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Re: [opensuse-factory] Chromium as the default browser in the next release?
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 07:11:51PM +0530, Manu Gupta wrote:
Can we have chromium as the default browser in the next release?

My reasons being

1. Faster

Depends on what numbers you are looking at, all somewhat believable measures right now show Chromium 10 and Firefox 4 pretty much head-to-head, one or the other faster on some, but never by really much.
So this argument is a myth.

2. Better support for HTML5 and CSS3

Completely wrong, actually there are some edges of the specs that Chromium just cuts off to gain some small amounts of speed on more common cases.

3. Excellent browser rendering capabilities

No different from Firefox 4.

4. Appstore is as good as firefox's and getting better

Wrong, as Chromium add-ons can by design not match the flexibility that Firefox add-ons have.

The only issue I have is it creates multiple process

Coming to future Firefox versions as well due to stability, multiprocessing and possible security improvements it brings.

So, all I'm seeing here is myths and Google marketing stories.

Is there anything real as well other than the myth of Mozilla, one of the most open operations in this world, being dumb and Google, one of the more doubt-provoking open source producers, being the cool kid?

Robert Kaiser
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