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 Post subject: Google Chrome
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2008, 9:35 pm 
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Anyone got around to using it yet, i actually quite like it, nice colour scheme, nice features and is pretty fast!


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 10:06 am 
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It has a nice minmial desgin, other then that its nothing new.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 8:30 pm 
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Features:
Opening tabs in separate processes, sandboxing.
Per-site and per-plugin task manager with statistics including processor and memory usage.
Almost instant-on.
Web-apps in windows that don't have an address bar or toolbar.
The thumbnail home-page shows your most visted sites.
Tabs over the address bar and simplified interface.
InCognito private surfing windows don't track history, delete cookies and cache on close.
Omnibar has built in history/bookmark search and a well-balanced auto-completion system.
Anti-phishing lists are *downloaded* from Google rather than having your site sent to a central server (IE will send every site to MS for review by default)


This list, ironically, was partially based off a post on Slashdot ( http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?si ... d=24847535 ) deriding Chrome. It is also probably the best feature list I've seen for it. The post basically says that Chrome has "taken" ideas from Opera, Firefox, Safari, and IE7. Which us true, Chrome pulls together features from diverse browsers and improves and simplifies them. Yet this fellow treats that as a bad thing.

By the way, I still use Firefox its extensive plugin database, I'm also waiting for a few stupid bugs to be fixed in Chrome. even so, Chrome is now my main browser on all my Windows machines, even though I do swap to Firefox and Opera when I need their features. It's simply quicker to startup, less cluttered, and makes basic browser, email, map lookups, etc all very quick and smooth.I'm not partisan, I'm just sick of Firefox being so clunky, and Opera has always had more feature than I will ever use, and I also hate that it tries to eat my torrent links and be my only internet application. If these other browsers learn from Chrome and improve upon the concept, then I will use whichever best suits my needs.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 9:16 pm 
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installed it, used it a bit, crashed, never used since...

was looking good though

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 10:41 pm 
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Yeah, since it's so new it hasn't been tested on a variety of systems. I'm most disappointed that there's no working Linux (or any non-windows) version. Had they written it to be portable from the beginning it wouldn't be so difficult.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 11:20 pm 
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Over rated, bloated, and non-innovatie.


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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2008, 3:38 am 
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Chrome's portability can be described with one word: ifdef. The code is littered with them. That's why the releases for alternative platforms will and do lag behind the Windows release; they write it all in MSVC, and then every now and then they try a compile on the other platforms and rewrite as needed.

I absolutely love V8, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Chrome
PostPosted: March 14th, 2009, 6:16 am 
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Great at first glance, but the more you use it, the more buggy it feels, the less you like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Chrome
PostPosted: March 23rd, 2009, 11:21 pm 
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Chrome works fine for me, been using it for a while now.
Just one thing I miss, saving your open tabs when you close it,
like you can with opera and firefox

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 Post subject: Re: Google Chrome
PostPosted: July 25th, 2009, 10:17 am 
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I really like it a lot. Its pretty fast and also you can easily download it because of its small size. The good thing is its efficient browsing and I also like the color scheme as well...

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 Post subject: Re: Google Chrome
PostPosted: December 22nd, 2009, 5:32 pm 
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I've been using it for a while now and I quite like it. :)


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