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the Talking Can
09-02-2008, 09:19 AM
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

HC_Chief
09-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Google is successful because they use common sense and simplicity in design. :thumb:

Simply Red
09-02-2008, 09:40 AM
Google is successful because they use common sense and simplicity in design. :thumb:

yeah, but Amazon is still the best site ever. JMO, heh...

Fish
09-02-2008, 09:41 AM
Damn.... did we really need 40 pages of retarted cartoons to get the message across?

Buehler445
09-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Damn.... did we really need 40 pages of retarted cartoons to get the message across?

You got to page 40?

Posted via Mobile Device

Fish
09-02-2008, 11:30 AM
You got to page 40?

Posted via Mobile Device

Page 38.... I was rounding up....

Simply Red
09-02-2008, 11:38 AM
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

I'm not trying to be a dick, but can you please just tell what the point is? Or, is it worth reading the whole thing?

HC_Chief
09-02-2008, 11:50 AM
I'm not trying to be a dick, but can you please just tell what the point is? Or, is it worth reading the whole thing?

New browser by Google. Smart design. Will be the first "next gen" browser. Faster, more stable, secure.

Introduction to cloud-based computing via HTML interface.

morphius
09-02-2008, 12:08 PM
I just want to know if it is multiplatform, if it is I will give it a try, especially if it has google sync.

Saulbadguy
09-02-2008, 12:19 PM
So where the **** do I download it at?

morphius
09-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Never mind, sounds like they are working on Linux and MAC still, so until they get that worked out, I'm not even gonna bother.

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 12:33 PM
So where the **** do I download it at?

thats what i was gonna say. heh

Dumbasses!!! http://google.com/chrome

penguinz
09-02-2008, 12:52 PM
Posting from Chrome now. It is a very fast browser.

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 12:59 PM
what the **** is the code here for Strikethrough?

The Rick
09-02-2008, 01:05 PM
Posting from Chrome now. It is a very fast browser.
I agree. So far, I like it. It does seem very fast!

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 01:08 PM
especially on Chiefs planet... my problem is the MOST VISITED pages will be plastered by porn and my kid will NEVER be able to use this browser.

morphius
09-02-2008, 01:14 PM
especially on Chiefs planet... my problem is the MOST VISITED pages will be plastered by porn and my kid will NEVER be able to use this browser.
Put chiefsplanet in your private browsing...

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Yeah, the incognito Browsing FTW!!! that is very nice!

Simply Red
09-02-2008, 01:33 PM
what the **** is the code here for Strikethrough?

google it our something, lazy-ass!

Simply Red
09-02-2008, 01:34 PM
:D

Simply Red
09-02-2008, 01:34 PM
especially on Chiefs planet... my problem is the MOST VISITED pages will be plastered by porn and my kid will NEVER be able to use this browser.

ROFL

DaFace
09-02-2008, 01:41 PM
Damn...this thing's fast as hell.

Short Leash Hootie
09-02-2008, 01:45 PM
holy shit man, this is going to BLOW firefox off this planet...this is fast as hell...

Short Leash Hootie
09-02-2008, 01:50 PM
ran into my first problem...I generally browse from 15 feet away while at home...so I blow up the page a whole lot...it doesn't seem to respond very well horizontally...it expands vertically just fine...but mozilla still handles this better horizontally...if that makes any sense.

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 01:54 PM
google it our something, lazy-ass!


I did, Glitter boy. Neither blah or blah work

jiveturkey
09-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Not bad at all. I dig the speed but how much faster is it that FF3?

Is there an ad blocker? Is there a way to pin my bookmarks?

Short Leash Hootie
09-02-2008, 02:04 PM
how do you surf incognito...can't seem to find it

Short Leash Hootie
09-02-2008, 02:09 PM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6887/incognitodd3.jpg
ROFL

I love Google's dry humor...

Saulbadguy
09-02-2008, 02:09 PM
It uses IE's proxy settings - that's lame.

DaFace
09-02-2008, 02:13 PM
I did, Glitter boy. Neither blah or blah work

It's not a built-in feature. I added it just for you, though as the "strike" tag. Feel special.

Saulbadguy
09-02-2008, 02:33 PM
It also uses the IE history.

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 02:38 PM
It's not a built-in feature. I added it just for you, though as the "strike" tag. Feel special.

Hey thanks. I think it will add to my sarcasm ability. Plus, I have seen Psicosis use it recently... dunno how he/she/it did it though.

DaFace
09-02-2008, 02:39 PM
Hey thanks. I think it will add to my sarcasm ability. Plus, I have seen Psicosis use it recently... dunno how he/she/it did it though.

You could do it using HTML.

Ari Chi3fs
09-02-2008, 02:39 PM
It crashed on me while I was surfing Spankwire

uh, I mean, while I was in incognito mode.

Guru
09-02-2008, 04:35 PM
man, don't like it at all. It won't even let me browse back up on my mousepad slidebar. It will scroll down but not back up.

Fruit Ninja
09-03-2008, 12:02 AM
I think i have a new browser.

Ultra Peanut
09-03-2008, 02:13 AM
look at this ****ing browser

this browser's got processes goddam

Saulbadguy
09-03-2008, 07:00 AM
Don't like how it ties in with internet explorer.

penguinz
09-03-2008, 07:39 AM
Don't like how it ties in with internet explorer.It doesn't.

Molitoth
09-03-2008, 07:48 AM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20080902/chrome_subbenchmark_png.PNG

morphius
09-03-2008, 08:27 AM
It doesn't.
Yup, that is windows integration, not IE integration. Though I would prefer to be able to set my own proxy, maybe incognito mode would be a good place for a feature like that as well.

Deberg_1990
09-03-2008, 10:12 AM
So why does everyone like this product so much?


Oh yea, its not Microsoft, so automatically its good.

Saulbadguy
09-03-2008, 10:17 AM
Yup, that is windows integration, not IE integration. Though I would prefer to be able to set my own proxy, maybe incognito mode would be a good place for a feature like that as well.

I see it as IE integration - but maybe i'm missing something. When I surf in Windows Internet Explorer, it records my history in IE, and Google Chrome. When I set my proxy settings in IE, it sets them in Chrome.

Saulbadguy
09-03-2008, 10:20 AM
Very frustrating with the proxy settings, our proxy settings are pushed out via group policy, so I can't remove it like I can in Firefox.

jiveturkey
09-03-2008, 10:39 AM
I've been playing with it for the last day or so and I think that I'll stick with Firefox.

the Talking Can
09-03-2008, 10:40 AM
Interesting review (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/09/03/review.chrome.ap/index.html)of how browsers handle flash....

Review: Google's Chrome needs more polish

By Peter Svensson

NEW YORK (AP) -- Google Inc.'s new Web browser, called Chrome, does much of what a browser needs to do these days: It presents a sleek appearance, groups pages into easy-to-manage "tabs" and offers several ways for people to control their Internet privacy settings.


Google's Chrome browser will hog your computer's processor more than the new Internet Explorer 8.

Yet my initial tests reveal that this "beta," or preliminary release, falls short of Google's goals, and is outdone in an important measure by the latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer.

Chrome is a challenge to Microsoft's browser, used by about three-quarters of Web surfers. But it could equally be called a challenge to Microsoft's Office software suite, because what Google really wants to do is to make the browser a stable and flexible platform that can do practically everything we want to do with a computer, from word processing and e-mail to photo editing.

To strengthen that effort, Chrome was designed to improve on the way other browsers handle JavaScript, one of the technologies used to make Web pages more interactive and more like desktop software applications. Google's online word processing and spreadsheet programs use this technology, but it's also very widely deployed on Web pages to do less sophisticated things, like drop-down menus.

At first blush, Google's focus on JavaScript makes sense. JavaScript can eat up computer processor power, and if poorly used by a Web site, can bring down the browser. One of the things Chrome promises is that if one browser tab crashes, it won't take down the whole program.

Chrome also has some cosmetic differences from Internet Explorer and Firefox, like putting the tabs at the very top of the window. That's a nice move, but it's the browser's performance that really matters to me. And this is where Chrome's attention to JavaScript might miss the point.

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At work, I often have 40 or 50 tabs open in Firefox, grouped in different windows depending on which topic they pertain to. Frequently, Firefox would slow down all the other applications on my computer, then seize up completely.

At first I thought JavaScript was to blame, and blocked it from running. But that made many sites unusable, and it didn't help: The browser still froze.

It turns out the culprit is not JavaScript but another technology used to make Web pages more interactive: Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash plug-in. It's the program-within-a-program that plays YouTube videos and those annoying "splash" pages that some sites employ to dazzle you with animations before letting you do anything useful on the site.

Flash is a tremendous resource hog in Firefox, eating up processor time to the point where there is nothing left for other programs. It does this even if you're not actively doing anything. Merely having a YouTube page open on your screen will suck power from your computer's central processing unit, or CPU. This is outrageous behavior for a browser. It's my CPU and I want it back.

Luckily, there's a small add-on program for Firefox that lets the user prevent Flash files from running automatically when a page loads, and it turns Firefox into a stable, efficient browser.

What does this mean on Chrome? Well, it has the same problem. It lets sites running Flash take over your computer's resources. It doesn't hog the CPU quite as bad as with Firefox, but in a way, it's more serious, because unlike with Firefox, there's no way to stop Flash from running. Chrome's controls are quite bare-bones, perhaps because it's still in "beta."

On the plus side, Chrome allows you to diagnose problems with runaway plug-ins easily, because it tells you exactly which pages are consuming which resources. Had I been able to do this with Firefox, it would have saved me from months of browser troubles.

So which one comes out smelling like roses? The beta of Internet Explorer 8, released just last week.

When playing a YouTube video, Firefox 3 took up 95 percent of the CPU time on a three-year old laptop running Windows XP.

Chrome came in at 60 percent -- still too much. Especially since Google owns YouTube! You'd think it could make its browser work well with that site in particular.

Internet Explorer barely broke a sweat, taking up just a few percent.

When I told each browser to load eight pages, some of which were heavy with Flash and graphics, Firefox took 17 seconds and ended with a continuous CPU load of 50 percent. That means it took up half of my available processing power, even if I wasn't looking at any of the pages.

Chrome loaded them the fastest, at 12 seconds, and ended with a CPU load of about 40 percent.

Internet Explorer 8 took 13 seconds to load, but ended with no CPU load at all.

So while Chrome's performance is a little better than that of Firefox, in practical terms, it is far less useful, because it lacks the broad array of third-party add-ons programs like Flashblock that make Firefox so customizable. With time, it might catch up, but in the meantime, I'd recommend giving the new Internet Explorer a spin.

JBucc
09-03-2008, 10:45 AM
Meh. It's fast but I want something customizable. Plus no ad-ons, extensions etc. I'll stick with FF as well.

Molitoth
09-03-2008, 11:15 AM
FAST!

Shag
09-03-2008, 11:50 AM
So why does everyone like this product so much?


Oh yea, its not Microsoft, so automatically its good.

It's extremely fast, clean interface, a crashing tab won't kill the entire browser. It's not yet ready to my main browser, but it's Beta 1 of a new browser that shows some definite promise. At minimum, it should push development of some of these same features into existing browsers. What's not to like?

I'm fairly neutral towards MS, but IE is complete crap.

Mr Luzcious
09-03-2008, 12:56 PM
It has potential, but firefox is definitely superior for now.

Fruit Ninja
09-03-2008, 01:05 PM
It's extremely fast, clean interface, a crashing tab won't kill the entire browser. It's not yet ready to my main browser, but it's Beta 1 of a new browser that shows some definite promise. At minimum, it should push development of some of these same features into existing browsers. What's not to like?

I'm fairly neutral towards MS, but IE is complete crap.

I love how simple and clean it looks. I hate looking up at the toolbars and see'ing about 100 different things up there. I just want my tabs and my favorites and thats it. Once they put a few more features in like Ad Block. I will fully turn to using their browser only.

KCCHIEFS27
09-03-2008, 01:50 PM
What is interesting is that Google is the exclusive search engine for Firefox. Google actually hired Firefox' lead engineer in 2005 and then he was the one working on Chrome. For those that enjoy Firefox, they are already planning on releasing a newer FASTER version before the end of the year.

irishjayhawk
09-03-2008, 01:59 PM
If Firefox used WebKit and had Safari's text rendering, I'd use it all the time.

It doesn't. So I don't.

ceebz
09-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Take a look at Chrome's EULA:

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.

http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-eula-claims-ownership-of-everything-you-create-on-chrome-from-blog-posts-to-emails

Frosty
09-03-2008, 03:40 PM
For those that enjoy Firefox, they are already planning on releasing a newer FASTER version before the end of the year.

Good, because it slowed down a lot after V3.0.

Chrome seemed pretty cool (and very fast) but definitely isn't ready for prime time yet.

The Rick
09-04-2008, 08:19 AM
Take a look at Chrome's EULA:

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.

http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-eula-claims-ownership-of-everything-you-create-on-chrome-from-blog-posts-to-emails

Google has already said "my bad" and is changing it.

Jawshco
09-06-2008, 03:19 PM
I wonder why some of the videos especially Quicktime won't work for me with Google Chrome. The all work fine with my SBC Yahoo Explorer, but not with Google or FF. It's weird.

irishjayhawk
09-06-2008, 09:37 PM
So why does everyone like this product so much?


Oh yea, its not Microsoft, so automatically its good.

Because it's redefining the operating system. It's starting the movement from desktop computing to "cloud" computing. It's a new wrinkle in the browser department.

And if MS hadn't sat on their asses for years with IE 6, I might agree with your "it's not Microsoft so it's automatically good". They lost at their own game.

Smed1065
09-07-2008, 04:14 AM
Had to uninstall, got slow and using max CPU. Will try after beta.

Otter
09-07-2008, 10:08 AM
Nice clean browser, noticeably faster on java intensive sites and great for browsing "clean" sites such as this one. However take it to a site like imdb.com where ads, flash and pop ups are out of control and we're back to the same fundamental reasons I left IE.

I've become so addicted to Firefox's ability to implement custom extensions such as Ad Block, Flash Block, Grease Monkey and (*cough, cough*) Customize Google to clean up bad web site design that I don't think I could ever go back.

As Morphius mentioned I'm not going to be using too extensively until I could install it on my home Linux system where I do all my web stuff. I haven't had a virus, spyware or any other malicious or unwanted installs since....ever on the Linux system.

I'm pretty sure those addons will be available in the near future though. I read in Linux today they are releasing the source code.

http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2008-09-07-001-35-OS-RL

I just went back and read that...good Lord I sound like I'm reviewing a movie. I'm a dork.

alnorth
09-17-2008, 12:18 PM
Think I've got a new browser now. I've been using IE7, I dont heavily modify it I just want a simple browser thats rock solid. IE7 had the annoying habit of bogging down over time until it forces a crash. I dont mind losing a tab, but dont force me to end the whole explorer process.

irishjayhawk
09-17-2008, 01:21 PM
Think I've got a new browser now. I've been using IE7, I dont heavily modify it I just want a simple browser thats rock solid. IE7 had the annoying habit of bogging down over time until it forces a crash. I dont mind losing a tab, but dont force me to end the whole explorer process.

That should have been the clue that IE was not the browser for you.

Fruit Ninja
05-19-2010, 12:27 PM
Google bought space on espn.com for google chrome. Nice.