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Peppermint ice being a cloud based linux distribution and chromium being the open source development version of google chrome.

I love chromium and would not return to any other browser now. (I have opera as 2nd browser for testing)

As I intended and as I have been doing for months now `Bye Bye Microsoft and bye bye bloatware.

Hi duncan,

Here is an article by Peppermintos.com about Peppermint-ice:

"Peppermint Ice: Faster Lighter & Aiming for the Clouds"

http://peppermintos....for-the-clouds/

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi duncan,

Here is an article by Peppermintos.com about Peppermint-ice:

"Peppermint Ice: Faster Lighter & Aiming for the Clouds"

http://peppermintos....for-the-clouds/

Here is an article by Peppermintos.com about Downloading:

"Download Peppermint"

http://peppermintos.com/download/

Here is a review of Linux Reviews by Desktoplinuxreviews.com:

"Desktop Linux Reviews"

http://desktoplinuxr...peppermint-ice/

Here is a Video by YouTube.com about Peppermint:

"Pastelinux: Peppermint Ice OS Released Lets Review it!" Enjoy!

Here is a Video by YouTube about Peppermint Ice OS:

"Peppermint Ice OS: Tiny Linux in the Cloud" Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=tQ0C44i7wFg

Here is a review by Linuxuser.co.uk about Peppermint Ice:

"Peppermint Ice review "

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/peppermint-ice-review/

Cheers,

sweidre

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Yes sweidre, It's not a big player but there is quite a bit of information re/ peppermint.

Nothing is easier than a clean install of linux, it looks at all your system and adapts itself to it.

You may have graphic card issues if you are using a certain cards, you can check first.

Best to start on a spare hd, then you still have all your usual stuff to fall back on.

 

 

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Hi, here is an article by TechRepublic.com about Operating Systems of Apple, Google & Microsoft:

"Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all evil but we're okay with that"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/apple-google-and-microsoft-are-all-evil-but-were-okay-with-that/4426?tag=nl.e098

Cheers,

sweidre

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CNET sent me a email notice yesterday that Firefox had released version 5 to the public. Plus I just got a popup within the browser informing me of version 5. Talk about a quick secession of new releasesl A few of my add-ons from the previous version never got updated! I read they worked on and fixed a number of performance and stability issues with this version and there are supposed to be many improvements. Although I generally don't use toolbars, a number of toolbars and what Mozilla considers performance robbing add-ons, and there are quite a few, will no longer work with version 5. With all that tweaking comes a lot of changes I bet. It goes without saying that all my customizations (add-ons, themes, plug-ins & tweaks) will go by the wayside if I install 5 right now. So like I did with version 4 I think I'll wait a few weeks for, hopefully, most of my add-ons will have updated by then. I am looking forward to trying it though.

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When using FF4 I was today offered to upgrade to FF5, but 2 extensions were missing, whereof PlainOldFavorites (in sync with IE Favorites) , a must-have for me! (I have deleted the field "Bookmarks" for good!). So I have to keep FF4 until PlainOldFavorites has been developed in FF5! It is a pity, because it is said that FF5 has now a real fast startup!

Hi Ritchie,

I saw yesterday, that PlainOldFavorites were developed for FF5, so I upgraded from FF4 to FF5 without any problems. In fact FF4 & FF5 look very similar. I noticed

an improvement in stability, but not in startup time. (Maybe, I have selected one or several extensions slowing down the startup time.) Of all my security extensions I have got the most, but FEBE is still missing (for backup of the whole FF or selected parts thereof.) But if FF5 will keep its stability, FEBE will maybe not be needed. On this thread I have posted a long CNET article of FF5. I remember, it was mentioned therein, that FF4 & FF5 have similar appearance, but under the hood FF5 have many improvements. I will study that long article more closely now, because the startup time of FF5 should be only seconds instead of minutes in FF4. Then I hope, that CallingID LinkAdvisor & McAfee LinkAdvisor will be added to FF5. In older versions of FF they were both there. Then I looked thru the total list of extensions, and there were many (maybe 50%) of the extensions not yet available for FF5. ( But with a few missing only for me, I think I can live with FF5!)

Cheers,

sweidre

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Yeah Sweidre, that's what their claiming! That the startup, general speed and stability of the browser has been significantly improved with 5! I almost want to install it now just to see for myself! Who knows. May be I'll change my mind and install sooner. Well, gotta go. We're about to get nailed by a bad thunderstorm and I hear thunder so I better tun this thing off!

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Yeah Sweidre, that's what their claiming! That the startup, general speed and stability of the browser has been significantly improved with 5! I almost want to install it now just to see for myself! Who knows. May be I'll change my mind and install sooner. Well, gotta go. We're about to get nailed by a bad thunderstorm and I hear thunder so I better tun this thing off!

Yep! Shutdown your computer during thunderstorm, even if it is far away! The electricity can suddenly be cut off! Regarding FF5, I have to wait for PlainOldFavorites!

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is an article by ZDNET.com about the enterprise hostility of Mozilla:

"Will Mozilla's enterprise-hostile support policy boost IE's share?"

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/will-mozillas-enterprise-hostile-support-policy-boost-ies-share/9815?tag=nl.e019

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here an article with diagram by NEWS.CNET.com about main browsers used:

"Chrome rises at IE's expense; iPad makes a showing"

http://news.cnet.com...rb_content;main

The diagram shows Worldwide Browser Percentage from Oct. 2009 to June 2011:

IE & FF are decreasing, while Chrome & Safari are increasing.

Cheers,

sweidre

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I just read a CNET article that Google's Chrome cloud based operating system has a security vulnerability that was discovered by a White Hat researcher named Matt Johansen. A hacker could use this vulnerability to steal data when the OS connects to the cloud instead of digging into one's hard drive which is the usual way hackers obtain personal data. Here is the CNET article. Click here.

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I just installed the public release of Firefox 6. Minimal cosmetic changes so no big change there. Only one of my add-ons was deemed incompatible with this version and was thus disabled. Unfortunately it's one of the security add-ons that I used called Search Engine Security which protected against Blackhat SEO exploits. The main changes to version 6 are better integration and sync tools for web developers. Fixed a number of stability and performance issues and a slight improvement in memory usage. Better HTML5 support. Mozilla says that version 7, due out in the next 6 week cycle, will address the memory consumption issue by reducing the amount of RAM required and also fixed the issue of RAM usage increasing over time. Let's hope this next version fixes the memory problem for good. That's been a thorn in Firefox's side for some time.

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Just two days after releasing Firefox 6 Mozilla has released the beta version of Firefox 7. Mozilla is adamant about keeping the six week release cycle going although some grumbling has been heard. Mainly from add-on developers who claim it's difficult to keep their add-ons up to date and compatible with the current released version.

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Hi,

My update to FF6 last night was done without any problems. Two extensions were not developed, but I was just to uninstall these two anyhow, so I do not miss any extensions at all this time! The race between FF & Chrome is interesting, but I think, that FF will be number one at the end!

1. Speed

I think, that soon the speed of FF will reach the speed of Chrome.

2. Extensions

Many of the extensions of Chrome are similar to those of FF but not so well developed. Regarding extensions FF will stand as the outstanding winner.

3. Security

Here is a problem for both! Both browsers are using mainly 3rd party extensions, that can lead to security/privacy leakage. I hope both browsers will address security first of all now!

Cheers,

sweidre

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So true Sweidre. Security should be one of the top priorities for a browser developer to maintain. That's one of the reasons I chose to start using Firefox in the first place. It was much more secure than Internet Explorer 8 at that time. Microsoft has improved things, security wise, with the release of IE9 however.

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So far this month I have received two security and stability related updates for Firefox 6. The latest build (6.02) I tried to install when the update popup occurred while using the browser. Things did not go well. It did not install properly. After the re-start I got an error message saying a .dll file was missing and I needed to re-install. I used Internet Explorer, lol, to download the latest installer since Firefox would not load without the .dll file. Having a second browser came in handy this time. Ran the 6.02 installer and that corrected the problem. More fun with Firefox! Sweidre, here's an add-on you might want to take a look at. It's called StatusbarEx. It provides you with detailed information on FF's CPU and memory usage. It can also inform you of the total system CPU usage and network speed too. It installs on the Add-on Bar. I installed it to compare this version to the next 7 build which, Mozilla claims, will significantly improve memory usage. We will see.

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After the re-start I got an error message saying a .dll file was missing and I needed to re-install.

Hi Richie,

My FF6.0.1 was updated to FF6.0.2 without any problems (no missing .dll! Maybe any bugs are already fixed, when the Swedish version becomes available!?) StatusbarEx is a very useful extension (I had to clean up the Statusbar, because it was already full with excess info!) Cheers, sweidre

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