[SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Bulkley » 2018-04-18 19:44

The slimjet:config message is
This site can’t be reached
The web page at chrome://config/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
ERR_INVALID_URL


Slimjet must be a modified Chrome.

Edited to add: 7 Chromium Based Browsers With Extra Features Yes, Slimjet is a modified Chrome.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-18 20:39

Yes, and it's nice they also continue to offer a 32-bit version, unlike the Google.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Bulkley » 2018-04-18 22:28

I blanked the advertising New Tab, enlarged the font so I can now read this forum and made a few other adjustments. It looks like a good option for those who want to run Chrome in user space.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby HuangLao » 2018-04-19 00:06

ummm, did you read the comments on their page under download:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php

repeated problems with malware from their own download page/link, that doesn't speak too highly for the project.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby shep » 2018-04-19 23:15

Iridium is chromium with all the google stuff ripped out.. The developers have provided a Debian build
https://iridiumbrowser.de/downloads/debian

The Iridium developers have lost some enthusiasm, ?donations lagging?, and the Debian version is several months old

A fast browser that works great on forums is netsurf. It has rudimentary Javascript ie it will not do online banking. There is a fairly recent build in Stretch.https://packages.debian.org/stretch/netsurf
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby jibberjabber » 2018-04-20 02:49

Well, even though it says "solved", Dillo is also a pretty good browser,
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/dillo

I can't use Chrome nor Chromium, they just don't work on my system.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby pylkko » 2018-04-20 06:44

it's not surprising that slimjet is a modified chromium, most of the ligtweight alternative browsers are (Opera, Vivladi, Yandex, Cent, Torch, Comodo Dragon, Epic melt, and most (if not all) alternative, lightweight, privacy whatever browsers for Android, like opera mini, lightning, etc). They often are based on a really outdated chromium base code also.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Caluser2000 » 2018-04-24 23:55

I'd recommend Pale Moon. Works very well on this P4 box.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby HuangLao » 2018-04-25 01:47

Caluser2000 wrote:I'd recommend Pale Moon. Works very well on this P4 box.


FYI: https://malwaretips.com/threads/why-you ... isk.80211/
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-25 12:33

When it comes to browsers, you really don't want to use obscure ones. Staying current with security and general usability updates is mandatory in today's world.
Choice is simple for Linux users, it's either Chrome/Chromium or Firefox.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Bulkley » 2018-04-25 17:52

Wheelerof4te wrote:When it comes to browsers, you really don't want to use obscure ones. Staying current with security and general usability updates is mandatory in today's world.
Choice is simple for Linux users, it's either Chrome/Chromium or Firefox.


Mandatory may be too strong a word. Advisable might be better. Yeah, I know; it's a bit picky. The thing is I like to configure a browser to my needs. That includes the way it looks. I simply don't like Chromium. One can come up with long lists of pros and cons but i just don't like it. I presently use Waterfox which I have been able to manipulate more to my liking, not perfect but it's comfortable. Slimjet is faster, maybe the fastest I've ever used but I keep making mistakes with sloppy mouse strokes when using it; veto! The latest Firefox? Maybe but not yet.

BTW, on all browsers I would love to move the address bar back to the top of the page. I will never use an address bar for searching so I want it up and out of the way.
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Bulkley » 2018-04-25 21:36

Caluser2000 wrote:I'd recommend Pale Moon.


I like it and use it occasionally. Pale Moon is one of the more configurable browsers which makes it comfortable to use.

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Yes, the address bar is at the top where it belongs!
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Re: [SOLVED]Chromium is out-of-date

Postby Bulkley » 2018-05-02 00:33

Followup. By chance I found that running Slimjet in user-space doesn't work with Debian's kernel 4.9 as provided for Stretch. It does work with Liquorix kernels 4.14 and 4.15. I don't know why. I also don't know if this happens with other browsers.
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