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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Can you rune Fire Fox on a Chromebook?

I have only recently started using Google Chrome, I like it but I still like to use Fire Fox. Would I be able to use other search engines on a Chromebook or do you have to use Google Chrome?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 04:21 PM
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My guess is that you would not since it is a netbook running on Google Chrome. Come to think of it, would you allow another browser to run on a Chromebook?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 04:50 PM
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i would agree with woods the only possible way i can think of is running the online parraelle app that allows you to run a widows os through your browser then then load up Firefox, but at that point why run firefox, the search engine is optimized to run onto google. and firefox isnt a search engine, to run a different search engine just type it into the browser.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 05:09 PM
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Woods and Droid are correct. You can not run Fire Fox and the reason is because it is considered to be software. Since you can't run software, Fire Fox won't work.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 04:31 PM
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Ben, The Chromebook can run software. I have two native (i.e. non-web-based) applications running on my Chromebook: Scratchpad and SourceKit. However, I don't see Firefox running on a Chromebook any time soon, if ever.
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The Chrome browser is a lot better anyway
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You'll probably see port of a lot of Firefox extensions to close the gap instead
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 03:31 PM
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I have only recently started using Google Chrome, I like it but I still like to use Fire Fox. Would I be able to use other search engines on a Chromebook or do you have to use Google Chrome?

No to Firefox, obviously. It's a browser. You can use other search engines, though. Chrome lets you set a default to Google, Bing or Yahoo! for "monobar" searches. And you can always bookmark any others you'd like. You can set that in preferences.
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