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  • #16
    Originally posted by chromiumfreak View Post
    I was googling more about ozone-wayland and came across the project page in https://01.org/ozone-wayland
    and a blog posted today https://01.org/ozone-wayland/blogs/k...lcome-our-blog

    01.org seems like an online presence for all intel open source projects. I am happy to see that it's not a one time code drop but Intel would be actively working on this.
    Thanks for sharing that, I've bookmarked it.

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    • #17
      I used Firefox for many years, but recently switched to Chrome. I want to like Firefox, I really do, but at least on my machine, it feels buggy and crashy. I can't get through a youtube video without flash player crashing. Resizing the window or scrolling the window also causes flash to crash. The whole browser has quit unexpectedly more times than I care to count. With Chrome, I have not experienced any of these problems. Everything seems to "just work", and a total browser crash is very rare.

      I'm on RHEL6 FYI. Google has stopped supporting RHEL6, so Chrome 27 is the last release for this OS. I'll continue to use it, as it works well for me. Also I'm a user not a developer, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, I don't know, but this is my experience with these browsers.

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      • #18
        Bug #1

        Originally posted by chromiumfreak View Post
        01.org
        Also about time someone claimed Bug #1 for real, with a real chance and a commitment of closing it!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jessica679

          And "Chromium's security ... far better than Firefox"... really?
          sandboxing.
          It's not end all be all, but it sure helps.

          Edit:
          that, and paying bounties for exploits and bugs.

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          • #20
            Don't reply to spambots, please.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by curaga View Post
              Don't reply to spambots, please.
              indeed, sorry.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                I'm on RHEL6 FYI. Google has stopped supporting RHEL6, so Chrome 27 is the last release for this OS. I'll continue to use it, as it works well for me. Also I'm a user not a developer, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, I don't know, but this is my experience with these browsers.
                Using an older Chrome with known security vulnerabilities is far more of a problem than bugs. You should definitely switch to a well maintained browser.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                  Did you read that? It was a bug that was reported and fixed. More than 3 years ago.
                  It's big oversight to ship an open source web browser with spyware, no matter what time it was out in the public sphere.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                    It's big oversight to ship an open source web browser with spyware, no matter what time it was out in the public sphere.
                    Spyware is a term typically reserved for malicious software that gathers personal information. This is a feature (or a anti feature depending on your perspective) for enabling targeted advertising and Google fixed the problem when it was reported. It is not really appropriate to call it spyware.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                      Spyware is a term typically reserved for malicious software that gathers personal information. This is a feature (or a anti feature depending on your perspective) for enabling targeted advertising and Google fixed the problem when it was reported. It is not really appropriate to call it spyware.
                      It's software that collected the personal information of users without their consent, sounds like spyware to me.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                        It's software that collected the personal information of users without their consent, sounds like spyware to me.
                        You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                          You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.
                          They are, and rightfully called as that by many people.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                            You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.
                            If it's done without consent, then any data collected should be treated as though it had malicious intent, otherwise such breaches such as the collection of data from unencrypted WiFi networks by Google would be considered perfectly legitimate.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                              If it's done without consent, then any data collected should be treated as though it had malicious intent, otherwise such breaches such as the collection of data from unencrypted WiFi networks by Google would be considered perfectly legitimate.
                              I disagree. It really depends on the data. Otherwise yum or apt querying the mirror list for updates can be called spyware.

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                              • #30
                                Yum or apt obviously have consent, as you explicitly call them to do so...

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