laserblazer (21st October 2012)
If you are going to be using Google Apps then Chrome is the best as it is written for it despite being standards based. IE9 and 10 are much better than 8 but if you are stuck with XP then FF LTE or Chrome Corp are ok alternatives. If you are going GAPS then may as well get the whole Google stack so that it all works the way is it supposed to with all the optimisations for their own apps built in.
laserblazer (21st October 2012)
For security wouldn't the Comodo variant of Chrome be the better choice?
This will ensure that users who accidentally view Google's website through Internet Explorer won't get a sub-par experience.
Dragon Browser on Wikipedia, personally I wouldn't bother.
Since their browser is based on Chromium (instead of Chrome), you lose out on a significant number of useful features.
I would say that last point is reason enough not to bother.In addition, the following Google Chrome features are removed or disabled in Dragon:
- Automatic access to Google search on startup for users with Google as default search engine
- Google-hosted error pages when a server is not present
- Automatic address bar search suggestions
- Bug tracking system, which sends information about crashes or errors
- Built-in PDF viewer and Adobe Flash Player which is sandboxed.
- Google Native Client (NaCl) support
- H.264 codec
- Google Safe Browsing which blocks malicious and phishing sites.
- Google Online Documents which can open many file types without having to download them to your system.
- Google Translate which can automatically translate webpages.
- Google Chrome is always based on the stable release of the open-source Chromium (web browser) core whereas Comodo Dragon is sometimes based on the beta releases.
- Google Chrome is the first Chromium (web browser) to receive the latest updates and patches for vulnerabilities whereas other Chromium (web browser) browsers (like Comodo Dragon) have to wait for the open-source code releases and develop a new version of their product. Based on the time it takes for a new version to be released with the latest updates and patches, other Chromium (web browser) browsers may be open to vulnerability exploits.
Last edited by Arthur; 21st October 2012 at 10:17 AM.
speckytecky (21st October 2012)
Just testing it at the moment to push it out, but I won't set it as default, because I can't get bl%%dy favourites to follow people around, it insists on storing them locally. The only way around it, as far as I can see, is to let people use Google Sync, but I'm not going down the path of explaining how to do that.
I opted for IE8 in the end as I needed a quick solution without too many unknowns. We are upgrading to Windows 7 shortly, so I'll rethink it then.
Code:mklink /h "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\bookmarks" "s:\favourites\chrome\bookmarks" mklink /h "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\bookmarks.bak" "s:\favourites\chrome\bookmarks.bak"
Last edited by Geoff; 22nd October 2012 at 10:13 AM.
We use Chrome as IE is hopeless with Moodle 2.3 and doesn't support drag and drop file uploads
You need local admin and the machine needs to be running vista or better. NTFS on XP machines can't hardlink across network volumes.
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