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01 November 2011 @ 05:05 pm
Browsers  
I finally got around to reinstalling Comodo anti-virus. I've been a bad, bad geek for far too long, running with no anti-virus. On the other hand, I'm a good enough geek to know where to go, where not to go, and how to watch out and keep my system clean, anyway. Still, it needed to be done. While doing so, I see that Comodo has their own browser (Comodo Dragon...no surprise, there). It's done off of Chromium, i.e. Google Chrome, which I've already been using for some time, now, but it's removed Chrome's continual desire to report back to Google all your searches, etc., and stepped up things like SSL certificate validation and better tracking blocking. Overall, it's Chrome with a little better privacy and security. Having a built-in "site inspector" at your beck and call (suspect there's malware on a site, or it's just suspicious? give it the URL, Comodo scans it) is an added bonus.

Anyway, giving it a whirl. So far, only two things of note. One, though it uses the same extensions, etc., I'm finding that GTools+ isn't saving settings in Dragon. Not sure why, yet, but this is minor at best. Also minor is that Chrome has a small wrench icon on the top right for getting to browser options and associated things, while Dragon has that icon on the top left. This is so minor as to be laughable, but i do keep going to the top right to look for it. Habit to break, is all.

If you like Chrome but want a little more privacy/security, check it out.
 
 
 
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on November 2nd, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
thanks :)
Jay Bohmerjaybohmer on November 2nd, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Interesting info. Please keep us posted. Also, is anyone using it for Facebook or game sites? any issues?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: To Do Listarchmage on November 2nd, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
FB has had no issue for me. I also play a flash game on freeonlinegames.com, and it has performed fine. In fact, I haven't found a site yet that has behaved any differently. Really, though, no surprise. It's just Chrome, with a couple small changes.