Another Chrome-Based Browser

Comodo, a company that offers “pretty good” security software (too resource heavy and intrusive for my taste, but good enough at what they do) is offering its version of Google’s Chrome browser, Comodo Dragon.

All the same gripes and cavils I have directed toward every other iteration of Chrome apply, save for the privacy concerns of the Google original. That said, it does offer a few enhancements of the down-version Chrome 3.x.

Improved Privacy over Chromium
Easy SSL Certificate Identification
Fast Website Access
Greater Stability and Less Memory Bloat
Incognito Mode Stops Cookies, Improves Privacy
Very easy to switch from your Browser to the Dragon

Still, it gets a “Fail” from me. It offered to import my default browser’s saved passwords, bookmarks (which it called favorites–should have clued me in right there) and… didn’t, though it reported success. I left the box marked “Start Comodo Dragon” checkmarked when I clicked Finish and… of course it did not.

If it grows up, maybe it’ll be a fire-breating monster browser, but as it is, it’s just a useless-to-me skink. If I want really secure browsing, I’ll fire up a sandbox and open OperaTor.

Comodo Dragon? Not a keeper for me.

Oh, a word: the site says 32-bit Windows required, but that is, of course, hooey. Runs as well as it can (that is to say, with all the limitations of any version of Chrome) on 64-bit Windows. Not a well thought out “requirements” list. Probably ought to read “minimum requirements”.

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