Quite the performance boost - the Brave browser

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Brave is a browser based on Google's open source Chrome but with less evil. Much less evil. The browser respects user privacy and is now implementing quite the ad-blocker. From ZD Net (used to be Ziff-Davis publishing company):

Brave defies Google's moves to cripple ad-blocking with new 69x faster Rust engine
Brave, the Chromium-based browser developed by Firefox co-founder and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, thinks there's a better way of handling ad-blockers than Google's approach. 

Brave's answer, which it argues massively improves browser performance, is found in Rust, the Mozilla-hatched programming language that was in part created by Eich.   

As ZDNet reported in June, developers of Chromium-based browsers like Opera, Brave and Vivaldi, didn't support Google's plans to cripple ad-blockers outlined under its Manifest version 3 proposal.

Brave now claims to have delivered a "69x average improvement" in its ad-blocking tech using Rust in place of C++. The improvements can be experienced in its experimental developer and nightly channel releases. 

Going to give it a try on a different machine. Big fan of Chrome and Android. Not a big fan of Google.

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