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Re: [opensuse-factory] Chromium as the default browser in the next release?
On Tue, 2011-03-22 at 17:27 +0100, Robert Kaiser wrote:
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.

+1, it isn't really any faster

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.

+1, it isn't more compatible

It also isn't stable; we've seen Chrome go down considerably more
frequently than FF. And under 11.3 it managed to take X with it on
several occasions. Things that could not be duplicated in FF.

3. Excellent browser rendering capabilities
No different from Firefox 4.

+1, no different

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.

0, I have no clue.

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

+1 +1 +1 Subtract the Google-hype-factor and there is no there there.

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?

It is shiny-and-new syndrome.

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