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Post » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:36 pm

Firefox is crashing a shit lot lately. But it has all these cool extensions, so I'm sticking with that crashing POS.
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Post » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:43 am

[quote="newt":1gf3eil5]Given that Google is the biggest advertiser on the internet.... um yeah probably not going to happen.[/quote:1gf3eil5]

While I doubt that Google would make any "official" ad blocking extensions, I'm quite sure there would be user-made ones available. I mean, Chrome is open source, isn't it? Or at least extensible.
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Post » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:08 am

Google's first rule of business is "do no evil", and lord knows they do make a lot of software, some with no apparent reason. But they would have to be silly to make it possible to block their own adds with their own browser, and you'd have to be silly to believe they have no ulterior motives for making a browser. ...um ok yeah Google does do some silly stuff.
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Post » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:46 am

Heh, it seems like Google is becoming the new MiKKKrosoft, because OMG EVIL they're taking over the world! :P Where some see "ulterior motives" I just see "business model," I guess. They're a web-centric company. It makes sense that they would produce a web browser.

And however reluctant they may be to allow ad blocking with Chrome, they're canny enough to know they'll get all kinds of nerdrage aimed at them if they try to keep 3rd party stuff from being developed for their open-source browser. It's just a matter of time, someone will make it, I'm sure.

But then again, who knows? Maybe it'll be like homebrew-hacking your game console... like "sorry, you can't update to the latest version, you have unauthorized extensions installed." Even so, someone will probably come up with a workaround. Want to run Chrome with no ads? Try Krome!
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Post » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:19 am

Google search is one of the best.
Google mail is one of the best.
George Orwell's "1984" is the best. :P

No, thanks, Opera is my choice forever.

P.S. as for adverts, my firewall blocks everything, so I don't even know - are there any adverts on the site or not?
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Post » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:54 pm

[quote="Ashley":2gqjag7l]I might switch - I was using Firefox, but Chrome seems newer and faster.[/quote:2gqjag7l]
I feel being newer shouldn't factor in a software decision, unless it's related to compatibility issues.

I haven't tried Chrome since 1.0, when it was unusable due to crashes and sluggishness. I guess I should now.
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