Chromium by default?

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at
Tue Jun 1 13:05:00 UTC 2010

Richard Shaw wrote:

> 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]
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>> [3]
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>> [4]
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> 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
> occasionally.
> 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.
> Richard

Also, I find sometimes chrome sucks up all my memory and starts a swapping 

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