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Windows 7: Make Firefox 3 a Google Chrome Clone

24 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 (7000) public beta
Make Firefox 3 a Google Chrome Clone

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DL.TV's Scott Asnault shows you what Firefox extentions you need to reskin Firefox 3 to look like Google Chrome.
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26 Nov 2008   #2


For those who do not know, there is a Google Chrome knockoff- well, actually, it is a real browser, but it has all the Google sniffing crap removed.

It is called, appropriately enough, SRWare Iron - The Browser of the Future
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26 Nov 2008   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi John,

I'm trying it now. Strangely, it crashed when I first ran it. The second time I opened it up , it was fine.

Really fast - and without all that google tracking junk.


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27 Nov 2008   #4

Windows 7 (7000) public beta

Did you download the ad blocker component for Iron (On their site.)? As Google are ad revenue driven, they are unlikely ever to put an ad blocker in Chrome..:)

I like Firefox (present 3.0.4) as it's a much more rich environment, however for me, the tabs at the top in Chrome are a much better idea.
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28 Nov 2008   #5


I prefer Fx as well, but everywhere that I see someone trying Chrome I make it a point to mention Iron.

Currently, I have Fx 3.1 b1 installed as it is a lot faster than 3.0.x and (on my machine) a lot more stable. And, as soon as Adobe finally releases Flash player (and, hopefully, Shockwave player) for x64 browsers, I am making the move to all x64 browsers.
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03 Dec 2008   #6

Vista Ultimate 64

Ouch. Thats gonna hinder Google Chromes success. I think its a neat browser. I like the features, and the open source nature of it, but I do not like the bugs. The thing is riddled with bugs. Chrome that is, of course. (Beta)
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