Discussion in 'other software & services' started by The Seeker, Nov 5, 2011.
New Iron-Version: 15.0.900.0 Stable for Windows
Wow, I just downloaded it and pages seem to load significantly faster.
THANKS for the heads-up. I just downloaded the new version's portable.
By the way -- will someone please explain what the "installer version" does that the portable version lacks? In other words, why would anyone ever use the installer version when a portable version is available?
New Iron-Version: 15.0.900.1 Stable for Windows
Good to see the Iron blokes are back on form! Another upgrade in a couple of days ... whaddya reckon?
Is it worth using Iron over Chrome?
it's supposed to have a better privacy compared to google chrome but it's built with the same engine and so it has the same security issues like chrome if there are any. I don't use Iron but I like it cause it looks really simple.
Having a question as well...
Does Iron offer the option to install / add an e-mail addon? I got used to with my Opera browser. It has an email program built into it.
Seems to be working fine here. I'm on my second day with this version. It's fast, even running in Sandboxie. I don't know if Sandboxie is needed with this type of browser.
My only hope is that it will stay fast. Google Chrome, on this computer and another I had, seemed to begin slowing down after a couple of weeks.
Overall, I'll stay with Iron browser for now. It's fast, reliable so far (2 days) and I like it.
Difficult to say, Chrome can be a bit more stable, but Iron can be totally uninstalled form your computer & it isn't owned by Google. Plus, it has nine speed dials rather than Chrome's six. I actually prefer it when it is running well & I've been using it for over two years. I like the internal adblocker.
There is no email with Iron. Try SeaMonkey.
FYI. Iron Portable 15.0.900.1 (web browser) Released for PA Platform users, courtesy of PortableApps.com.
Iron Version 15.0.900.2 for Windows Released (25.11.2011)
What does SRWare even provide anymore that Chrome doesn't?
Ad free experience?
No more Adfree than Chrome with adblock plus.
Yeah LOL! Well, until you visit their site, then Iron's internal adblocker is really usefull.
You don't really need ABP with Iron as it has an internal adblocker (thanks to Fanboy's List).
But it's not like there's a difference. Except their internal adblocker likely doesn't use experimental APIs so you'd have to disable it adn use ABP anyway to take advantage of that.
It has NativeClient, although I'm not actually sure what it is.
NaCli is a way to run C/C++ within the browser. It's a Chromium feature.
I happen to prefer Iron simply because of this:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Google does not offer a similar version for Chrome. PortableApps, maybe, but you can't get a truly portable version of Chrome from Google.
It has its limitations & is a pain in the arse to update, which you have to after an upgrade (a disable UAC/restart the computer job) but IMHO it is a better adblocker than ABP with Chrome.
OK thanks. Ermm ... & that means what exactly?
Oh yeah, I forgot that Iron has a +GPU mode (beta) as well.
Yeah you need to get it from portableapps, though they update more quickly than SRIronware.
Unless they're making use of the experimental extensiosn API or providing one of their own (I don't think so) it is just as good/ exactly the same.
And no built in flash or pdf viewer.
Not sure what +GPU is but I assume it's just GPU acceleration in which case it's probably them giving a new name to what's already built in (there's beta GPU acceleration in Chromium.)
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