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Average score 2.94 (based on 63 votes)

given by Guillermo on March 10, 2009

given by Cachito on March 14, 2009

Google would turn your personal information over to the government in a heartbeat. Why would anyone in their right mind want to use it's browser?

given by Richard Lloyd on March 15, 2009

I think it's a bit too early to include Chrome, because although it is indeed open source, it only runs on a single closed-source operating system at the moment (i.e. Windows). It will eventually be released for Mac OS X and Linux later in 2009 and that's probably when you should have first included it.

Perhaps should have a rule that they only include open source software if it *also* runs on at least one open source operating system and on at least two operating systems overall? By doing this, it allows users to pick open source software that will let them migrate between platforms more easily (yes, some people might go from an open source OS to a closed source OS as well, but this allows them to do that migration too). Remember that this is an "open source as alternative" site and I think that should apply to the OS'es that the software is run on too.

given by nick on March 26, 2009

If you ever surfed, blogged, commented or emailed on the net, governments ALREADY have your info. As long as you aren't interesting to them, who cares.

given by Anonymous on March 28, 2009

no adblock built in. firefox is 1up on that.

given by Ankush on April 14, 2009

Although I

given by Anonymous on May 29, 2009

Chrome is based on the open source Chromium...perhaps that's what should be included here, for all intents and purposes, it's identical to Google's Chrome.

given by guest on June 5, 2009

chrome? dont make me laugh... its just spyware with google logo. srware iron is much better@

given by Anonymous on June 11, 2009

From the EULA for Chrome:
8. Proprietary rights

8.1 You acknowledge and agree that Google (or Google’s licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).

This is NOT open source. This is freeware (free as in beer).

given by Rick on August 2, 2009

You're listing Gimpshop but not GIMP? Gimpshop hasn't been
updated for several years, and is quite buggy. GIMP, on the
other hand, is updated regularly and is truly open source.

given by Anonymous on September 27, 2009

given by Anon on January 25, 2010

Non-native look. Poor customization. Feels cold and alien.

given by Anonymous on December 31, 2010

Chrome has been released on Linux and Mac OS X for a long time now. Please update the listing.

given by Anonymous on July 14, 2011

Chrome is not open source. Chromium is. Chrome is based on Chromium, but *is not* Chromium.

given by Maqist on March 8, 2012

Chrome is still not open source

given by Anonymous on May 8, 2012

given by Anonymous on October 18, 2015

Chrome is not open source.

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