>>46857539 Firefox Developer Edition also updates every single fucking time you start it up. I don't know why you'd complain about that, though. These alpha channel releases are not meant to be used for normal browsing chores but for developers to preview and test upcoming features.
Still amazes me how people argue "muh botnet" is a good reason not to use Google Chrome. How naïve can you be to believe whoever's spying on you (the NSA, the reptilians or whatever the fuck you believe) doesn't have 10 million other ways to get at you that don't even involve sifting through Google's data banks. Sigh...
It's certainly not the fastest browser, but it's more lightweight. Pale Moon strips out useless features like parental controls, so it's less bloated. My installation uses maybe 200 MB of memory at most with several tabs open.
Just bear in mind that Firefox and its derivatives use a custom XUL interface instead of any kind of native API. FF's start up time is always going to be a bit slower than other browsers.
Certainly not any of the mainline browsers like Chrome or Firefox. If you want to get technical, there are several (somewhat) obscure browsers that are designed specifically for performance, such as Dillo. They don't always have rich features or even support all modern Web standards.
Maybe you need to be more specific about *what* you want from a browser, performance aside. You'll have to make some compromises one way or another.
>>46857728 Google Chrome is pretty damn fast. Especially when it obtains full support for HTTP 2.0, which might still take a while, although Chrome has been doing it already in some way through SPDY. But Firefox is pretty fast too.
Is Chromium the least botnet Chrom* browser? I like the way it works more than Firefox.
But if all I'm doing in the browser is email, Youtube/streaming, 4chan and porn/hentai then why should I give a fuck if Google knows I'm jacking it? They can assume I'm jacking it anyway since I'm male and also on 4chan.
I'm not planning on running for office anytime soon, or becoming CEO of a massive corporation, so why should I worried about any potential dirt that can be used against me? And even then, it would just come down to "Anon jacked it to tentacle rape a few times, don't vote for him!" Big deal.
>>46857884 >who says they do? Each way that you take away from them makes it harder and harder for them to record what you are doing?
And you believe that, I take it. "Yeah, we know we've been kinda naughty lately but now we have really changed, guys, believe us, we're totally not spying on you anymore! You know all your government records, social security number, current address, past and current jobs, health insurance, that's all in the past now." - Signed, your friends from the NSA.
>who cares if it's fast? It's still botnet and has draconian policies for their add-ons. Then get Firefox, or whatever man, I don't even care. I don't give a flying fuck if they know I jerk off everyday at 3pm to furry porn or that I bought a ThinkPad off Amazon the other day. I have nothing to hide and the possibility that they're spying on me, like you say, doesn't really have a negative impact on my life. I'm not going to stop using a browser which is fully HTML5-compliant, has the latest and fastest JS engines, adheres (and pioneers) to the latest Internet standards like HTTP 2, just because a bunch of tinfoil neckbeards say so.
>>46857935 Barely. The main differences between Chromium and Chrome is the branding (icon colours and name) and the fact that Chrome comes with a built-in PDF reader and Flash player (pepper) and Chromium doesn't.
Since pepper, the PDF reader and some other components in Chrome are closed source no one knows what they really do. On the other hand, since Chromium's source is completely open, there's less room to inject backdoors or any other data collecting parasites.
But both browsers still send a lot of usage and browsing data to Google's servers so at the end it's all the same.
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