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Windows 7: Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends

11 Dec 2011   #31

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Google Chrome is Crap. It cannot hold a candle to Firefox. Chrome Plus (and a few other Chrome based browsers as well as the original Chrome itself) does not suffer from the limitations and Googlised extras the Google Chrome has. I have tried them all and found Chrome Plus to be the best.

The thing is, Firefox has staying power no matter if they may lose some money. It's their own fault for relying on google so much but they did it because Google is Top Dog.

If Mozilla can renew the contract they should.. if Google isn't letting them (I am uncertain as to if this is the case or not) as to try to make Google Chrome look better then it's sad but they just have to keep broving they have a better product - Firefox will not lose google ranking or be downgraded by Google as long as the hits are there so in that respect they still win over Google chrome.

What we need to a more level playing field in search engines. Google should be dragged into court for the monopoly it is like Microsoft was and a new better search engine share some of the spoils of war.

I have noticed when searching on Google you do not get the most up to date websites for your hits, many times you get content that is several years old and this is the stuff in the top ranking. I would rather have the latest info at my fingertips first then the older info. This is a flaw in the search engines ranking abilities IMO - I know that it reflects (they say) the most hit on sites or (more likely) the sites that are using Google's web site promotion services but this is not fair IMO.

Gimme a new search engine that really brings you the most relevant data thats the most current and I will use and promote it instead.

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11 Dec 2011   #32

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Good info. Thanks for sharing.
http://build.chromium.org/f/chromium...Webkit_Latest/

I should add, if you experiment with the snap shots it's a good idea to use the win32 zip file instead of installer. Also make a back up of your Chromium settings folder and the folder with the chrome.exe. Especially if you go up a whole version number, it squawks if you try to back off to an older version by just copying back the exe folder. I have Chromium settings and exe backup folders for versions 16 17 and 18 just so I don't get stuck. It's only a few hundred MB to back them up.

Usually the browser itself acts ok but an extension might act flaky. Although I have had it happen that as soon as I type in the address bar it crashed!! But 2 folder copies and I'm right back to the previous version I was using.
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11 Dec 2011   #33

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Good info. Thanks for sharing.
Index of /f/chromium/snapshots/Win_Webkit_Latest

I should add, if you experiment with the snap shots it's a good idea to use the win32 zip file instead of installer. Also make a back up of your Chromium settings folder and the folder with the chrome.exe. Especially if you go up a whole version number, it squawks if you try to back off to an older version by just copying back the exe folder. I have Chromium settings and exe backup folders for versions 16 17 and 18 just so I don't get stuck. It's only a few hundred MB to back them up.

Usually the browser itself acts ok but an extension might act flaky. Although I have had it happen that as soon as I type in the address bar it crashed!! But 2 folder copies and I'm right back to the previous version I was using.
Appreciate the additional info. Sounds like a good plan.
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23 Dec 2011   #34

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Mozilla, Google Seal New Firefox Search Deal

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Mozilla and Google today said that they had struck a new search deal that will provide "significant revenue" to the maker of Firefox.

"We're pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google," Mozilla said today in a statement . "This new agreement extends our long-term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years."
Source

A Guy
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23 Dec 2011   #35

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

i noticed that something was up with google and firefox when i update and couldn't use the google toolbar anymore
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23 Dec 2011   #36

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They discontinued that in July. There is an alternative, can't speak to it's abilities as I'm almost 100% on Opera I think it will still work if you use the Add-on Compatibility Reporter addon. You might also try Googlebar Lite. I don't believe editing the Install.RDF file and the Toolbar.JS file method works any more.

A Guy
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23 Dec 2011   #37

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

nice just as good as the old google toolbar, used the 2nd option googlebar lite
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