Adblock for Chrome
A newer version of Adblock for Chrome is available.
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"AdBlockPlus for FireFox is good"
Looks and acts pretty much like it does in Firefox. I use it there (in Firefox).
Has appropriated the name "AdBlock" instead of using AdBlockPlus, leading to potential confusion among users of AdBlock.
AdBlock - which is available for both Chrome and Safari, but ISN'T AdBlockPlus, nor "AdBlock for Chrome" - is written, maintained, and updated by one person. He's made it his full time job.
AdBlockPlus is open source, which the Linux folks will assure you is a good thing. No problem there. ABP is a well-developed extension.
However, without saying "AdBlockPLUS for Chrome" (caps mine), it easily generates confusion - and, entirely possibly, downloading something which wasn't the objective of the downloader - for those looking for AdBlock, a Chrome extension.
cnet's failure to distinguish between the two is an unprofessional oversight IMHO, particularly by referring to this as Adblock without the "plus" qualifier. Indeed, the developers' website is adblockplus.org/en/chrome, and clearly shows the "plus" portion of the name. For cnet to exclude that information is confusing.
Otherwise, it does what it claims...