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Comment Re:This is a story? (Score 1) 140

the number of people using Chrome on Vista may well be even less than Vista's marketshare

The most worthless statement I've seen today.

(Google would have those numbers, which we wouldn't).

Regarding desktop installs, Google has two main channels of getting that info. One is accessible to any webserver a chrome browser visits and the other other is an opt-in service. Both are easy to bypass/manipulate. In short, Google's metrics aren't much better than what a large site could garner or a collection of smaller sites and traffic could aggregate.

Comment Re:Not Open or Not Portable? (Score 0) 296

From my perspective, it's a nightmare to compile Chromium or Firefox on an unsupported platform. I run a small BSD project and keeping either of them working and recent is near impossible.

pkg install firefox
pkg install chromium

pkg upgrade firefox
pkg upgrade chromium

pkg's updated usually at least once weekly.

Comment Re:Not Open or Not Portable? (Score 1) 296

Aside from the billion or so sites which still use flash, black boxes like vsphere *require* flash to efficiently admin them.

The death of flash and java is about as relevant as the death of IPv4 or perl 5 or the life of Duke Nukem Forever and the Linux Desktop.

Tired of hearing about the death of flash and java since 2006. Can we wait till it actually arrives before we start the utopian admonishments?

Comment Back to FF (Score 5, Insightful) 296

I've used Chrome on BSD for years but recently moved back to FF. The main reason I moved in the first place is sync of personal data across instances. FF now has this.

Also Chromium isn't as open source friendly as one would think so it's feature set is largely reduced on BSD's. Now that they've removed the ability to run 32-bit NPAPI plugins, I can't use java/flash anymore either. Plus all the Chrome UI Nazi stuff was getting annoying like the malfunctioning middle click to paste. Chrome devs calling it a feature not a bug didn't help either. Regardless, things are good again in BSD w/ FF.

Comment Re:pfsense (Score 2, Informative) 403

The version of pf that ships with pfsense is positively ancient

FreeBSD's PF is essentially an actively maintained fork which doesn't follow the upstream closely anymore. It has its own set of functionality like being SMP and VIMAGE capable.

There is a good bit of misinformation on that page.

Intel CPUs are not defective, they just act that way. -- Henry Spencer