Friday, January 8, 2010

Google Chrome and SRWare Iron

The chrome browser from google is a fantastic product. It is fast , reliable and multi platform. However, privacy advocates are concerned about some data that chrome sends to google while we are browsing. SRware, a German company has recently released a recompiled version of chrome named Iron to address the privacy concerns. The important differences between iron and chrome are listed here.
You can try out Iron on Ubuntu. Click here for down loading the tar.gz file.
Unzip the file like this.

$ tar -xzvf iron-linux.tar.gz

The file will be unzipped to a folder name iron-linux . You can click on the iron binary inside this folder to launch iron. Or you can add the folder to the PATH environment variable and launch iron from the command line.

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