Nowadays we spend a lot of time on the Internet and we are so used to rely on it for many daily task that we often don’t realize how frequently we transmit sensitive information (private corporate URLS, home banking credentials, credit card number for e-commerce purchases, etc.) around the net. If those information were only sent to the target site (the bank web site, the e-commerce site, etc.), it wouldn’t be a problem since the communication is usually encrypted, but we often forget that before sending those information we have to write them on our browser interface and due to some, otherwise useful but that in this case nasty, features (like using on-line dictionaries for spell-checking), the browser may inadvertently share them with third party services. This guide will show you how to protect your privacy while using Google Chrome.
We have seen how to enable Mozilla Firefox hardware acceleration on Linux and this time we will see how to enable Google Chrome hardware acceleration; this guide will work on any major Operative System since the steps indicated are fully contained within Google Chrome’s settings.
Hardware acceleration is the use of specific computer hardware, like the graphic card for graphic related tasks, to perform some functions faster than is possible in “software-mode” running on the more general-purpose CPU. In order to benefit from hardware acceleration, the application must be programmed to support it and such support must be enabled at runtime (when the application is run by the user); the major browsers, like Mozilla Firefox and in this case Google Chrome, are programmed to support hardware acceleration, but not always they are enabled to use it.
If you often had to work with foreign languages or actually English is not your native language, you probably often used Google Translate. Naturally you have always been using it from your favourite browser, but what if you are working on a Linux terminal and got a string of text to translate?
You can do it directly from the command line instead of having to access a browser on the side. To do that you need “Google Translate CLI”.