Google Chrome ... A browser to compete with FF and IE ...

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  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    It appears the google is releasing it's own browser today. It is called chrome. I am so over this.

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    More info here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html
    Here is a link to the google Chrome comicbook: http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/index.html
     
  2. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Looks slick. I'll have to try it out... Don't Google and Mozilla have a pretty strong relationship? Seems odd to be in competition suddenly.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I can't find a download, if someone gets it hang on to it they might take it down if there's too much action

    I am always impressed with the googles so I think this browser will be a pleasant surprise and will surely rasie the browser bar

    remember though, if all tabs have their own process this is going to be a memory beast
     
  4. Johnny

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    The download will be availible some time today, perris.
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hah! Page 3 of the comic. The address bar on the cartoon browser in the last frame, "http://www.wtf???.com". Hah!
     
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  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx johnny

    so far i can't configure the favorites suite, cannot use without that on the left, but it does look clean and pretty
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    indeed - I am using it now - one of the best things may be the independent tabs - also if I use this as a complementary browser I can adjust different windows with different volumes on the mixer....
     
  9. Johnny

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    I have it installed and am liking it so far. I'll be playing with it .. It is nice looking ...

    [edit]This is nice and smooth. Kinda fast also ...

    I found a feature on this I really like.

    When you go to put text in the box for posts, you can click the bottom corner and ajust the size of it lol ...

    Found things I don't like:

    No refresh button in right click menu.
    It checks spelling, but doesn't give you an option to correct it.
    The buttons aren't customizable. (this is minor, but it would still be nice)

    For being beta, it is still really nice. I am sure it will get better as it grows.

    I will post more +/- as I find them ...
     
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  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    looks good, and very promising :D

    would like it if it imported all my cookies to save me trying to remember all my login details :p
     
  11. Johnny

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    I found another negative - it doesn't store logins ...

    [edit] I take that back: It won't store logins for every site. I think that has to do with the particular site [/edit]

    [edit][edit] I wish the speed dial would work better [/edit][/edit]
     
  12. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Very clean looking in Vista. I really like having my tabs at the top, above the address bar.

    Nothing bad to say about it so far. Only thing that would really keep me using Firefox is Adblock.
     
  13. lancer

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    looks good i'll give it a go.
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    looks good. I'll try it out for bit and see how it goes :D

    I like the idea of separating each tab into a separate process.

    It's seeming to be using US spelling dictionaries though.
     
  15. fitz

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    I like dragging the tab out of the window to create a new window.. and being able to drag the tab back into another window.

    very slick.
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Yeah, was playing around with that. Very nice. Got a problem with the scroll wheel on the MS mouse ATM and scrolling pages. Gonna check it out. Anyone else have scrolling problems?
     
  17. rotjong

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    It has been working fine with my Razer DeathAdder.

    The browser looks promising and it's great for a first release but it's lacking a few things I very much require. Given time I'm sure it'll get better. :)
     
  18. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I can deff see with good updates; this thing over taking ff :)
     
  19. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I gotta say this is very nice. It has a smooth feel, its fast and the minimalism is incredible. I'm sticking with Firefox for day to day tasks but I agree with what Johnny just said.
     
  20. andy_rose

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    Working pretty nice here..only thing i dislike is the google update they put in the windows start-up.