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Currently Ungoogled Chromium on Windows and Iceraven on Android.


How is ungoogled chromium compared to chrome? I'm currently using Librewolf (privacy firefox fork) and is going really well, so I just might consider using a bit of ungoogled chromium if it's as decent as chrome while still managing to maintain my privacy.
 
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How is ungoogled chromium compared to chrome? I'm currently using Librewolf (privacy firefox fork) and is going really well, so I just might consider using a bit of ungoogled chromium if it's as decent as chrome while still managing to maintain my privacy.
It's mostly the same as Chrome only (hopefully) more private and somewhat of a bitch to initially setup and update, but not really that bad. I ended up bookmarking the site with the precompiled versions as well as a Windows shortcut for where to put Widevine each time. You have to first install a plugin to use Chrome plugins lol. One of the unforseen benefits is that it seems to block ads on Hulu.

Conversely, I'm interested in trying out Librewolf now.
 

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It's mostly the same as Chrome only (hopefully) more private and somewhat of a bitch to initially setup and update, but not really that bad. I ended up bookmarking the site with the precompiled versions as well as a Windows shortcut for where to put Widevine each time. You have to first install a plugin to use Chrome plugins lol. One of the unforseen benefits is that it seems to block ads on Hulu.

Conversely, I'm interested in trying out Librewolf now.
Well I'm pleased to hear that the end result is worth it, even if the process can be a little tedious, although the part of

"One of the unforeseen benefits is that it seems to block ads on Hulu.", has me questioning, can't you do the same on ublock origin or ad-blocker plus?
Conversely, I'm interested in trying out Librewolf now.

Librewolf is a very good firefox fork, It's pretty much just firefox with easy installation except all of the privacy settings are configured and tightened so that you don't have to worry about adjusting settings, and for all intends and purposes it is the superior browser.

The only problems that I can think of at the top of my head is that it doesn't save passwords by default, so if you close and open back in the browser you have to sign into all of your accounts again, that and sometimes you come across with a warning of not accessing a https site, but even then you're allowed to "temporally disable" it to work.

So overall I would wholeheartedly recommend librewolf over base firefox (especially sense Firefox and meta are working together now....), and I'd like to try ungoogled chromium sometime, that's my thoughts.
 

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Well I'm pleased to hear that the end result is worth it, even if the process can be a little tedious, although the part of

"One of the unforeseen benefits is that it seems to block ads on Hulu.", has me questioning, can't you do the same on ublock origin or ad-blocker plus?


Librewolf is a very good firefox fork, It's pretty much just firefox with easy installation except all of the privacy settings are configured and tightened so that you don't have to worry about adjusting settings, and for all intends and purposes it is the superior browser.

The only problems that I can think of at the top of my head is that it doesn't save passwords by default, so if you close and open back in the browser you have to sign into all of your accounts again, that and sometimes you come across with a warning of not accessing a https site, but even then you're allowed to "temporally disable" it to work.

So overall I would wholeheartedly recommend librewolf over base firefox (especially sense Firefox and meta are working together now....), and I'd like to try ungoogled chromium sometime, that's my thoughts.
Blocking Hulu ads has always been pretty spotty. It normally detects adblockers and just shows a black screen with a message for the same duration as the ads. There are some custom filters floating around that are still hit and miss.

The security settings you described for Librewolf are the same way Ungoogled Chromium comes pre-configured as well.

I definitely no longer want any involvement with the official builds of either Chrome or Firefox. Brave is okay, I guess, but you're still dealing with yet another ad company and there's no plugin support for the mobile version.
 
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Switched to Brave on both PC and phone, it's WAY less resource intensive than Chrome, and that can save some battery life on phones.
Though i still use Chrome from time to time, since i have some bookmarks and links saved there, that are somewhat a mess for me to transfer or deal with at the moment.
 
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