Chromium by default?

kalinix calin.kalinix.cosma at
Tue Jun 1 15:05:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 16:34 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:
> > Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >
> >> I use both Firefox and
> >> Chromium, but it looks like most people would like to have just one.
> >
> > You seem to be making two assertions:
> I'm making much more that two but these aren't those ;)
> > 1. Most people don't want to be given a choice of browser.
> >
> I fail to see how we are not giving people choice?

In exactly the same way that a `giant IT company' (now you must see Dr.
Evil fingerquoting `giant laser') did when hardcoding IE into it's
supercalifragilisticexpialidocius (again Dr. Evil) `operating system'.
Just because Google use the force, err the open source, doesn't make it
Luke Skywalker. As a matter of fact, IMHO Google slowly become a
replacement for the `giant laser'.

> > 2. Most people prefer Chromium.
> Most of geeks that I talk to do, that is for sure? Have you talked to
> somebody who has used any one browser for last few years and
> discovered Chrome/ium in last few months? I have and they are all in
> high praise of Chrome/ium when comparing it to other browsers they
> have used.

As well as they praise Google Docs over Office, Google Calendar over
Exchange, a.s.o.
In fact, figures shows that Firefox kept it's market share for the last
6 months, while IE lost 1 percent each month for Chrome. So to speak,
Chrome users seems to be former MS users that just realized they could
brake out their M$ jail. And yes, this made them geeks. Sort of. :)

And oh, IE is still used by much more than 70 millions users. That
doesn't make it a rock solid browser.

> > I would guess that both of these assertions are false.
> > In any case you haven't given any reason for either.
> And you hold the key of ultimate truth? ;)

No, but you seems to hold this key, as you already proposed to remove
any other browser, but Chromium.

> None of us is right, and we can't know what is truth or false without
> some strong discussion.
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