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You absolutely MUST upgrade to Google Chrome.
I've never had a faster web surfing experience!

http://www.google.com/chrome
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Yep, I just testified to this two threads back.

It's fast and full of new features.
 
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PC Only... I may try it later.
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Standards compliant: Check
Open Source: Check
Cross-platform: FAIL

Two out of three is nice but not quite good enough for actual use.
 
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It is pretty fast.
 
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clearclaw wrote:
Standards compliant: Check
Open Source: Check
Cross-platform: FAIL

Two out of three is nice but not quite good enough for actual use.

Compatible with my work's antivirus program: FAIL.

Apparently if you have a Symantec AV program (maybe even specific to just Endpoint), it doesn't work.

Hopefully this latter is just temporary.

And the cross-platform likely will be, too; since this is just a beta release, they may have just wanted to focus on one OS at a time.
 
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I like being able to watch video using it and it not freeze or lock up (Firefox).



 
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It's nice so far.
It seems to be repairing itself as I type (images & flash that weren't showing to begin with, are starting to).
 
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Total crap. I tried about 10 sites, 3 of them were scrambled.

Uninstalling . . .
 
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It's faster than firefox 3, nice! But as long as google chrome doesn't support plugins and more customizable settings, I'm not switching.
 
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I'm using it right now. Still love Firefox, but this is much faster. I really like the idea of separate processes and sandboxes. But I'm still a big supporter of Mozilla and hope that Firefox and Chrome can work together to make a superbrowser.
 
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Does seem pretty damn fast. I'll be giving it a go for a while.
 
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I have a 1.6 GHz single-processor machine.

In IE, it takes a good 15 seconds to load a page from a productive site like Facebook or I Can Has Cheezburger.

Up in less than a second in Chrome.

I think I'm staying.
 
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It's fast. That's all it's got going for it.

No NoScript, Adblock, ContextSearch, Greasemonkey and a pile of other things I've come to depend on.

How the hell do I open my bookmarks? That's my primary mode of accessing sites. I don't type into the address bar much. It's all just pointing and clicking. Hell, I got to the Google Chrome download site by highlighting the words "Google Chrome" in this post and right clicking a new google search for those terms (that's probably an addon feature). I hardly ever type when I'm webserfing.

I'm all for minimalism (I've gutted firefox quite a bit), but not having a X (stop) button annoys me. I don't want to kill the whole tab, I just want to stop it from loading.

It's got a long way to go before I'll be using it.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
Total crap. I tried about 10 sites, 3 of them were scrambled.

Uninstalling . . .

Which sites were scrambled for you in Chrome?
 
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Total crap. I tried about 10 sites, 3 of them were scrambled.

Uninstalling . . .


Yes. I'd be curious to see this for myself.

I've tried every site I know, which encompasses 25+ favorites, and not one glitch.

Another interesting point to any detractors:

READ: BETA
 
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No Mac Version. thumbsdown

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On the other hand, the addition of an "incognito" window is an interesting one.

But seriously though... The website says you can use it when shopping for gifts and stuff if you don't want websites to leave cookies or a browsing history.

gifts and stuff... Yeah, um okay...
 
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I'm liking it after trying it out for a few hours of browsing. It is noticeably faster than IE or Firefox, and their take on the homepage is pretty cool.

There have been a few very minor issues (highlighted paragraphs of text "bleeding" into adjacent columns on IMDB), but otherwise it looks very promising.

MusedFable wrote:
It's fast. That's all it's got going for it.

No NoScript, Adblock, ContextSearch, Greasemonkey and a pile of other things I've come to depend on.

How the hell do I open my bookmarks? That's my primary mode of accessing sites. I don't type into the address bar much. It's all just pointing and clicking. Hell, I got to the Google Chrome download site by highlighting the words "Google Chrome" in this post and right clicking a new google search for those terms (that's probably an addon feature). I hardly ever type when I'm webserfing.

I'm all for minimalism (I've gutted firefox quite a bit), but not having a X (stop) button annoys me. I don't want to kill the whole tab, I just want to stop it from loading.

It's got a long way to go before I'll be using it.


CTRL-B (or selecting the option under the Controls menu with the wrench graphic) displays a toolbar with bookmarks. There's a stop button to the right of the URL entry; it turns into a "go" (triangle) button when a webpage isn't loading.
 
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Yeah, and you get to give Google full rights and ownership of everything you do on the internet if you use it.

What?

You didn't read the EULA? (I mean, you had to check 'I accept', so obviously you AGREE with it, but...)

Google Chrome's Eula wrote:
By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any content which you submit, post or display on or through, the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the services and may be revoked for certain services as defined in the additional terms of those services.
 
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XanderF wrote:
Yeah, and you get to give Google full rights and ownership of everything you do on the internet if you use it.

What?

You didn't read the EULA? (I mean, you had to check 'I accept', so obviously you AGREE with it, but...)

Google Chrome's Eula wrote:
By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any content which you submit, post or display on or through, the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the services and may be revoked for certain services as defined in the additional terms of those services.

Um, I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think what that's saying is that you are giving them "full rights an ownership" of anything. You are just saying you give them permission to use what you do for promotional-related purposes, and nothing else.
 
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le_cygne wrote:
CTRL-B (or selecting the option under the Controls menu with the wrench graphic) displays a toolbar with bookmarks. There's a stop button to the right of the URL entry; it turns into a "go" (triangle) button when a webpage isn't loading.

Thanks.

Google Chrome does let you search highlighted text, which is a feature I use frequently.

The only thing missing is Adblock.

It's got a few bugs to work out though...


Edit: The highlight search sucks because it only works for google search. Also, in order to get searches for other sites from the address bar you need to type the sites name and hit tab. That's lame. I have a little pull down menu in firefox with all my favorite sights search engines (BGG, Google, Dictionary, Wowhead, etc.).

Google Chrome needs some addons quick.
 
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If you don't reconfigure it, that little plus sign next to the tabs will take you to a preview tab which shows your 9 most visited sites, common searches you have made and a list of bookmarks that you've saved.

MusedFable wrote:
It's fast. That's all it's got going for it.

No NoScript, Adblock, ContextSearch, Greasemonkey and a pile of other things I've come to depend on.

How the hell do I open my bookmarks? That's my primary mode of accessing sites. I don't type into the address bar much. It's all just pointing and clicking. Hell, I got to the Google Chrome download site by highlighting the words "Google Chrome" in this post and right clicking a new google search for those terms (that's probably an addon feature). I hardly ever type when I'm webserfing.

I'm all for minimalism (I've gutted firefox quite a bit), but not having a X (stop) button annoys me. I don't want to kill the whole tab, I just want to stop it from loading.

It's got a long way to go before I'll be using it.

(...)

Edit: The highlight search sucks because it only works for google search. Also, in order to get searches for other sites from the address bar you need to type the sites name and hit tab. That's lame. I have a little pull down menu in firefox with all my favorite sights search engines (BGG, Google, Dictionary, Wowhead, etc.).


You can set the search engine you use, so if you wish to use something other than google, you can.
 
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out of curiosity, why do you NEED adblock?

Chrome automagically prevents popup windows by suppressing them to the tab that generated them. You can manually allow them if you really want to, but you never see them. And when you close the tab, they are gone gone gone.

Also, popups cannot hijack your computer like they can in firefox. They have to play in the sandbox they are given and that is that.

The only other reason I can see for wanting adblock is slow load times, but Chrome solves that by forcing slow to load flash and animated images into a separate process, thus speeding up the whole affair.

Sure, those of you who use pure adblock will suddenly get inundated with the advertising world in static pages, but that's why the web is free, right?



Also, someone mentioned you can't have bookmarks, that isn't true, I have a bookmark bar that loaded from my firefox bookmark toolbar. To add and dock it type Ctrl B.
 
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