Iridium Browser

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  1. AutoCascade

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    https://iridiumbrowser.de/

    Chromium knock off that seems to be based on killing all links to Google.

    I'm on an election site tonight thats going crazy following Iowa and my machine - running Chrome beta is going NUTs running high cpu fan at hign speed so I switch to Iridium - same websites and the machine calmed right down.

    Chrome and Chromium have a lot going on in the background that cause that high usage.

    Its numbers came in faster than Chrome or Chromium on my machine using Googles Octane tests. Not by a significant margin but still faster.
     
  2. phalanaxus

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    If I didn't miss anything this only offers privacy enhancements and nothing else, correct ?
     
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    Can you install it alongside chrome on a machine?

    I installed chromium and it messed up and took over my chrome directorys :(
     
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    Oh great! Another flavour of Chromium.
     
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    Can't have too much of a good thing ;)
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    Its all open source so why not.?
     
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    Well, source doesn't mean privacy, actually. But for what I could read, Iridium is not a bad alternative to Chromium if the user wants privacy.
     
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    I'm sure it's brilliant. ;)
     
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    That's not FUD, that has been proven to exist. And it's not a bad thing, actually; at least the calls aren't to Google. In addition, you can build the browser without any calls at all, not even to Iridium's servers.
     
  12. AutoCascade

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    Yeah either in that thread or another about that they detailed why that is and as has been said its not going to Google.

    Depending on what OS you have its behind Chrome/Chromium by at couple of releases anyway and may not auto update.
     
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    Noticed that also, for me a big No
     
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    Check your extensions and profile, that's not normal behaviour for an elections website. If it's still like that in Incognito mode or a clean install, then Iridium may have fixed something.
     
  16. AutoCascade

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    There were something like 20,000 posts and every few minutes another few hundred posts would need refresh to show. That's what I attributed to the cpu usage.
     
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