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#1 Yourhighness

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:36 AM

Just found this on my daily overview of international newspapers: "Google's new browser takes aim at Explorer" - Google's post and link to the cartoon is here.
Could be interesting, although I probably wont switch from my beloved Firefox.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:01 AM

I have always thought Google was a horrible excuse for a search engine. Because of that, I never have and probably never will try anything else they've come up with. Just reading about and looking at their awful excuse for a home page repulses me. Looks like they are following the same trend that M$, AOL, and others have developed - telling users what they want, instead of asking them. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:36 AM

I don't know whether this project will affect Firefox, but it surely doesn't augur well for I-net Explorer.
Nevertheless, I won't give up FF for new Google experiment.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:22 AM

When it is released, I am sure comparisons will be made with Microsoft's Internet Explorer and with Mozilla's Firefox. The added competition will be a good thing, as long as it doesn't force competitors to prematurely release enhancements to their own browsers. One can only hope that Chrome will not end up tied to Google-thought and can stand on its own as a browser.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

Has anyone actually tried it yet?
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:25 PM

I tried to try it, but when I double clicked the setup file it said 'ChromeSetup.exe is not a valid Win32 process', so i gave up

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:45 PM

I have always thought Google was a horrible excuse for a search engine. Because of that, I never have and probably never will try anything else they've come up with. Just reading about and looking at their awful excuse for a home page repulses me. Looks like they are following the same trend that M$, AOL, and others have developed - telling users what they want, instead of asking them. :thumbsup:

If you look at the design of the browser you'll see that they're making things quite out of step with MS and AOL in that their browser is designed from the ground up specifically to cut down on bloat and utilize system resources as efficiently as possible. Note how each tab spawns a separate process, so if any page or applet malfunctions or hangs it won't deter the other tabs, and the errant tab can simply be closed from its process without taking down the entire browser.

This behavior is especially contrasted to Microsoft now that Internet Explorer v.8 beta has come out, which consumes more system resources than an entire Windows XP installation.



I'll probably give Chrome a run later on, not gonna install it here on the work machine obviously.
I doubt I'll give up Firefox though, I've come to live on several FF extensions and I ain't giving them up. :flowers:
Although if Google does it right, Chrome will be a nice alternative to people who complain about Firefox's memory footprint. I've never seen FF's memory usage to be a problem myself, but some people freak when they see over 90megs in the process list.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:33 PM

I have always thought Google was a horrible excuse for a search engine. Because of that, I never have and probably never will try anything else they've come up with. Just reading about and looking at their awful excuse for a home page repulses me. Looks like they are following the same trend that M$, AOL, and others have developed - telling users what they want, instead of asking them. :thumbsup:

If you look at the design of the browser you'll see that they're making things quite out of step with MS and AOL in that their browser is designed from the ground up...


I believe you missed the point. Right now, when I open FF, my home page (Yahoo, since that's where my email is) comes up. I don't want some monstrosity that shows the last nine sites I've been to, or the ones I go to most often; I don't want a list of searches I've done (I doubt it will integrate with Copernic, anyways); in short, I don't want to be told what I want or need. When I open a browser, I want my home page to come up, nice and clean without a lot of irrelevant garbage taking up space on my screen. I don't need a list of the last dozen (or whatever) sites I've visited and I already know which ones I use the most - and how to get to them.

I mis-worded that post. The trend I meant was telling people what they need instead of asking them what they want.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

I have always thought Google was a horrible excuse for a search engine. Because of that, I never have and probably never will try anything else they've come up with. Just reading about and looking at their awful excuse for a home page repulses me. Looks like they are following the same trend that M$, AOL, and others have developed - telling users what they want, instead of asking them. :thumbsup:

If you look at the design of the browser you'll see that they're making things quite out of step with MS and AOL in that their browser is designed from the ground up...


I believe you missed the point. Right now, when I open FF, my home page (Yahoo, since that's where my email is) comes up. I don't want some monstrosity that shows the last nine sites I've been to, or the ones I go to most often; I don't want a list of searches I've done (I doubt it will integrate with Copernic, anyways); in short, I don't want to be told what I want or need. When I open a browser, I want my home page to come up, nice and clean without a lot of irrelevant garbage taking up space on my screen. I don't need a list of the last dozen (or whatever) sites I've visited and I already know which ones I use the most - and how to get to them.

I mis-worded that post. The trend I meant was telling people what they need instead of asking them what they want.

Why not give Google Chrome a good run,before making premature accessments. :flowers:
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

Why not give Google Chrome a good run,before making premature accessments. :thumbsup:
http://www.google.com/chrome


I have downloaded and installed it, and have played with it some. So far, not impressed.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:09 AM

i meant to comment on some of the stuff here, but being short in time and about to format my pc the second time in a week, I will just link to something I found on my daily newstrip with the "Google Chrome and Security." Some things to pick out of the blog entry:

...Chrome features sandboxing of each tab, built-in web reputation service, special privacy mode and so on...However, one security vulnerability has already been found, based on the WebKit engine used inside Chrome...There will be more issues, especially related to plugins (note that Chrome can use Firefox plugins).

Emphasis is that of myself, to underline what I think is important to note. However, since its a beta browser and open source its fully normal that exploits are found in early stages. Heck, FF and IE are anything but new and exploits are found here and there and everywhere once in a while.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:03 AM

I found this page very helpful.
http://tools.google.com/chrome/intl/en-US/features.html
It's fast,tranfered all favourites,passwords, and has instant Bookmarks,and many other things. I like about it.
Not one hiccup yet.
If it is this good in Beta,YH,then we can look forward to a nice alternate Browser,in the future.















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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:32 AM

Has anyone actually tried it yet?

I try. You know, it's nothing special. Just cute. Not to handy for me. There are some great features, but I still prefer normal menus, buttons, progress bar etc. I didn't like search plugins and URLs in one box. All in all, I don't think Chrome will be "IE or FF killer", as someone says

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:16 AM

I am interested in finding out how much Google garbage it leaves behind whe you un-install it. And it doesn't integrate with non-web-based search engines, but none of the others do, either. That is something that I would like to see a browser do.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:56 AM

I am interested in finding out how much Google garbage it leaves behind whe you un-install it. And it doesn't integrate with non-web-based search engines, but none of the others do, either. That is something that I would like to see a browser do.

Good point,MattV. I will check now. :thumbsup:

EDIT.Absolutely nothing. First software uninstall ever,for me,that hasn't left some remnants.

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