Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Pinga, Nov 12, 2010.
SRWare Iron 7.0.520.1
A nice fast browser.
Loads up and surfs faster than Opera 10.63 on Windows 7 for me.
Yes, we know that. Old news.
Not for everyone. It bears repeating.
Actually, this is just an update alert - not an invitation to recycle clichés.
Yeah, the alleged 'scam' *yawn* ...
I think the real reason the fanboys of other browsers reacted like they did to the scam nonsense is that Iron actually is the fastest browser in the West (North, East & South as well probably).
Anyway, back to planet reality, has anyone had a failure to launch problem with Iron on Win 7 64 bit?
Sometimes the cursor reacts as if the browser has opened, & it actually is in task manager, but not visible on the desktop. I normally end it in task manager. It doesn't happen a lot, but enough to be noticeable. I haven't seen this behaviour in 32 bit (Vista).
Hardly a cliche, just some facts. Which happen to be especially useful for Iron's intended target audience (people seeking to avoid Google's privacy intrusions) and help prevent them from being scammed.
I can totally understand why some fanboys would rather such facts not come to light though, but this is a security forum for dissemination of security news.
And getting back to reality ...
Has anyone launched the Iron GPU beta from the start menu?
Is this version also more secure than Chrome? I remember reading that the last version was. Any ideas? No news of regressions of any sort?
I haven't experienced that on W7 64 bit.
Yep, this is the fatest browser on the market actually, normal it's Dutch an it's strong
And for me it's safe.
It could be my platform but Chrome doesn't suffer from the same thing.
It certainly is the fastest browser on all three of my computers. In fact, it is the fastest & most responsive browser I have ever used. I wish they would concentrate on fixing the small bugs that seem to plague Iron though. If they could do that it really would be the best & safest browser on the market. I have been looking at a lot of other browsers & I think Firefox 4 may give it a good run for its money though.
Probably more secure!
Have you tried one of the recent Chromium builds? The one I'm using seems exceptionally speedy on my ancient box.
Actually I have never tried any Chromium build. I am quite tempted to have a look at Chromium though. Of late I have been testing a lot of browsers including the most recent Lunascape release (which eventually I uninstalled). The Iron guys have done a good job overall but it has always seemed to suffer from some small bugs. I suppose that can be said of any browser though. Perhaps they should concentrate on fixing those instead of zooming ahead with the + GPU beta. At least you can use Google Chrome extensions with Iron.
I doubt it. SRWare has shown either zero inclination or zero ability to fix bugs in the Chromium codebase so far (they're definitely not authorized to land code patches). All they've been doing so far is to pick a Chromium build and ship it with their minor modifications, and that's it.
You probably should be filing bugs to the Chromium project instead of hoping that SRWare will do anything about them.
I stopped using Iron...
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