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chris.p 23. Aug 2010 05:48 PM

ChromePlus support
 
Does ChromePlus have a support forum anywhere?

My preferred browser K-Meleon isn't properly supported / updated any longer and in any case the JavaScript implementation is too slow now. I want to change to a slim, fast browser that has a modern JS implementation. I also use Firefox of course but with the plugins it's a dog compared to K-Meleon and I assume Chrome.

Chrome is out because of the privacy issues for me, so Sware Iron or ChromePlus would probably do the job - slim, fast, and most likely a modern JS install. But here is problem #1: I also use Windows 2000 because it's so fast compared to the modern Windows OSs, and neither Iron nor ChromePlus will install on it.

I'd like to see if I can find a fix for that, which needs forum access. Iron has a German language forum, but there is some problem with registration that I can't get past. ChromePlus doesn't seem to have a forum on their site, is there one somewhere else?

If not can we start one here MC? :)

vasa1 23. Aug 2010 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 34668)
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Chrome is out because of the privacy issues for me...

I keep reading about "privacy issues". Is there a FAQ on the subject, especially on whether just using (or not using) a particular browser is sufficient to deal with the "privacy issues" or whether there's more to be done in any case (Wireshark, VPNs, etc)? I ask this because some folks might get the impression that merely not using Chrome is sufficient.

In this case, on the one hand, we have the "known devil" in Chrome. How does one assess Iron or Chrome Plus? How much is known about the purveyors of these products? Do the modifications made to these browsers increase or decrease their security relative to Chrome?

chris.p 23. Aug 2010 07:41 PM

Yeah these are good points but I have a personal issue with Google tracking so need to minimise that aspect - is all. No big thing.

As regards the difference between Chrome and Iron, if you look on the page on Iron's site regarding what they took out, there's a fair amount.

It's true that there is no privacy, unless you use a full paid-for proxy service, TrueCrypt your disk entirely, and don't use things like Flash, or alternatively police those kinds of apps very carefully, plus put other measures in place on top of that. In other words spend time, trouble and money on it all.

That's going too far for me but as I say, I'm only interested in cutting down certain areas of tracking. A simple choice of apps is enough to fix what I need to.

vasa1 23. Aug 2010 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 34682)
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As regards the difference between Chrome and Iron, if you look on the page on Iron's site regarding what they took out, there's a fair amount.
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I've seen that. To my mind, except for the unique number that Google tags onto each downloaded browser, all the other issues have opt-outs quite clearly mentioned (unlike the other much-hated Foxit Reader:D).

26Dolphins 23. Aug 2010 08:15 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 34668)
Does ChromePlus have a support forum anywhere?
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ChromePlus doesn't seem to have a forum on their site, is there one somewhere else?
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You mean like this?
(English and Chinese)

chris.p 24. Aug 2010 01:17 AM

Excellent. Thanks 26D, couldn't see that anywhere on their site. Let's hope it's easier to register than on Iron's...

26Dolphins 01. Sep 2010 06:40 PM

@chris.p

Do you like ChromePlus better than SWare Iron? If yes, in what way?
Do you know if I can try it out (portable version) if I already have SWare Iron? Concerned about profiles.

Thanks in advance.

chris.p 01. Sep 2010 09:41 PM

The problem is they don't install on my chosen OS, W2K. Therefore I assume that Chrome doesn't. So I'll be looking elsewhere, no doubt.

vasa1 02. Sep 2010 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 35079)
The problem is they don't install on my chosen OS, W2K. ...

And people were giving Anupam a hard time for being on WinXP SP2 :D

Anupam 02. Sep 2010 03:56 PM

LOL yeah, see, people are still running Win 2000 :p. At least I am better :D.


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