Chrome is winning

Discussion in 'Technical Corner' started by Skyrys62, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Skyrys62

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    Finally happening looks like.
    Not huge news, but will possibly make things better from a compatibility standpoint moving forward. We run into a lot of software vendor hassles now, due to one supporting IE only, the other Chrome only, and most of the government websites lagging behind by a few versions/new standards. So we have to run multiple browsers on our clients. Patch patch patch..
    Firefox is really the only 'major' player left now for the most part, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it die out over the years.
    Hopefully this will help the government find some direction to move toward and get things updated. Wishful thinking probably, but never know.


    https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/4/18125238/microsoft-chrome-browser-windows-10-edge-chromium
     
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    Keep in mind this only impacts EDGE. IE is still the second most popular browser today and FireFox is third. IE is still extensively used inside corporations due to ActiveX, which allows companies to leverage decades of investment in Visual Basic. I don’t see this changing anytime soon. I bet you never actually had to worry about EDGE updates since nobody was using it - but that’s not the same as IE.
     
  3. Skyrys62

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    Yeah, IE is what the government insists on a lot of times. Not sure why they can't move toward a newer more secure standard. Hoping that this 'merge' so to speak, will give them a direction to aim for.
    As I said, wishful thinking probably..
     
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    What about the privacy/security issues with google based software?
     
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    If you want to get our CIO apoplectic, mention how the US Government requires OLD versions of IE for some things. We have to maintain VMs of older version that we use to interact with government web sites. The users start them up, do their thing and shut them down at which point they revert to their "clean" state. It's aout the only way we can keep them secure since, especially older versions, IE has so many security holes in it.
     
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    Now if they just fix NMCI.
     
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    What about them? I'm not saying google is issue free...All of them have issues. I'd just rather deal with fewer of the products, and again hopefully see a more collective effort to standardize.
     
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    RJM62 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Standards are fine. Standardizing around spyware, not so much.

    That being said, Microsoft will be using Chromium, not Chrome. Chromium is open-source, so MS can remove any foul, lingering skid marks of Google's spyware that they might find -- and undoubtedly replace it with spyware of their own.

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    :D As much as I welcome less IE/Trident in my life, I feel like Safari is slowly taking IE's place as "most annoying browser I have to code for"
     
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    Well to my point...less browsers to deal with are better when you have hundreds of devices to deal with, and multiple versions of software from different vendors
    If the spyware is going to be there... It's going to be there. I can't stop it. More browsers with more versions of spyware doesn't help me at all. Less versions do.
     
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    This is a few years old now, but still pretty accurate ...

    comparison.jpg
     
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    That visual comparison is still quite accurate, though Opera seems to have mostly vanished.

    Waterfox, built on Firefox base but without all the crap, is relatively new and boasts improved security.

    https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/
     
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