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    Default 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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    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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    Arrow 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 at 10:55 AM. Reason: typo

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
    I don't care about the Chromium
    You really should.

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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Chromium 34 landed in Ubuntu 14.04 a short time ago and it's in the process of breaking NPAPI plug-in support for handling the Adobe Flash player plug-in and other common web plug-ins.
    I'm running Chrome version 34 on Linux. Flash has been working perfectly. Flash is built into Chrome using the Pepper APIs and does not use NPAPI.

    Is the Phoronix article just completely wrong? Or were they referring to some edge case where people explicitly want the NPAPI version of Flash rather than the Chrome-bundled version of Flash?

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