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magnumfreak
09-02-2008, 07:12 PM
Just installed it. So far I am really impressed. It is a really good web browser and really fast. Here is a link for the download: http://www.google.com/chrome

Don't check the box that lets google track where you have been, it is not required to use chrome so what you do is none of their business.

Oh, it has a built in spell checker! Me like so far.

eomrat
09-02-2008, 08:48 PM
Did you switch from IE? Just curious cause I use Firefox and am very happy with it. Willing to give Chrome a try though.

magnumfreak
09-02-2008, 08:57 PM
yeah was using IE but I still have it on the computer. So far I am liking chrome.

StressMonkey
09-02-2008, 09:18 PM
I like it, but they can pry my Firefox extensions from my cold, dead hands.

One thing about Chrome that is cool is that you can hit shift-esc and see a task list of your tabs. If one tabs hangs it is a separate process that can be killed without killing the other tabs.

eomrat
09-02-2008, 09:22 PM
I like it, but they can pry my Firefox extensions from my cold, dead hands.

One thing about Chrome that is cool is that you can hit shift-esc and see a task list of your tabs. If one tabs hangs it is a separate process that can be killed without killing the other tabs.

I read about that today. That alone makes it well worth the switch

djl_ottawa
09-03-2008, 07:16 AM
I installed it on my test machine at home (the one I don't mind mucking up) but I enjoy Firefox to much and their added extentions so I won't be switching.

But, I have to admit that it's as slick little program so far and seems way better then IE, but Firefox still blows it out of the water (and yes I know that firefox has been around for years :>)

StressMonkey
09-03-2008, 08:05 AM
I lol'ed when I read that an example of use of their "stealth mode" would be someone who is planning a surprise birthday party.

phikappa
09-03-2008, 09:22 AM
I'm using it now and it's pretty damn fast. There are some nice features as well. Hopefully, it won't be in beta too long.

phikappa
09-03-2008, 09:23 AM
I lol'ed when I read that an example of use of their "stealth mode" would be someone who is planning a surprise birthday party.

LOL! A porn birthday party.

NotTooLate
09-03-2008, 09:37 AM
I like it, but they can pry my Firefox extensions from my cold, dead hands.

One thing about Chrome that is cool is that you can hit shift-esc and see a task list of your tabs. If one tabs hangs it is a separate process that can be killed without killing the other tabs.

With Firefox if you have to unexpectedly close your tabs it asks you next time you open the program if you want your previous session restored and it brings it back for you. Also in firefox if you're typing and your browser closes accidentally or your computer shuts down (mine does from overheating, it needs cleaning :/ ) then when you open your browser again it brings back what you typed even though it wasn't saved so you don't have to retype it! I don't think there is any browser out there that can beat Firefox.

phikappa
09-03-2008, 10:12 AM
With Firefox if you have to unexpectedly close your tabs it asks you next time you open the program if you want your previous session restored and it brings it back for you. Also in firefox if you're typing and your browser closes accidentally or your computer shuts down (mine does from overheating, it needs cleaning :/ ) then when you open your browser again it brings back what you typed even though it wasn't saved so you don't have to retype it! I don't think there is any browser out there that can beat Firefox.

I believe Chrome does this as well.

SP1966
09-03-2008, 10:23 AM
So far I really like it. I normally use Firefox and like the extensions, but this is real nice and very fast!

magnumfreak
09-03-2008, 10:52 AM
There are a couple of things I have noticed but nothing major so far. When I click on the link to give someone rep points instead of a nice drop down, it just goes to a separate page. Same with clicking on someones username. No big deal just a difference I have noticed.

With chrome it keeps track of your most visited pages and when you open a new tab they are on your display, just click and go. I like that feature.

Firefox is a great browser, no doubt about that. They have come a long way since the beginning.

StressMonkey
09-03-2008, 07:57 PM
LOL, those crazy Google guys/gals have a sense of humor. Type "about:internets" in the address bar. The Internet *IS* a series of tubes after all!


I don't think there is any browser out there that can beat Firefox.

Oh yes. Firefox is the one for me!

USMC_88
09-04-2008, 02:12 PM
it's having a major issue working with Symantec...developers are looking into it now.

Marius_Ursus
09-04-2008, 02:16 PM
I read on one of the news stories about it yesterday that supposedly you can use it with all the Google apps, essentially making Microsoft's bloated OS obsolete. I don't know how much stock I put in that statement. I'm just reporting what I read.

phikappa
09-04-2008, 02:17 PM
it's having a major issue working with Symantec...developers are looking into it now.

I have Symantec and it works fine. However, my PC support guy has the latest version and was having problems. He had to add "--no-sandbox" (or something like that) to his shortcut. Worked fine after that.

Capt_Lou
09-04-2008, 02:20 PM
LOL, those crazy Google guys/gals have a sense of humor. Type "about:internets" in the address bar. The Internet *IS* a series of tubes after all!



Oh yes. Firefox is the one for me!

Yep I only use firefox, with script blocker and add blocker. I have not had a Anti-virus in over a year. I also only use Gmail on my machine and don't open anything that is not from a known site.

No problems what so ever.

SP1966
09-04-2008, 02:43 PM
Yep I only use firefox, with script blocker and add blocker. I have not had a Anti-virus in over a year. I also only use Gmail on my machine and don't open anything that is not from a known site.

No problems what so ever.

LOL... www.edited.com