
like you did.
My friend it really does not matter whether we use Chrome or Firefox
when we are using Sandboxie. Anyway, since you are using Chrome
sandboxed you ought to take a look at this, it might help you.

http://www.sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7884

I talked to a friend of mine tonight that I recently introduced to Sbxie and
he is not having trouble with it, even though he is using Chrome like you.

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