'SRWare Iron' OR 'K-MeleonCCF ME' browser?

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  1. Birdman

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    I've narrowed my choice to the following 2 browsers:

    SRWare Iron
    K-MeleonCCF ME


    I tried searching for "K-MeleonCCF ME" on this site and came up with virtually nothing.

    I'm using XP (sp3) with DSL (3008 down/512 up) with Ad Muncher. I'm just looking for a basic, light, FAST browser for just surfing the net. Don't care about extensions or anything like that.

    For anyone who knows anything about either of these browsers, please advise.
     
  2. Eice

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    Neither. Go with Google Chrome or IE8.

    Iron sounds like a good idea in theory, except that SRWare has the tendency to choose the buggiest Chromium builds ever to base Iron on. Their "stable" release refuses to load uxtheme.dll properly, and the 3.0.189 beta breaks extensions. Pretty poor judgment and/or lack of testing on their part, I'd stick to Chrome or Chromium if I were you.

    K-Meleon is... old. Does anyone have any idea why they're still using Gecko 1.8?
     
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    From where I can download stable build of chromium? Is chromium and google chrome same?
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Already have IE8, so I'm going to give Chrome other spin (especially since RoboForm announced that it will soon support the browser).

    Besides using Un-Chrome, is there anything else I need to do with Chrome (as it pertains to user ID and privacy concerns).....or does Un-Chrome take care of it all?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Eice

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    If you want my opinion: there's no need to subscribe the to the paranoia regarding Chrome's privacy issues. It's fine as it is. But then again, that's just me.
     
  9. Jo Ann

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    Eice, can the 'zoom-level' (webpage's font-size) be changed in Chrome now?
     
  10. Eice

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    Yes, but the default zoom for all pages cannot be set, nor will Chrome remember custom zoom settings for individual pages.

    A hodge-podge workaround for this would be to set a larger font size in Chrome.
     
  11. Aaron Here

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    As my vision is not nearly what it used to be, that's a serious deficiency (for me) with Google Chrome! :gack:

    Thanks to Jo Ann for asking, and to Eice for the knowledgeable feedback.
     
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    OK, thanks for all the input.

    Two Qs.

    1- Which one is better: Chromium or Google Chrome? and why?
    2- If you change local state ID in Chrome, it becomes same as chromium as far as privacy is concerned or not?

    Thanks a lot
     
  13. Eice

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    1. Chromium of course. Test drive the latest and greatest before everyone else. This is especially exciting given how rapidly Chrome/Chromium is evolving at the moment, for example the new new tab page layout, but then sometimes you wake up in the morning, fire up Chromium, and find some extremely irritating bugs in the newest build... do not use in mission-critical environments or you will cry.

    2. Yes.
     
  14. aigle

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    Thanks.

    Just to make sure Chromium also sends data to google just like google chrome or not? I mean if I use Chromium, do I need to change local state ID?

    Thanks
     
  15. Birdman

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    I'm looking to download Chrome, but not sure which version/build to install.

    Can someone recommend me the best version to d/l and install please.

    thx
     
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    http://www.cometbird.com/

    Try it...enjoy the speed. :thumb:
    Based on Mozilla..you'll find it strikingly similar to Firefox..just..FAST!
     
  17. Eice

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    You don't need to change anything, and it's silly to worry about it. Why all the paranoia?

    DISCLAIMER: My opinion only. :cautious:
     
  18. Criss

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    Wow, you all should try this. I just tried it and like it very much. :argh: :thumb:


    Thanks YeOldeStonecat for the link.:D
     
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