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  • This Week in Glean: The Three Roles of Data Engagements [Ed: Is "Data Engagements" the latest crypto-jargon Mozilla uses for surveillance or spying on Firefox users?]

    I’ve just recently started my sixth year working at Mozilla on data and data-adjacent things. In those years I’ve started to notice some patterns in how data is approached, so I thought I’d set them down in a TWiG because Glean’s got a role to play in them.

  • Chrome 95.0.4638.54 SFS created

    Whatever you might think about Google's data mining, the official Google Chrome browser sure does run nice. So much so, that I might make it my regular daily browser.
    I have created an SFS for EasyOS 3.x. This can be installed in a container or on the main desktop. In the latter case, it runs as user 'chrome', with home folder /home/chrome -- and in there you will see /home/chrome/Downloads, which is the default path for downloading.
    Chrome can be run from the menu, in category "Internet", or click on /home/chrome/chrome, or even run "chrome" in a terminal.
    To run on the main desktop requires EasyOS version 3.0 or later. I have tested on the pre-release of 3.1, and it runs real great.
    Chrome can also be installed in a container, and that also works great, except that it runs with "--no-sandbox" commandline option, which causes a warning message to popup at startup. That is just an annoyance.
    In theory, Chrome can run in a container in any version of EasyOS, as it will download it's dependency 'easy-3.*.sfs' from the Internet and use that in a layered filesystem.

  • Brave Browser Kicks Out Google as the Default Search Engine in Favor of its Own

    Brave is one of the best web browsers available for Linux. The browser uses Google as the default search engine for most of the regions.

    However, that is about to change with the recent announcement of Brave abandoning Google to favor its privacy-respecting search engine Brave Search.

  • Top 5 Free PDF Readers in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

    The PDF file format is the conventional document format for sharing text files over the internet. Whether it's for professional, school, or informal use, PDF files are a convenient way of sharing information.

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