Google Privacy vs Chrome usefulness
After mulling over some Google privacy issues Vs how good Chrome browser is, I decided to give Iron a go.
Iron is a Chrome-based browser created by SRWare which claims to eliminate the privacy issues which come part and parcel with Google’s Chrome browser.
Iron vs Chrome: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php
Linux Download: http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3755
Installing Iron on Debian 64bit
I chose to install the Iron Debian 64bit .deb instead of compiling. It was easy.
1. Go to your downloads directory
2. Download the iron .deb file
3. Use dpkg to install it
sudo dpkg -i iron64.deb
I’ve got Google Chrome and a whole load of dev files installed and had no dependency problems, but just in case you get any problems just install any dependencies by running:
sudo apt-get -f install
I use Openbox, so I always manually add applications to my menu, but if you have Gnome or some other auto-menu-add desktop, you won’t have to worry about this.
I updated my system database and used locate to find Iron.
sudo locate iron
The launcher resides in “/usr/share/iron”, so I cd’d there and ran it.
NACL Error Message
I got an error message in the terminal and Googled (parts of it), only to find that the problem had already been posted on the SRWare.net Iron download page:
LaunchProcess: failed to execvp:
[5793:5793:846689293:ERROR:nacl_fork_delegate_linux.cc(106)] Bad NaCl helper startup ack (0 bytes)
[5791:5801:846742102:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(607)] Failed to open NaCl IRT file “/usr/share/iron/nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe”: -4
sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe /usr/share/iron
sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper_bootstrap /usr/share/iron
sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper /usr/share/iron