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    Default Opinions about Chrome?

    Is it worth the install? Does it cause problems with Leap, or is it generally okay?

    First of all, I downloaded the rpm (google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm) from google, and right clicked / open with / install software. Something happened, but the window which opened closed again and whatever process happened it happened to fast to read.

    And I don't know how to find whether the app actually got installed. In Yast the package / repo terminology isn't newbie friendly and I can't find a simple way to find whether the browser was or was not installed. Any help appreciated.

    Second, while I have a google account and would like to use it both in Leap and Android, I'm not sure how much I need to run Chrome to do so. I have Firefox and Konqueror. Is there anything I really need Chrome for? Netflix? What are the advantages (if any) over Chromium? Thanks.

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    I've never tried Chrome -- well, I do use it on my cell phone.

    I have "chromium" installed. Thus far, I have not run into anything where that doesn't work. Hmm, I also have "chromium-ffmpeg-extra", "chromium-widevinecdm" and "flash-player-ppapi" installed. Those might be needed with "chromium".

    As far as I know, the main difference has to do with DRM stuff. You might need "chrome" if you are using "netflix" on your computer.

    If Chrome actually installed, you can probably find it in menus. If it did not install, then maybe start with "chromium", and wait until you run into something that doesn't work.
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    On 06/22/2017 12:06 AM, nrickert wrote:
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    > I've never tried Chrome -- well, I do use it on my cell phone.
    >
    > I have "chromium" installed. Thus far, I have not run into anything
    > where that doesn't work. Hmm, I also have "chromium-ffmpeg-extra",
    > "chromium-widevinecdm" and "flash-player-ppapi" installed. Those might
    > be needed with "chromium".
    >
    > As far as I know, the main difference has to do with DRM stuff. You
    > might need "chrome" if you are using "netflix" on your computer.
    >
    > If Chrome actually installed, you can probably find it in menus. If it
    > did not install, then maybe start with "chromium", and wait until you
    > run into something that doesn't work.
    >
    >


    In a terminal window:

    code:

    zypper se -i chrome

    ********************

    Will show if chrome or chromium are installed.

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    Default Re: Opinions about Chrome?

    You should install using zypper, and when you're prompted to ignore the internal certificate requirement.

    For many years now,
    the Google Chrome browser has had this bug, which installs a dependency with a signed certificate.
    The RPM itself does not install or include the certificate, so by default the install will fail.

    Elsewhere in a thread in this Forum someone posted how to obtain and install the certificate, but I just instruct the install to ignore the cert verification requirement.

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    On Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:06:02 +0000, dcnblues wrote:

    > Is it worth the install? Does it cause problems with Leap, or is it
    > generally okay?


    I use it on Leap every day. No problems.

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    Default Re: Opinions about Chrome?

    I was using Chrome for a long time. Switched to Chromium a couple of weeks ago. I can't see a reason to favour one more than the other. I can't be bothered switching back to Chrome from Chromium.


    Verdict: they're equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I've never tried Chrome -- well, I do use it on my cell phone.

    I have "chromium" installed. Thus far, I have not run into anything where that doesn't work. Hmm, I also have "chromium-ffmpeg-extra", "chromium-widevinecdm" and "flash-player-ppapi" installed. Those might be needed with "chromium".

    As far as I know, the main difference has to do with DRM stuff. You might need "chrome" if you are using "netflix" on your computer.

    If Chrome actually installed, you can probably find it in menus. If it did not install, then maybe start with "chromium", and wait until you run into something that doesn't work.
    I watch Netflix in Chromium. Different country perhaps.
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    Default Re: Opinions about Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    I was using Chrome for a long time. Switched to Chromium a couple of weeks ago. I can't see a reason to favour one more than the other. I can't be bothered switching back to Chrome from Chromium.


    Verdict: they're equal.
    Main reason why you can't use Chromium in place of Chrome are 3rd party plugins, particularly those that implement some form of 3rd party authentication. The browser plugin APIs for Chrome are different and support proprietary functionality in Chrome.

    Thing to remember is that Chrome existed before Chromium (and Canary).
    Alphabet/Google finds it useful to leverage free community support for the main parts of the browser but on its own implements a number of proprietary enhancements.

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    in the past google was the one developing pepper-flash it would seam adobe got it's product back and is now keeping it up to date so that's one benefit lost
    google has had a few hickups with chrome (like the OK google plugin)
    the latest bad decision by google is to bundle code that breaks ad blockers, this might be a good reason to drop chrome that code might be in chromium but I doubt google would let the community see one of it's future revenue sourcess
    some info
    Google Launches ‘Funding Choices’ Ad Blocker Option

    Building a better web for everyone

    basically google is going to demand money from people using ad blockers, the benefit and/or social consequence of ad blockers aside using mafia tactics by one of the worlds largest corporations is scary and might be a good reason to move to Firefox or SeaMonkey I'm not putting opera and vivaldi as a choice because it would seam opera was sold to a Chinese cooperation (I'm not sure what opera's future will be) also both opera and vivaldy use chrome's blink rendering engine so the pay to play code would most likely be bundled in these browsers too.
    Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

    as things stand a Mozilla based browser is the only choice for freedom on the web
    afiak since Firefox 51 Mozilla has bundled google's Widevine CDM plugin and drm'ed html5 content should be playable if you have the restricted codecs from packman (I've not tried this)
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    in the past google was the one developing pepper-flash it would seam adobe got it's product back and is now keeping it up to date so that's one benefit lost
    google has had a few hickups with chrome (like the OK google plugin)
    the latest bad decision by google is to bundle code that breaks ad blockers, this might be a good reason to drop chrome that code might be in chromium but I doubt google would let the community see one of it's future revenue sourcess
    some info
    Google Launches ‘Funding Choices’ Ad Blocker Option

    Building a better web for everyone

    basically google is going to demand money from people using ad blockers, the benefit and/or social consequence of ad blockers aside using mafia tactics by one of the worlds largest corporations is scary and might be a good reason to move to Firefox or SeaMonkey I'm not putting opera and vivaldi as a choice because it would seam opera was sold to a Chinese cooperation (I'm not sure what opera's future will be) also both opera and vivaldy use chrome's blink rendering engine so the pay to play code would most likely be bundled in these browsers too.
    Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

    as things stand a Mozilla based browser is the only choice for freedom on the web
    afiak since Firefox 51 Mozilla has bundled google's Widevine CDM plugin and drm'ed html5 content should be playable if you have the restricted codecs from packman (I've not tried this)
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm
    I had no idea that "browsers" involves such complex social issues. I think I need a coffee and a think about what browser to use.

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