Chromium by default?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Tue Jun 1 12:55:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Valent Turkovic
<valent.turkovic at> wrote:
> In the latest release [1] of Community Fedora Remix (yes, we are
> looking for a new name [2]) some flack we got was due to having
> duplicate apps; two browsers and two email clients.
> How about switching to Chromium only in our next release?
> Are there some pitfalls that would prevents us from doing so? The
> biggest issue currently is that Chromium is still not in Fedora repos
> (read why [3]) but Tom releases great quality packages and all his
> releases were rock solid so far.
> Chrome/Chromium browser has more than 70 million users[3], much more
> than Fedora itself, for me that proves it is a good and stable
> browser. I have been using latest versions of Chromium for past few
> months, and I have great experience with it. I use both Firefox and
> Chromium, but it looks like most people would like to have just one.
> Please post your comments here or in our mailing list and cast your
> vote here:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]

I pretty much use Chrome (from the google64 yum repo) on my desktops
exclusively. I like the minimal interface and fast loading (even on my
old EEEPC 701). There are only three reasons I switch back to firefox

1. There are some very rare instances where chrome fails to load a
page (or load it properly).
2. The rare occasion I need to use a plugin (addin) that is only
available on firefox.
3. Chrome seems to have trouble printing frequently. Some image
objects don't render correctly and the page is often "shrunk". This
may not be a systemic problem but just one I have observed.


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