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[solvet]nstall google chrome

Postby Sjaak Straver » 2020-02-03 17:26

Dear people,
I am new and I want to install google chrome. This works but is it safe? It is not in the original software list.
With best regards. Sjaak
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Re: install google chrome

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-02-03 18:55

it will be as safe as keeping your personal data private while using google search :wink:

What do you mean with safe? Securitywise, or from a stability point of view?
In both cases it is not recommended installing .deb files directly from unofficial sources, but in the end you will have to decide for yourself if it's worth it...
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Re: install google chrome

Postby arochester » 2020-02-03 19:19

The native Debian equivalent is Chromium.

Very similar. Accepts Chrome Extensions.
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Re: install google chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2020-02-03 19:55

As far as I know, Google may also restrict who is able to redistribute their packages. This may be a good thing, since that makes it harder for the bad guys to give you a bogus version, unless you routinely fell for those "update Flash Now to see this cool video!" malware tricks that used to be so prevalent.
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Re: install google chrome

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-02-04 13:35

arochester wrote:The native Debian equivalent is Chromium.

How does security patching work with chromium? It seems like the last security update contained the latest version of chromium.
I thought debian would provide security fixes on the current stable package and not provide a new package from upstream ....
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Re: install google chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2020-02-05 04:33

I think it turns out to be a lot less trouble to backport a new version then it is to refactor security fixes into the older code, but that's just my guess.
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Re: install google chrome

Postby Sjaak Straver » 2020-02-09 08:14

opgelost. bedankt voor de informatie

Met vriendelijke groet,
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Re: install google chrome

Postby Prairie » 2020-02-11 14:06

chromium = gratis (open source onderhoudt) maar lijkt weinig beveiligingsupdates te hebben.

chrome = niet-gratis (onderhoudt Google) maar meer beveiligingsupdates.
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Re: install google chrome

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-02-11 19:59

Please provide translations for the other forum members:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10653

The language on this board is primarily English but we do not exclude people with little or no English. When replying to posts in other languages please include an English translation. It's a good idea to help non-English speakers find resources in their language.
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