SarperAW wrote:I just have to sit back and laugh at the great 'FF vs. GC' debate, mainly due to the fact that they both are built on the same core: chrome. The mere differences in the two are derived from the various different core plugins that each use respectively.
I'm not even sure the chrome part in each respective browser is the same. Google chrome came from chromium which has the following browsers based on it: Flock, Google Chrome, Comodo Dragon, SRWare Iron, CoolNovo, RockMelt and Lunascape. Note the lack of firefox.
Where in firefox the chrome part is about the user interface elements outside
of the content window, with google the chromium part is more/also about the content window(by using webkit for htmlish things, which in turn is an apple fork of KHTML which was a KDE project).
So in my opinion, an IE vs chrome vs opera debate is far too limited as the respective chrome parts are totally different and even handle totally different parts. If I ware a guessing man I'd say that while browsing the firefox source code google thought that chrome was a pretty name.
And as to functionality, its not only about 'core plugins', for instance chromium has a built in flash player, pdf reader and update system. Where with firefox those are plugins.
In debian I use the updated version of iceweasel instead of the very old default one(from http://mozilla.debian.net/
I used to just compile it myself which even made the licence totally valid but that was a real pain to update all the time. (You can call it firefox aslong as you didn't edit the source and distributed it that way, which is what debian does)
I've only ever used konqueror for local files and to download firefox.