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09-02-2008, 06:46 PM
Hi All
Any reviews on the new google browser I'm intrested to know what its like.

09-02-2008, 08:20 PM
It's not as good as Syclosofts TigerDog web browser :D

It's got a small memory footprint, but that could all change as soon as they add more features. It's a bit basic at the moment - I can't even find the "Incognito" mode.

09-02-2008, 09:10 PM
not too bad but i dont think i will be replacing firefox or opera anytime soon.
but at least it works unlike some other browsers that have been discussed lately.

09-02-2008, 09:29 PM
hi simmy have you found the "incognito" mode yet its rather pleasant to know that the girls in the office do not know every where i am going to.;););)

ctrl+shift+n switches it on or off.

09-03-2008, 12:26 AM
It's not bad. It won't lure me away from firefox yet but its decent.

Bryce W
09-03-2008, 05:45 AM
I think you guys are looking at it all wrong. Its not meant to be a Firefox/Opera replacement. Its designed to do what Google did back when it first came out.

Back then, search engines like Yahoo! were pages and pages of directories, content etc.. Google just create a simple white page with a search box.

Its the simplicity which will make it great. I mean, think of your current clients.. How many of them are the type that type web addresses in the Google search box rather than the actual address bar?

Many of my home based clients get so confused about the buttons in IE and FF. All they really know how to use is forward, back and refresh which is the only buttons that Google Chrome shows.

Its not aimed at us technicians who cant get our many Firefox plugins running, its aimed at those people who struggle with basic surfing.

On another note:
Damn its Javascript is fast. Run this test in IE/FF and Chrome and look at the times:

09-03-2008, 10:41 AM
I have to say, this browser is awesome. I have now quit using IE7. Although there still are some kinks that need to be worked out, obviously. Kind of a resource hog. But, give it a try! :)

09-03-2008, 10:57 AM
I have been messing around with Google Chrome for the past hour, and so far, I haven't had one problem. The best feature, I think, is if there is an error on a page, it will close that tab only. Pure genius, so many times IE7 or Firefox crashes. The Incognito function is the "paper" icon, next to the address bar, click, "New Incognito Window".

I like the fact, you can save your passwords & stuff as you delete the cache history, and the cookies. I think it's a brilliant design for home users, it's so simple. Another feature I like, is when you first open it, it saves your most visited pages. It's just straight sexy. :D Google is taking over the world...

*The thread was merged with another one I started, I didn't see this one, so that's why I have back 2 back posts.

09-03-2008, 12:12 PM
You should have quit using IE a long time ago.

09-03-2008, 01:20 PM
You should have quit using IE a long time ago.

Well my dad has always been anal about putting programs on his computer, so I just got in a habit of using IE. You know how older people are, they want things the way they want it. I remember I put Firefox on his, and he about had a fit. But yea, I think Google Chrome is better than Firefox, just my opinion.

09-03-2008, 03:07 PM
I like that you can click and drag tabs in and out of windows make new windows from a tab or move a tab to another open instance.

09-03-2008, 03:13 PM
I like that you can click and drag tabs in and out of windows make new windows from a tab or move a tab to another open instance.

You know you can do all that in FF right? ;)

09-03-2008, 04:12 PM
Chrome is very fast to load webpages i cant fault it, it maybe a bit basic but thats the beauty of it. it does everything a browser should :)

09-03-2008, 06:50 PM
You know you can do all that in FF right? ;)

no but I also never have tried that with any browser I just stumbled on it with chrome.

Jm Boyd
09-03-2008, 07:04 PM
I don’t think anyone with any reasonable amount of intelligence will want to use it after this news gets around…


DO NOT INSTALL CHROME UNTIL YOU READ THE “TERMS OF USE” FOR IT CLOSELY!!! …Unless, you don’t mind having your privacy invaded, giving up your intellectual property rights, and getting unwanted advertising shoved down your throat.

09-03-2008, 07:09 PM
I like the fact, you can save your passwords & stuff as you delete the cache history, and the cookies.
You do know that FireFox does this too, right?

So far I'm impressed with it. Pages load fast, there isn't a lot of onscreen fluff and there is more viewable website realestate. It also seems to be taking up about 1k less memory than FF 3.0.1.

Not too bad so far. I can't wait to really put it through its paces.

09-03-2008, 07:25 PM
no but I also never have tried that with any browser I just stumbled on it with chrome.

I was just f***ing with ya, I know you don't like FF. You do need an extension (TabMixPlus) to do that in FF though.

09-03-2008, 07:34 PM
Gee, Chrome, another browser to play with. Millions of guinea pigs testing this new software out for Google.

It doesn't make my life any more productive and my clients will experience problems and ask ME for tech support on it. My response will be it's new and in beta, so I don't recommend it at this point but use it if you must.

I will wait six months before I start to take it seriously. I don't see why we need another one at this point.

09-03-2008, 09:00 PM
I used Chrome for about five minutes, then went back to FireFox.
The rendering engine doesn't have a "true" zoom feature. I do some casual, lazy web surfing from my couch on my media center/lcd tv and use FF3 to zoom in to display text and images so I can actually read them.
When I zoom in on chrome, it just enlarges the text, while keeping images and all other elements the same size messing up the layout of the page.

I just installed it on another system, it might work better on a regular sized screen...

09-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Anyone heard any rumors on a release of Chrome for a Mac? Thx in advance!


09-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Anyone heard any rumors on a release of Chrome for a Mac? Thx in advance!

There don't have to be rumors. Google has said that they're making a version of Chrome for linux and mac, it's just not done at this point.

09-04-2008, 07:31 PM
LoL Google Chrome just crashed on me. I had Chrome open with a couple of tabs open then had a incognito window open. Then all of a sudden I get a message saying whoa google chrome has just crashed. It is fast at some things but it seems like it lags sometimes when trying to go to another tab from a tab that is having problems. I also am not use to the open in new tab being at the top where as in FF its the second one from the top.
I am with most of everyone else on giving it 6 or so months then see how it is.

09-09-2008, 01:17 AM
I applaud Google for making the effort. You have to start somewhere. I think Google needed this platform to expand their business and it makes a lot of sense for them to start at point "A", make the browser of their dreams and start adding to it. It seems to have all the plugins, etc. When all is said and done for 99% of the world a browser is just a browser. Maybe we'll eventually have less problems with malware, etc.

09-09-2008, 05:28 AM
I quite liked it but as expected its still buggy. I found a flash movie wouldnt load but it loaded fine under Firefox. It also desperately needs themes.

The concept though is good. Web browsing direct off the server has to have benefits.

My main concern with it is the privacy aspect. Google already has access to enough personal data. The potential impact for misuse of this data only increases with its new browser. Its something that I will look into further before I would consider using it as my main web viewer, once it has its bugs ironed out.

09-09-2008, 08:00 AM
I don't know if was the site or the browser making that message.

If I want simple and user friendly, I'll stick with my Safari. Opera is my main browser so I'll be sticking to that (a great RSS feed manager, torrent manager, and IRC support). Maybe Chrome won't have RSS feeds since Google has a feed service already? I see the goal of Chrome, but it's not for me (and I uninstalled it and started getting update messages which I guess means there are still files on my computer).

This new browser will likely hurt Firefox the most since they're both "alternative" browsers.

09-10-2008, 12:50 AM
Using it right now but on lots of sites my bills are on it does not work correctly. Also was using to fill out some online resumes and it crashed. Overall I like the look and feel. Not too sure about the integrated download manager ... it's just a little different than what I'm used to. My browser of choice is usually Opera.

09-11-2008, 08:44 AM
I prefer the Opera way since it supports torrents. Makes it easier to view and manage.

09-11-2008, 08:51 PM
There are some things it just will not do but I have started using it more regularly and found it to be smoking fast compared to IE. No surprise there. I'm still figuring it out but so far, I'm impressed.

Edit: I really like the ability to drag a tab out of the main browser window. Often when I am researching I will run multiple browser windows with several tabs, each relating to a different issue. The ability to drag tabs back and forth makes it easier to keept things organized.

09-16-2008, 03:06 PM
It has no sense of security at all. I don't like it at all. Especially when the fix bugs found within the 1st week and google refused to say what they fix, makes me wonder.

I will stick to my FF.
any one know where the name " chrome" came from?;)

09-21-2008, 11:57 PM
Just tested it, seems quick but very basic. I guess we will have to wait another 6months and see then.