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#1 OFFLINE   sunrat

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

https://blog.cryptog...ref=producthunt

This is not a brand new development, but the interwebz are still abuzz with dismay at Google's removal of the optional login to your Google account when using Chrome. It now can log you in automatically. Google responded quickly to the flood of complaints and introduced a toggle setting to disable automatic login shortly after the above article was written.
https://www.theverge...hanges-feedback

It still brings into question what other hooks Chrome has and what you can do about it. I was prompted to investigate this by mention of Ungoogled Chrome browser in another forum. This claims to remove all Google hooks and add a number of other useful privacy features.

More details and Github downloads:- https://github.com/E...oogled-chromium
Community built binaries:- https://ungoogled-so...omium-binaries/
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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

I used to like Chromium/Chrome. Unfortunately, for about 3 years now, no Chrome/Chromium will not build/run on my Slackware system. So, I haven't used Chrome for quite some time. I could probably get it to work if I'd upgrade to Slack 14.2, but I'm lazy and am still running 14.1. I'll eventually have to upgrade, I guess, because FF is now too old in ESR for 14.1. It doesn't handle HTML5 vids too well.

Linux seems to be running out of decent browsers nowadays. I can't use Opera because it's now based on Chrome. I still have Seamonkey on my system, but it's REALLY dated. Guess I'm going to be stuck with FF forever.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:39 PM

Chrome comes on android devices. I own three but one of the first things I do is install another browser. Fortunately two of the devices are Samsung and the Samsung browser is on the devices. It isn't a bad browser.

I do have Chrome portable https://portableapps...497.92-released
on a USB stick because I needed to download something on a Windows computer and the only browser that the site would accept was chrome. I refuse to install it on any Windows computers.

This is for Eric
https://www.slant.co...wsers-for-linux
perhaps you'll find something in that list.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

This script will fetch the latest vivaldi browser and turn it into a Slackware package:

https://gist.github....fcc883542ff7ace

ruario over at LQ seves this up. It is also in his sig line for other options besides Slackware.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

This is the entire thread if you want to read up on vivaldi:

https://www.linuxque...ver-4175643177/

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

Yup. Familiar with all those browsers. Sadly, none have the features of Firefox. I would miss my addons and extensions terribly. I've gotten use to them over the years. At least with Chrome/Chromium, I was able to find replacements for my favorite FF addons/extensions. Most of those other browsers offer nothing even close. Also, I can't use Opera or Vivaldi because they're based on Chrome/Chromium. I cannot build/compile anything on my Slack 14.1 that is Chrome/Chromium based. It will not run at all on my system. This is the reason I had to give up Chromium a few years ago.

I'm stuck with an old, obsolete FF and Seamonkey these days. :(
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:12 AM

I have ran Slackware64-current since the first day it became available, so I am familiar with frequent build/compile problems. These are generally cleared up in days. Actually, I have a clean install of Slackware64-current in VBox. I do all builds there anymore, along with upgrades. Easier to fix VBox, or blow it away if I really screw it up. Also, there are two partitions on my 2tb drive with Slackware64-current. One is the old one that I keep until time for a clean install. Then I just copy over stuff I need from personal folders in Home. I've only done a clean install once in the last seven years.

You are not stuck with anything. Take the plunge. :)

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:38 AM

Yup. This current 14.1/64 Slack that's on this system was a fresh install from when I built the system back in '13. Originally, I installed 14.2, but removed it because ALSA was no longer used (PulseAudio nowadays). I much prefer ALSA. I'll have to upgrade eventually. I'm just not up to it right now. Even though initial install is relatively easy, the additional SlackBuilds and customizing takes me days to accomplish afterwards. In my younger days, I'd stay up 24 hours or so with lots of coffee and get it all done and debugged. Nowadays, I'm too old for that schit.

I'm waiting for Slack 15. ;)
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:46 AM

I remember when alsa first hit the scene. I continued to use oss until there was simply no other choice. I didn't even quiver over it this time. Not being a true audiophile, there is absolutely no reason to to fret over the change. However, current does have an alsa only solution.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

I had to install Chrome yesterday as I couldn't get a vital Tampermonkey script which I use for Ingress to function properly in Chromium. I used the script successfully in Chromium a couple of months ago. Different versions of both. I hate it when that happens. :'(
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