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Tinman57:
  I get the best of all 3 worlds by using Avant Browser which incorporates Chrome, Firefox and IE.   :P
-Tinman57 (February 01, 2013, 05:28 PM)
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monitoring, memory leaks, insecurities ?

 ;D
-4wd (February 01, 2013, 07:27 PM)
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  Well, it's only as good as the browser engines, though it has stripped out the Chrome spying crap, and the last two versions of Firefox has cured the memory problems.

Stephen66515:
  I get the best of all 3 worlds by using Avant Browser which incorporates Chrome, Firefox and IE.   :P
-Tinman57 (February 01, 2013, 05:28 PM)
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You missed Opera so you actualy get  the worst of the 3 xD

Edvard:
My biggest problem with Chrome is that I can't escape the feeling that more is going on under the hood than I know about. Mostly in terms of tracking what I'm doing. Maybe it's excessive paranoia on my part. But enough companies (that should know better) have been caught playing those games that I don't think I'm completely crazy being concerned about it.

Tracking my personal browsing is an annoyance that would offend me if I discovered it happened. But I really don't care so much about that. What I do worry about is what may be seen when I access some of my clients' web-based systems. Because I have liability exposure if something leaks or gets compromised because of me.
-40hz (January 28, 2013, 08:37 PM)
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I use Chromium because it (well, at least the Debian distribution) doesn't have "phone home" stuff nor Google Updater.  I suppose I could use SRWare Iron as well, but I've got a lazy side and Chromium is in the repos.

Chrome vs. Chromium:
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome
http://blog.chromium.org/2008/10/google-chrome-chromium-and-google.html
https://answers.launchpad.net/chromium-browser/+question/91457

Chrome vs. SRWare Iron:
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php

Chromium for Windows:
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html?path=Win/&sort=desc
Portable:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/

SRWare Iron:
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php
For Linux:
http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6457

I have Opera installed, but hardly ever use it except as a novelty.  Never noticed any glitches, but no kudos either.  Maybe I should do the "immersion test" and make it my default browser for a week and see how it stacks up.

f0dder:
You missed Opera so you actualy get  the worst of the 3 xD-Stephen66515 (February 02, 2013, 10:16 PM)
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Meh.

I gave Opera a try on my Nexus 7 - it's supposed to be fast & optimized and whatnot, so that'd make sense on a tablet (even if the N7 packs some oomph). It is sloooooow. Seems to load pages slower than both Chrome and Firefox, and scrolling is extremely sluggish. And it also often chooses default zoom levels that are way too zoomed out, resulting in almost unreadable text until you zoom in manually.

Tinman57:
 I get the best of all 3 worlds by using Avant Browser which incorporates Chrome, Firefox and IE.   :P
-Tinman57 (February 01, 2013, 05:28 PM)
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You missed Opera so you actualy get  the worst of the 3 xD -Stephen66515 (February 02, 2013, 10:16 PM)
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Opera?  Isn't that where the fat lady sings?   :P

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