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    I'm asking the question, because I've recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Linux) alongside my Windows install, predominantly to do a comparison with Windows 7 ...

    So I thought, while I'm at it I'd install the Linux (AMD64) version of Chrome ...

    Have to say I'm reasonably impressed; the only 'gripe' I've got is that although both versions share the same release number there are a couple of anomalies ...

    The 'big' disappointment is that it doesn't yet support 'bookmark syncing'...

    The other (which I knew about) is that there is no longer a toolstrip (buggers up your AniWeather extension)...

    Would be interested to hear of other Users experiences ;-)

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    In my eyes Windows XP still rules

    And I will wait for another 6 months before even looking at Windows 7

    Early adopter: been there & done that, but never again, too much pain!

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    This is actually my 2nd attempt at Ubuntu 9.10, the first one failed miserably and totally screwed my machine, resulting in a rebuild ....

    Never one to give up (haha), installed 9.04 first then updated to 9.10...

    Everything seems OK now, mind you on reflection I might have been better off installing the normal (32Bit) version instead of going for the 64Bit version (perhaps just a bit too impetuous !!)...

    Mind you Chrome is now like the proverbial s*** of a shovel

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    I tried Ubuntu alongside Vista, and liked some things about it, but it ran slower than Vista so I ditched it after having a play around (I was only curious).

    I didn't try Chrome on it, but it did something weird with my Orange mobile broadband. I wondered if it would install the right Linux drivers and work, having had nothing but driver problems with Linux installs in the past, but it did. Everything worked fine, but when I browsed to this site I got a message saying something like, "Content is blocked for your protection, as this site is flagged as 18+ only". Whut?! One of the dialog buttons was an option to query this, so I clicked it, and the dialog closed. Anyway, after uninstalling Ubuntu, and browsing here again in Windows Chrome, there was no problem. Then my mobile broadband popped up an message alert, and the message said, "Thank you for your question. We can confirm that the site you visited is listed as 18+ only, and so is blocked". Double whut?!

    Perhaps they saw the word 'plugins' or 'extensions' and thought, "Uh oh - another enlarge your ***** site"! Which reminds me of something bad which turned out funny with my lovely American wife (of the time) some years ago. She went to use my PC to look up some recipes for Christmas dishes in the UK, as she was going to do a mix of UK and USA stuff. After only a couple of minutes she stormed into the living room in a real temper, and demanded to know why I had a PC full of porn. Like any guy, I've had a look once in a while, but find it all a bit samey and tedious. I was amazed, as I certainly didn't have anything on the machine. So I went to look at what she'd found, and the monitor was plastered in all sorts of really hardcore stuff; window after window, and every time I closed one a couple more opened. She'd used IE, and it was popup hell. I ended up having to do a hard reset, as IE wouldn't even shut down. So, still trying to calm her down (she wasn't anti-porn, but was very against me looking elsewhere!), I asked her to show me what she'd done. She restarted IE, typed in 'sausage stuffing', and hit Go...
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    Virtualization is the key, never screws up a system...

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    @Michael

    Same as you really, just curious ...

    I also have Mobile Broadband (Three) but the dongle is an old type and you have to manually connect it and then connect Chrome ...

    What I like about Ubuntu (so far) is that it connects automatically and then connects my Chrome ...

    The only thing so far that I was concerned about was me choosing to install the AMD64 version and whether I'd have problems with software ...

    Had a hell of a job getting the right version of Adobe Flash Player (sorted now) and was seriously considering uninstalling and then reinstalling using the i386 version ...

    I've just installed WINE (Windows Emulation) so should be interesting to see how far I get with replicating my Vista install ...

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    @Steve; a glutton for punishment, eh?!
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    Believe ;-)

    The original plan for today was to go to Birmingham for the Xmas lights 'switch on' and 'Mega' outdoor concert ...

    Unfortunately the Kids mother has changed every bodies plans ...

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