Firefox does not download a list from FF's servers
Chrome does not download from Google's servers
Safari does not download a list from Apple's servers.
All the ad blocks are third party, and as has been said before, the bets ad block is outside the browser anyway. And if you don't want to support a site with it's ads, then don't use the site, and don't be a leech.
He said that Internet Explorer has a built in way to block ads. I am questioning how it works. I never said anything about 3rd parties. And I was not suggesting that Chrome, Firefox or Safari have built in adblockers so I don't know why on earth you are bringing that up at all.
And if I want to view a website without viewing the advertisements that's my right. I'm not going to get into a debate with you over this. IE does not fit my needs, get over it.
Right... And with that argument you're using Chrome now why ? since it's now working hard to get the position of IE6. So instead of going with someone who's actually changed and showed that they are changing, you're instead option for either, a browser that's generally ok, but very techy, and is working the same way as IE6 was with it's own little functions, a browser that pretends to be open source while at the same time having the most locked in browser specific functions of all, and working very heard to become the new IE6, or another platform specific lock in monopoly browser.
Seems your argument would be better if you used a third party sync tool that works on all browsers.
This is laughable. Chrome is updated practically every week. They are continually adding new features and newer technologies all the time. Even after they became the market leader they went out of their way to release an iOS version of the browser which now means Chrome is the first browser to cover all the major platforms. Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. And maybe one day they will release a Windows Phone version too.
I don't need a 3rd party sync option, I have Chrome. And if you actually read what I said with an open mind instead of looking at things you can misconstrue to argue with me over you would clearly see that when Microsoft has a monopoly they stagnate. That has not happened with Google they have continued to innovate constantly with their products. Their search system is just one example. Reverse Image Searching, Local Searching, Personalized Search Results, Voice based searching. All this while holding the majority of the search market.
Chrome is a good browser and it is supported by a good company that wants nothing more than to give consumers the best most compatible browser there is. Name one technology that Chrome utilizes for displaying or interacting with web content that is exclusive to Google. One feature that cannot be added to Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer because Google won't allow it to be ported. And again I'm referring to page rendering and/or interacting technologies not proprietary browser interface features like bookmark syncing which no one (not Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla or Opera) has opened to competitors.