New Browser Google Chrome released tomorrow so said

vbimport

#1

Below is just one sentence from their blog page talking about the new browser.

…So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web…


#2

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-01-n47.html

more screenshots
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-02-n72.html

i love firefox 2, love google search, hate Google Pack!!

lets hope google chrome is just a browser??


#3

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_bi_ge/google_browser well i hope it plays nice with Vi$ta 64 bit :\


#4

I think it is going to be a hoax 9 pacific, 10 mountain,11 central, 12 eastern and no download.


#5

I sure hope it looks better than those screen shots because they look like crap.


#6

Rumored to be launched at 12 pacific. Watching the live conference right now. :slight_smile:


#7

It’s up now.

http://www.google.com/chrome


#8

[QUOTE=Dr. Who;2120689]It’s up now.

http://www.google.com/chrome[/QUOTE]ok you first Dr.Who :bigsmile:


#9

I am liking it very well.


#10

On the features page, most videos are no longer available on youtube. :doh:


#11

It is a beta still and still surfing the net to help improve it as well.


#12

Their theory of problems in one Chrome tab not affecting the other tabs doesn’t seem to hold true.

My YouTube tab in Google Chrome went to 100% CPU and the whole browser hung and wouldn’t show any of the other tabs for a minute or so.


#13

I downloaded it, tried it and uninstalled it, not impressed at all. I will wait for IE8. I am very satisfied with IE7.:wink:


#14

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/52190/First-Test-of-Chrome-Google’s-New-Browser;_ylt=Av2K.0NAR0iCy3vsBO.wRS67YWsA?tickers=goog,msft,aapl


#15

I´m on Firefox 3 now…just a few days so far, without any tweaks and no problems at all…maybe faster than FF2 as they claimed.
Just like with Vista…do we need this new thing? What benefit will it bring?


#16

Dean i think it’s a matter of having another choice of browser. IE is forced upon everyone through windoze OS’s.

Also Vi$ta brought on a great 64 bit OS that i use and really like a lot! Your hardware must support it.

By the way FF3 has a few problems but so does IE. I prefer FF 2 or 3 over IE…

I have not loaded and used Google Chrome yet.


#17

Sorry, But I am sticking with firefox.

FYI,

Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari

Google introduced Chrome in part because it wants faster browsing and the richer Web applications that speed will unlock. So how does Chrome actually stack up?

:cool::cool:


#18

Funny how quick people are making conclusions.


#19

[B]From: PcWorld
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Google’s Chrome: 7 Reasons for It and 7 Reasons Against It
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[B]7 Reasons for It[/B]

[B]1. It won’t crash.[/B]

Perhaps Chrome’s biggest draw is its multiprocess architecture, which, in a nutshell, protects you from having a bad Web page or application take your browser down. Every tab, window, and plug-in runs in its own environment–so one faulty site won’t affect anything else that you have open. This approach also adds another layer of security by isolating each site and application within a limited environment.

[B]2. It’s really fast.[/B]

Again because of the multiprocess foundation, one slow site won’t drag down the rest of your browsing. Instead, you can effortlessly click to another tab or window. With plug-ins, the arrangement works similarly: If you open a site that has a slow-loading Java ad, for example, the Java itself will be isolated and the rest of the page won’t be affected. The program itself opens within seconds of when you click the icon, too–a distinct advantage over some slower-loading alternatives.

[B]3. You barely notice it’s there.[/B]

Calling the design of Chrome’s interface streamlined is an understatement. The program barely looks like a program, and the vast majority of your screen space is devoted to the site you’re visiting–with no buttons or logos hogging space. Chrome’s designers say that they wanted people to forget they were even using a browser, and it comes pretty close to achieving that goal.

[B]4. It makes searching simpler.[/B]

One of Chrome’s signature features is its Omnibox, an integrated all-purpose bar at the top of the browser. You can type in a URL or a search term–or both–and Chrome takes you to the right place without asking any questions. Omnibox can learn what you like, too–a talent that goes beyond the obvious automatic completion function. Say that you want to use the PCWorld.com search function, for example. Once you’ve visited the site once, Chrome will remember that PCWorld.com has its own search box and will give you the option of using it right from Omnibox. The function thus automates keyword searches.

[B]5. It gives you more control over tabs.[/B]

Chrome gives the idea of tabbed browsing new power. You can grab a tab and drag it out into its own individual window. Or you can drag and drop tabs into existing windows to combine them. Chrome also gives you the option of starting up in any tab configuration you want–whether a custom setup or the set of tabs you had open in your previous session. Other browsers require third-party add-ons to provide this capability.

[B]6. It opens new doors on your home page.[/B]

Chrome comes with a default dynamic home page. As you use it, the program remembers the sites that you visit most often. The top nine of those appear in snapshots on your home page, along with your most commonly used search engines and bookmarks. There’s no force-feeding here, though: You can override the dynamic home page with any home page you want, just as you can set the default search engine to any service you prefer.

[B]7. It lets you stay incognito.[/B]

Like Internet Explorer 8’s recent beta release, Chrome offers a private browsing option–one it calls Incognito. You can open a special type of new window and rest easy knowing nothing you do in it will be logged or saved on your computer. And unlike Internet Explorer’s, Chrome’s Incognito window is isolated from the rest of your browsing experience, so you can have your private window open alongside your regular windows, and each will operate independently.

[B]7 Reasons Against It[/B]

[B]1. It’s only in its first beta.[/B]

This is Chrome’s first test release, so problems are bound to crop up over the coming months. If like most people you rely heavily on Web browsing, you run a risk by putting your online life into the hands of an unproven product. Visits to some plug-in-oriented sites such as logmein.com have generated errors (“This application has failed to start because xpcom.dll was not found…”). Do you want to deal with that kind of uncertainty daily?

[B]2. You won’t have any add-ons.[/B]

Add-ons are a huge draw for Firefox fans, and none of these are available in Chrome yet. Google does intend to create an API for such extensions, but for now you’ll have to make do without your AdBlocks, Better Gmails, and BugMeNots–or you’ll have to switch between browsers to use the add-ons you want when you want them.

[B]3. You can’t synchronize.[/B]

One big plus of Firefox is its ability to synchronize across multiple computers using Mozilla’s Weave option. This arrangement allows you to keep your home browser, your laptop browser, and your work browser looking identical at all times–and once you get used to that level of synchronization, it’s hard to give up. Chrome doesn’t yet have that capability.

[B]4. You may draw the short stick on standards.[/B]

Standards get a little less standard as this new player enters the equation. It’s based on WebKit, the same open-source system that drives Apple’s Safari; but when you look at pages in Chrome compared to pages in Firefox or IE, you’ll notice a difference in text formatting. And since most sites give coding priority to the market leader, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment with Chrome.

[B]5. You’re giving advertisers extra ammo.[/B]

Have you seen all the hype about Google’s privacy practices and how much of your data it shares with advertisers? Imagine the potential ammo you’re giving it by using this browser. Google will now have total control over your experience from the time you open Chrome to the time you shut down. In some sense, you might just as well invite DoubleClick to watch over your shoulder while you surf.

[B]6. The dropdown bar is dropped.[/B]

The idea of the URL dropdown bar is dropped in Chrome. To compensate, the browser offers “intelligent” features in its Omnibox; but if you like being able to see your recent URLs at the click of a button, you’ll miss the dropdown bar.

[B]7. You lose some history power.[/B]

Chrome’s History functions are less versatile than the powerhouse ones built by Firefox. Chrome offers only a simple screen showing your day-by-day history. The ability to sort everything by date, site, or most visited appear to have joined the distaff and spindle on the ash heap.

:cool::cool:


#20

yeah it’s a beta