Since installing Chromium from the build service, I’ve been very impressed with this browser. It’s fast and has that nice minimalistic feel to it (only the necessary things are right in front of you, all other stuff is only there when you need it).
The problem is that it’s still an experimental browser on Linux: flash isn’t supported, for example. We need to put some weight behind this.
I created a new feature request on openFATE - if you feel this browser should be a part of the next release 11.3, please head over and support the cause:
Actually flash is supported, try starting it with ‘chromium --enable-plugins --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions’ and you’ll get some extra functionality
and “the Google Chromium browser is taking over most Windows users desktops. Why?” is quite the overstatement. It’s market share is still quite small (it’s about as big as Safaris market share, slightly bigger than Operas - all of this is peanuts compared to IE/Firefox). Also note that the majority of its users are ex-Internet Explorer users and not ex-Firefox users which seems to indicate most people are satisfied with it.
Still its speed is interesting, especially considering the Linux Firefox version is slower than its windows counterpart (Firefox under wine is faster than the native version).
I would definitely prefer Chromium was a part of openSUSE, I use it 99% of the time, the only time I don’t use it is to log on to my university’s wireless internet; I have to log in using Firefox, then I close Firefox and use Chromium for all of my web browsing.
If the log in problem didn’t exist I wouldn’t even have Firefox on my laptop.
…and “the Google Chromium browser is taking over most Windows users desktops. Why?” is quite the overstatement. It’s market share is still quite small
True, but then again, I did not say “has taken over”, but “is taking over”. Point taken, though.
Thanks for the tip on enabling plugins.