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Chrome on Linux? Just use Midori!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, March 15, 2009
15 years ago4,041 views

I just discovered Midori. It's a lightweight browser the uses webkit and about 10% of the memory compared to firefox. It's not completely stable yet, but it's now my browser of choice and as soon as they work out the major bugs, i'll be using it full-time. If you're using Ubuntu, add the webkit ppa and install it
https://edge.launchpad.net/~webkit-team/+archive/ppa
http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html

I'm personally unhappy about Google getting into the browser market. I like some of what they've been done, but i just don't like a google-branded browser (as much as the me from a few years ago would've been dreaming of one). Anyone share these feelings?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Midori doesn't have the process-separation that underpins some of the Chrome security mechanisms.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Process separation is indeed one of the things i like that Google did, but i'm just unhappy with a "Google browser". I am not convinced they had to release their own browser to foster this kind of innovation.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Chrome: September 2008
http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/images/dlpage_lg.jpg

Safari 4: February 2009
http://images.apple.com/safari/images/overview-hero-image1-20090217.png

I'd say it did...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Opera 9.2: April 2007
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/Opera_Speed_Dial_Browsing.png

Admitedly we've got the Firefox/Tabs argument where if Chrome hadn't made the featue popular, it wouldn't have gone to other mainstream browsers.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I was actually talking about the tabs on top, but yeah, that works too.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Sorry, hadn't linked your comment to the ones above :P And had forgotten about the top tabs in Safari

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Just found this: Chrome on Linux (pre-alpha)
http://www.stefanoforenza.com/chromium-on-ubuntu-how-to/

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 and it doesn't display anything :(Some people seem to have it running in earlier versions though.

For me, I get the chrome of the browser, the menus drop down, nothing seems to work other than New window and Exit. The omnibox also seems to be working.

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