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  • Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04

    Phoronix: Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04

    Google's open-source Chromium browser is in a bit of a bad shape for this week's release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY2NTg

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    Good thing I managed to salvage a non SSE2 PPAPI Flash . It's really old, but I hope the security measures will do their work .

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    • #3
      Does the Aura toolkit support the GTK Header Bar as in GTK 3.10? GNOME 3.10 applications such as Music and Photos uses it.

      I'm using Google Chrome. I don't care about the Chromium, but to each their own.

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      • #4
        Unity browser

        The funny (?) thing is that Canonical is introducing its own browser based on Chromium in 14.04 LTS. New buggy features, uh?

        (I didn't check if the user_agent was relevant, but it seems logical they chose webkit and its most popular project)
        Last edited by vk512; 04-16-2014, 10:55 AM. Reason: typo

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        • #5
          I wonder where all the advocates of a switch to Chromium as the befault browser went?!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
            I don't care about the Chromium
            You really should.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Calinou View Post
              You really should.
              All I use is Google Chrome. It has built-in support for Flash, as not all YouTube videos, let alone PBS.org, support the playback of HTML5 video.

              Maybe one day I will if 100% of all the websites involving videos take advantage of HTML5.

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              • #8
                Using kernel 13.14 on Mint 16 I would run into issues with Firefox freezing sometimes when I open a web page. Going back to 13.13.6 the issue was no longer there.

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                • #9
                  I don't understand why Ubuntu want to make default browser one that sends users info to google :s

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hourwatch View Post
                    I don't understand why Ubuntu want to make default browser one that sends users info to google :s
                    Isn't Chromium just Chrome with that stuff removed?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
                      All I use is Google Chrome. It has built-in support for Flash, as not all YouTube videos, let alone PBS.org, support the playback of HTML5 video.

                      Maybe one day I will if 100% of all the websites involving videos take advantage of HTML5.
                      About YouTube and HTML5 videos I think something is changing. Today I launched my Chrome and the tabs with YouTube videos all loaded in HTML5 while before today those videos were all in Flash.

                      Also it looks like the YouTube HTML5 player can now display advertisements so I think that's way the videos loaded in HTML5 insted of Flash.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by movieman View Post
                        Isn't Chromium just Chrome with that stuff removed?
                        Chrome is just a build of Chromium with a different icon and some code to report the install location if it wasn't downloaded from Google. Chromium has no spying or mandatory data reporting to Google, although it does have optional features like auto-suggestion and phishing/malware protection talking to Google servers, just like Firefox.

                        Pepper flash is at v13 instead of being stuck at 11.2, and is fully sandboxed due to being a PNaCl application. It works just fine with Chromium, as does the PDF plugin, so I don't really understand why anyone is complaining.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by strcat View Post
                          Pepper flash is at v13 instead of being stuck at 11.2, and is fully sandboxed due to being a PNaCl application. It works just fine with Chromium, as does the PDF plugin, so I don't really understand why anyone is complaining.
                          Pepper flash is not redistributable on it's own. It's good to hear there is a package with it anyway, and that they're just ignoring the legal issues since it's not like anyone is going to sue over it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                            Pepper flash is not redistributable on it's own. It's good to hear there is a package with it anyway, and that they're just ignoring the legal issues since it's not like anyone is going to sue over it.
                            They're not ignoring the legal issues. The package ships a script to download it dynamically, similar to how the Microsoft fonts are handled.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by strcat View Post
                              Chrome is just a build of Chromium with a different icon and some code to report the install location if it wasn't downloaded from Google. Chromium has no spying or mandatory data reporting to Google, although it does have optional features like auto-suggestion and phishing/malware protection talking to Google servers, just like Firefox.
                              Having autosuggestions on by default, and in such a way that normal URLs get sent... Also, Firefox takes action so that the phishing protection cannot be used to track you as easily as in Chrom*.

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