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Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)

A web browser by Google, designed to be fast and perfectly willing to sacrifice features.

I'm only using this for compatibility.

  • Properly titled Google Chrome
  • Other browsers are built with some of Chrome's open source components:

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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)

A web browser compiled from the released source of Google Chrome.

It's simplicity is overdone to the point of losing functionality. Some of its preferences are so wrong that I can't use it, and because it's inflexible I can't fix their mistakes.

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Google's informal motto is/was don't be evil. They claimed to be pretty good guys.

However, Google has (as I figured) very obviously become Evil. Tracking.. hell, building activity webs. Why do you think they have all kinds of web developer services like captcha. They get to see who uses them.

So since they're evil, I'll stop using Google Search.

Instead, I'll use DuckDuckGo. They claim to be pretty good guys.

Hey wait.

Google nukes meta search engines >

Since Radar magazine doesn't have it anymore ( archive), and Scroogle isn't showing it, here is the short story which inspired Scroogle:

This short story was published in the October 2007 issue of Radar magazine. This story is copyrighted Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC-BY-NC-SA) There is also a list of translations of this story. I don't know how many of those links are still good. Use if something's gone missing.

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update: Google Advertising Opt-Out add-on: updated for Firefox 3.5[unknown prefix: Google Advertising Opt-Out add-on]

Did you know about this? I didn't.  Thanks to some random surfing and an EFF post, I just learned of it.

With this browser plugin you can permanently opt out of the DoubleClick cookie, which is an advertising cookie that Google uses. The plugin lets you keep your opt-out status for this browser even when you clear all cookies.

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