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Chromium is the kinda 'beta' version of the next version of chrome afaik.

No, Chrome is based on Chromium and adds some extra features, for example it bundles flash support.

Chromium and Chrome versions are in sync, so when Chromium 28 is final, so is Chrome. You also have the dev and canary channels in both browsers.

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I have some privacy issues with chrome, so I use chromium more than FF

I actually one of Opera lovers, but started to chrome recently. I was happy to know opera will use the chrome engine.this way I could get the best of chrome with opera philosophy

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For me the ultimate browser would be Chrome, with the smooth scrolling and mouse gestures of Opera and the extension support of Firefox.

I agree. How do we go about getting that? :D

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I agree. How do we go about getting that? :D

I think it will involve taking hostages. Browser developers seem to have a vulnerability to cakes, so that will be our ruse. :shiftyninja:

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For me the ultimate browser would be Chrome, with the smooth scrolling and mouse gestures of Opera and the extension support of Firefox.

I agree. How do we go about getting that? :D

you could always take the source form chromium and add on these features yourself :p

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fair enough

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I used to use Firefox because of the extensions but I found they made the browser horribly unreliable and I was constantly prompted to update them. Now I use Chrome with a minimal selection of plugins and it suits me just fine. For me the ultimate browser would be Chrome, with the smooth scrolling and mouse gestures of Opera and the extension support of Firefox.

I used Chrome for a while but I couldn't get used to the fact that mouse gestures didn't work properly on it. There's a Firefox extension that does work fine. But I came back to Opera. I hear they are moving to Webkit.....

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I used Chrome for a while but I couldn't get used to the fact that mouse gestures didn't work properly on it. There's a Firefox extension that does work fine. But I came back to Opera. I hear they are moving to Webkit.....

you are correct. it was news about a month or so ago?

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you are correct. it was news about a month or so ago?

Yeah man, not since it ever came out on Chrome or Chromium has any extension for mouse gestures worked properly. I just couldn't take the 'right click and back' each time. Google should just incorporate mouse gestures into their browsers. That they don't feels like constipation.

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Sorry, what exactly is the problem here? If you're a Firefox fan, it's just a click away in the Software Center.

As long as they don't make IE (through WINE) default, I'm happy.

Iceweasel and Chromium work great.

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I used Chrome for a while but I couldn't get used to the fact that mouse gestures didn't work properly on it. There's a Firefox extension that does work fine. But I came back to Opera. I hear they are moving to Webkit.....

Actually, Opera will be moving to Blink instead. As a browser it definitely has the best implementation of mouse gestures, though I don't find it as good as Chrome.

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Sorry, what exactly is the problem here? If you're a Firefox fan, it's just a click away in the Software Center.

As long as they don't make IE (through WINE) default, I'm happy.

Sorry, what exactly is the problem here? If you're a Firefox or a Chromium fan, it's just a click away in the Software Center.

As long as they don't make Safari (though WINE, lolz) default, I'm happy.

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I think the reason's canonical has listed for switching to be pretty stupid (they are switching to chromium because ubuntu touch uses webkit? yet chrome is moving away from webkit to blink) Doesn't really make much sense.

However I don't particularly care what the default browser is because its easy to install one of your preference.

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As long as they don't make IE (through WINE) default, I'm happy.

With some of the decisions that Ubuntu has been making lately it wouldn't surprise me a bit.

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I like Ubuntu a lot , chrome as default makes total sense. Another great decision from Ubuntu j can't wait for things to come together in 13.10

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^ Yeah, I'm hoping to try Mir.

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Hopefully it will ship with Ubuntu, it will give me one less thing to install and uninstall when I upgrade. :p

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In February, Opera announced that its web browser was going to switch from using its own in-house Presto engine to the WebKit-based Chromium engine that Google uses for its own Chrome web browser. In April, Opera stated that it would follow Google's lead and use its offshoot of WebKit, Blink, as its new web browser engine.

Today, Opera announced that the first public beta of its Chromium-based web browser is now available for download via the Opera Next channel. The beta is available for Windows and Mac platforms, with a Linux version to come later.

Besides the switch to Chromium, the new Opera web browser has a new user interface and a number of new features, some of which Opera added to its Android web browser earlier this year. One is called Discover, which Opera says " ... allows you to lean back and get fed with new articles from your country, or whatever region you want to get inspiration from, right in your browser - all in one place."

Opera also announced that the web browser's mail client has now been removed and is now available as a stand alone program. Opera said it made this change due to feedback from users and will allow the web browser to take up less memory and space on a PC.

http://business.opera.com/press/releases/desktop/2013-05-28

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Good. About time. Firefox has been lacking recently. Everytime I've used it I've run into memory leaks. Though I do have to say that with Kali, Iceweasel hasn't been too bad.

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I hope they use a more up to date version of Chromium. Last time I checked a few months ago the newest version of Chromium in most Linux repositories was 18.x

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Good. About time. Firefox has been lacking recently. Everytime I've used it I've run into memory leaks. Though I do have to say that with Kali, Iceweasel hasn't been too bad.

In every machine I've used them on chrome consistantly uses far more memory than firefox, especially with many tabs. And recent versions of firefox don't really have the memory leak issues of old, if your firefox is truly "leaking" memory its likely not normal behavior, perhaps an extension and/or plugin issue.

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I hope they use a more up to date version of Chromium. Last time I checked a few months ago the newest version of Chromium in most Linux repositories was 18.x

I'm not sure which distribution you're using, but the version of Chromium in Debian 7 is currently 27.0.1453.93-1~deb7u1, the version in Ubuntu 12.04 is 25.0.1364.160-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, the version in Ubuntu 13.04 is 25.0.1364.160-0ubuntu3, and the stable upstream version is 27.0.1453.94. While the version of Chromium in Ubuntu is a little old, the version in Debian is up-to-date, and neither is anywhere close to as old as you supposed. I'm sure the situation is similar in other GNU/Linux distributions.

In every machine I've used them on chrome consistantly uses far more memory than firefox, especially with many tabs. And recent versions of firefox don't really have the memory leak issues of old, if your firefox is truly "leaking" memory its likely nor normal behavior, perhaps an extension and/or plugin issue.

That has always been my experience as well. I am using Firefox 21 with 7 addons and it consistently uses less memory and CPU time than Chromium 27 without any addons when I have the same pages open, which typically numbers 8 or 9.

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That has always been my experience as well. I am using Firefox 21 with 7 addons and it consistently uses less memory and CPU time than Chromium 27 without any addons when I have the same pages open, which typically numbers 8 or 9.

Same.. Chromium has Firefox beat when it comes to benchmarks (and that gap is narrowing), but when it comes to resource usage, Firefox leaves it in the dust by a very healthy margin. Think the last time I had an actual memory leak was a poorly written addon a year or two back, an actual leak in Firefox itself I think I last saw in version 4. Nowadays with v24 and 18 addons I'm currently at 378MB with four pages open, where a similar setup on Chromium can easily get over a gigabyte.

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In every machine I've used them on chrome consistantly uses far more memory than firefox, especially with many tabs.

The use of many Google programs working in the background causes Chrome to use so much memory. I've downloaded an extension called Extension Manager (Switcher) and I have cut off a ton of stuff in Chrome and it's working much lighter and better, both extensions and apps I didn't even realize I had.

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Same.. Chromium has Firefox beat when it comes to benchmarks (and that gap is narrowing), but when it comes to resource usage, Firefox leaves it in the dust by a very healthy margin. Think the last time I had an actual memory leak was a poorly written addon a year or two back, an actual leak in Firefox itself I think I last saw in version 4. Nowadays with v24 and 18 addons I'm currently at 378MB with four pages open, where a similar setup on Chromium can easily get over a gigabyte.

I actually find that Firefox render speed is now about on par with Chromium so long as I have network.http.pipelining enabled in about:config. I understand why Mozilla left this option disabled when it was first introduced, but there are very few instances in 2013 when I am using an Internet connection so slow that pipelining hurts performance. I think it should be enabled by default.

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