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For some time, Yandex was distributing Chrome with its extension suite. Then, it recompiled Chromium with a new icon and name (but still used extensions, without them it was a dated Chrome rebranding). In January 2013, it was relaunched with Mail Checker integrated, Native Client removed, and an awkward "new tab UI". The Mail.RU Internet (another Chrome of Russia) still sits behind as a freakish recompilation distributed with an extension suite. - Yura87 (talk) 10:11, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
- If you have references that describe this then it can be added to the article. - Ahunt (talk) 12:27, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
- I am unsure if it's possible now, but if someone has a copy of Yandex.Internet installer, this can be proved easily. Same with Mail.ru browser. Frankly, Mail.ru provides BOTH of their extensions over Chrome Store (and so does Yandex)
- The two extensions, in both cases, are a New Tab module and a mail checker that resides in Chrome's tray (right of URLbar). - Yura87 (talk) 12:09, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
- It can only be verified by a user owning those browsers' dated installers as verifiable sources would just not bother documenting this. Yandex originally distributed Chrome with two of its addons, then altered the icon to give it a separate identity, and ultimately added its own NTP module (not an addon but part of the browser) and, later on, Opera's Turbo. Mail.Ru Internet remains, to this point, a rebranded Chrome with addons rather than a derivative. Rambler.Internet is rebranded SRWare Iron with a mail-checker and slightly altered (though not via addon) New Tab page. Therefore, of 3 major Russian search engines, Yandex Browser has the most distinctions from Chrome. Yura87 (talk) 10:39, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
Various "drive by" tech reviews suggest that Opera technology is used to make Yandex more "fault tolerant" for, apparently, slow Russian connections. I am in Russia's Arctic neighbor of Canada (think about it) with Hugesnet satellite "bird" connection, and the tech-mix, however it is arranged, does give vastly better performance than Chrome and especially Firefox. This makes me think of other Russian innovations, such as the AK-47 fully-auto military rifle that shakes like a can of ball bearings on purpose, so that dust/dirt does not "gum it up." (I can likewise confirm this as I briefly had a midwest malita friend, but he gave me a serous case of fungus on my scalp that forces me to wear a baseball cap to hid the damage!) --John Bessa (talk) 14:22, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
- Information on the browser's performance can be added if you can cite references. - Ahunt (talk) 14:25, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
The main page is currently out of date, so this will tell you some updates in Yandex.Browser. Yandex.Browser has recently been updated to version 22.214.171.12408, which includes bug fixes from previous 16.6.0.x versions and new UI changes since 16.4.x versions. Yandex Zen is now included in the Windows version of the browser, and the rotating circle while loading tabs is changed to be closer to that of Google Chrome's. The colored part of the tabs with the title are now more rounded to better blend into the browser. When you open a new tab page, there is now a box around the close button like around normal tabs to make it clearer that the new tab is open. 2602:306:3754:4A80:5D22:2565:641E:997B (talk) 18:58, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
32 or 64 bits ?
Is Yandex Browser a 32 or 64 bits program? (on Windows 64 bits) ? The information is not on this wikipedia page. And I find it hard to find the information either through a web search, the Yandex Browser page, or by tracking my Yandex Browser shortcuts, to find the .exe file (the launcher is in the User folder, unfortunately not in the Programs-x86 folder or the Programs (64 bits) folder, which would have been a nice hint). I know that Chrome (mainstream version) is still in 32 bits. Canari in 64. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Montalte (talk • contribs) 23:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
- In 64-bit Ubuntu, I see this in apt: "yandex-browser-beta/неизвестно,now 126.96.36.1996-1 amd64", so likely 64 there (would be "i386" instead of "amd64" if 32). --ssr (talk) 00:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
- In 64-bit Fedora, I see this: "yandex-browser-beta.x86_64 188.8.131.526-1", and "x86_64" also points to 64. --ssr (talk) 08:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC)