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Christian
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Firefox, because I trust it more with my personal information. Chromium as a backup. Used to be fun using the browsers that came with Gnome and KDE; they worked just as well then but they probably can’t handle modern websites.

Since Google doesn’t control the desktop, they want to turn the browser into an operating system. For example the proposed extensions asm.js and NaCl allow raw assembly code to be embedded in Javascript, so a website would be able to do anything on your computer a native app could. It sort of seems like they’re trying to re-invent Java applets. At least with the JVM and Flash, developers could target one platform, but with this every website will need to support each platform (or not) individually.