Any Thoughts on Comodo Dragon? Anyone Beta testing

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  1. dcrowe0050
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    I've seen this on their forums a few times but never looked until now, apparently Comodo is in the process of testing their browser Comodo Dragon, based on Google Chrome with a lot of changes. I just wanted to see if anyone had tested it or had any thoughts about it? it is currently just an alpha but I just downloaded it to get a look.
  2. korben
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    korben Registered Member

    +1 tell us how poor it is
  3. dw426
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    dw426 Registered Member

    Are THEY trying to be Google now? How many more projects are they going to take on and how much more half-ass are said programs going to get?
  4. korben
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    an educated guess would be... loads! anyways -dragon been tamed
  5. acuariano
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    another version of chrome...why?..not too many like chrome..
    reason=..too intrusive.
  6. whitedragon551
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    Its really not if you configure it right. Any software can be intrusive if you dont block and disable stuff.
  7. acuariano
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    so in that way,comodo is trying the right way.
  8. the Tester
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    Another Chrome knock-off?
    There are decent clones already-Chrome Plus and Iron are enough.
    Why bother?
  9. andyman35
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    A hardened browser would seem to be a good idea from Comodo to me,since it's often the weakest link in a user's security chain.Very few average users will have heard of Iron or C+.
  10. dw426
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    But that's, again, if Comodo isn't half-assed about it or doesn't take eons to do it. I've said before they've got too much on their plate at once.
  11. andyman35
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    Only time will tell which way it'll go,but the thinking is good nonetheless IMO.
  12. dcrowe0050
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    From the forum:

    "COMODO Dragon Release Notes:
    Comodo Dragon internet browser is based on the source code of Google Chrome browser but has a number of improvements, which includes fixes some privacy and security improvements.

    ADDED Certificate Domain Validation checking warning
    Comodo Dragon uses advanced domain validation technology originally developed in Comodo Verification Engine. It performs additional analysis of a domain's SSL certificate to warn about those that been issued with Domain Only Validation.

    FIXED Client identification number privacy issue.
    Comodo Dragon fixes this privacy issues, which exists in Chrome browser. Chrome creates an ID for each client (user). This security gap theoretically can be used to identify a user. This ID has been removed.

    REMOVED RLZ-Tracking capability.
    RLZ-Tracking is a Chrome's feature which informs Google about when and where the browser has been downloaded. This capability has been removed in Dragon. This has been done to protect user privacy

    COMODO's traditional product update technology is used.
    Dragon uses COMODO's own installer and update technology. Chrome, on the other hand, checks for updates and makes update via Google Updater, legality of which was put under question by Red Bend Software. Google Updater was entirely eliminated in Dragon

    REMOVED error reporting mechanism.
    Error reporting is used by Google to find and remove problems in their software however the information, which is sent to Google, includes some data about the computer's software. In case it this information is intercepted by an attacker, it can be used to reveal vulnerabilities in the computer's security system. COMODO Dragon has eliminated this mechanism is order not to compromise user's security and privacy.

    REMOVED installation time-tracking.
    COMODO's installation technology doesn't use and store information about when the software was installed and updated, all actions are based only on your current version number, whereas Chrome installation stores detailed (up to the second) information about software installation time

    ADDED smart software removal
    During software remove Dragon asks user whether he or she wants to keep user preferences data (home page, search engine customizing, etc) and leaves or removes user profile based on his or her choice. This is done for user's convenience. Leaving user's profile on your computer is recommended if you are going to return to using Dragon in future

    EXCLUDED remote error pages usage
    Dragon uses locally stored error messages (such as "Page not found"), whereas Chrome in its default configuration uses server-stored error messages. In Dragon information about your network input errors is limited to your browser instead of being sent to Google’s remote server."


    I installed a couple of hours ago but haven't used it much yet but it looks and feels like Chrome and that bugs me. But I am getting ready to try it out as soon as get back to my test system and see if its worth using or not. Some of the changes sound good but i'm not too fond of Chrome so I have fairly low expectations. Anyways I will post later and let you know my opinion
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