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menikmati
09-01-2008, 09:42 PM
New Google web browser (called Chrome) should be out for beta testing tomorrow. I'm excited.....I usually love anything google does (gmail, maps, earth, blah blah). Of course, nothing wrong with firefox, so its really just another browser to flood the market and make checking web development even more time consuming with checking through ANOTHER browser. But I'll check it out nonetheless.

http://www.google.com/chrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome

menikmati
09-02-2008, 12:31 PM
I like it so far.

thewindowliquor
09-02-2008, 12:33 PM
Oh shit. Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to d/l this as soon as I get back to work.

downingthief
09-02-2008, 12:52 PM
Erik, how is it comparing to Firefox? I can't download it at work.

amyzzz
09-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Chrome is my favorite album of all time.

menikmati
09-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Biggest difference so far is the memory usage...firefox rapes my computers resources (like 155-200,000k at a time!!! - uncalled for)...Chrome ain't like that all, at least from what I see...plus each tab is treated like its own window kind of, so if one dies it doesn't kill the whole browser (which is an awesome feature - no more huge crashes).

The layout is cool too....I like how tabs are at the very top...it doesn't seem as cluttered as Firefox. Plus I like how Form fields are highlighted so you know when and if it's okay to hit enter or not.

So far I like it...I wouldn't have a problem using this as my default. I can't stand Safari, or IE, or Opera...so it's really between this and firefox, and so far, props to google.

Obviously the biggest reason people will wanna stick with Firefox is because of their extensions they've added on, but those will all come to Chrome in time too.

downingthief
09-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Call me Crank.

downingthief
09-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Biggest difference so far is the memory usage...firefox rapes my computers resources (like 155-200,000k at a time!!! - uncalled for)...Chrome ain't like that all, at least from what I see...plus each tab is treated like its own window kind of, so if one dies it doesn't kill the whole browser (which is an awesome feature - no more huge crashes).

The layout is cool too....I like how tabs are at the very top...it doesn't seem as cluttered as Firefox. Plus I like how Form fields are highlighted so you know when and if it's okay to hit enter or not.

So far I like it...I wouldn't have a problem using this as my default. I can't stand Safari, or IE, or Opera...so it's really between this and firefox, and so far, props to google.

Sweet. I will have to check it out tonight.

CuervoPH
09-02-2008, 01:17 PM
"I've got a nice web browser...
I love to search message boards...
Mama, don't take my Google Chrome away..."

shakermaker113
09-02-2008, 01:20 PM
what the hell is this incognito window buisness?

thewindowliquor
09-02-2008, 01:20 PM
Yeah, so I just installed Chrome. I'm using it right now. Compared to Opera and Firemox, it is much less resource intensive. The interface is pretty streamlined. It almost looks like Safari. It seems pretty dope though.

menikmati
09-02-2008, 01:23 PM
what the hell is this incognito window buisness?

Seems like a cool feature (though it's not new - I think the new IE has it too), so whatever you browse or do in incognito, nothing is logged on your computer at all - no history, temp files, nothing.

Tylerdurden31
09-02-2008, 01:28 PM
I'm a fan of the Create Application Shortcut feature

Young blood
09-02-2008, 01:39 PM
Seems like a cool feature (though it's not new - I think the new IE has it too), so whatever you browse or do in incognito, nothing is logged on your computer at all - no history, temp files, nothing.

wouldnt your history still be logged on their servers?

captncrzy
09-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Some guy in the next cube was shouting "omg, I got chrome, I got chrome" about an hour ago. I was wondering what the hell he was talking about.

bmack86
09-02-2008, 01:57 PM
I like it. I like that there's less clutter, as Erik pointed out, than Firefox. The larger page is nice. Less CPU usage is also really nice.

shakermaker113
09-02-2008, 02:03 PM
the 'go to first new post' links on threads on this message board don't seem to work in chrome. it always takes me too far down the page.

that's a pretty major flaw if I were to switch over entirely.

I like its ability to resize the text box I am typing in here.

boarderwoozel3
09-02-2008, 02:11 PM
Incognito mode... haha... aka. porn mode.

iv3rdawG
09-02-2008, 02:30 PM
It takes forever to add a bookmark and YouTube crashed for me. I can't scroll with my mouse 3 button either when I hold it down.

fatbastard
09-02-2008, 03:11 PM
Running 2000 at work.

boarderwoozel3
09-02-2008, 04:34 PM
I've been using chrome all day and it's noticeably faster than my old browser. I'm quite content.

cbrl23
09-03-2008, 12:05 AM
No Chrome for Mac

boarderwoozel3
09-03-2008, 12:15 AM
rut-ro

wmgaretjax
09-03-2008, 12:28 AM
I sit in OS X and linux most of the time, but I gave chrome a test whirl on my XP partition and it's pretty nice. Very elegant and fast as fuck. I'm excited for it to move out of beta and drift over to os x and linux.

boarderwoozel3
09-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Chrome is fancy stuff for me, fast etc. (I was using internet explorer) Linux is so out of my league.

wmgaretjax
09-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Linux is so out of my league.

People say that, but there are varying degrees of linux immersion. Some versions are about as easy as windows or os x, some are a total pain in the ass.

captncrzy
09-03-2008, 08:32 AM
I'm running Chrome at work; I love that it saves your commonly visited web pages on the home page so all I have to do is click on the picture. Not noticing any speed difference though.

SFChrissy
09-03-2008, 08:53 AM
It takes forever to add a bookmark ...I can't scroll with my mouse 3 button either when I hold it down. I'm having these issues also...I don't like the size and font...everything looks kinda wacky...

SFChrissy
09-03-2008, 08:54 AM
buttons on this board are rearranged in chrome...

orbit
09-03-2008, 09:34 AM
firefox rapes my computers resources (like 155-200,000k at a time!!! - uncalled for)...

yeah, and since i instaled ff3, it has been crashing more often. but i think that's more because the 15 tabs i keep open at a time and don't close for days.

if you type "about:%" in chrome, it will crash the whole browser, not only one tab. and no adware extension is a fail. hopefully they will fix all these things soon.

shakermaker113
09-03-2008, 09:53 AM
if you type "about:%" in chrome, it will crash the whole browser, not only one tab. and no adware extension is a fail. hopefully they will fix all these things soon.

this is why google release everything as 'beta'.

thewindowliquor
09-03-2008, 10:06 AM
Yeah... so, I just uninstalled Chrome. Here's why:

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

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/09/chromeeula.png

menikmati
09-03-2008, 10:41 AM
That's the same shit you find in iTunes, Youtube, Photoshop, Gmail and more....this is nothing new, and isn't gonna be an issue. Once again, just dumb blogs full of people with too much time on their hands and dumb thinking.

bmack86
09-03-2008, 10:46 AM
That's what we call overreacting. They're not going to post your emails all over tha intanetzz

Young blood
09-03-2008, 10:50 AM
The gov is going to swoop in on google and own your info.

menikmati
09-03-2008, 10:51 AM
and the black helicopters are gonna get us too

Young blood
09-03-2008, 10:55 AM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/general_short/google_conspiracy.jpg

SFChrissy
09-03-2008, 10:56 AM
CLASSIQUE!!!

shakermaker113
09-03-2008, 11:19 AM
That's the same shit you find in iTunes, Youtube, Photoshop, Gmail and more....this is nothing new, and isn't gonna be an issue. Once again, just dumb blogs full of people with too much time on their hands and dumb thinking.

umm... well you can't post anything through itunes, and I'm pretty sure that Adobe don't retain the rights to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute everything that is created in photoshop.

I don't know about youtube or gmail.

I'm a little confused by the statement actually. it says we retain copyright and any other rights in content which we submit, but at the same time we give google the right to do anything they want with it. I don't see how those can both be true.

wmgaretjax
09-03-2008, 11:56 AM
umm... well you can't post anything through itunes, and I'm pretty sure that Adobe don't retain the rights to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute everything that is created in photoshop.


The Photoshop EULA has the same clause...

shakermaker113
09-03-2008, 11:59 AM
The Photoshop EULA has the same clause...

hm. good to know. thanks.

bmack86
09-03-2008, 12:18 PM
umm... well you can't post anything through itunes, and I'm pretty sure that Adobe don't retain the rights to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute everything that is created in photoshop.

I don't know about youtube or gmail.

I'm a little confused by the statement actually. it says we retain copyright and any other rights in content which we submit, but at the same time we give google the right to do anything they want with it. I don't see how those can both be true.

It basically is allowing them to operate a browser. It's a little weird thing where, since the browser is just a portal, they have to have temporary rights to send out the electronic transmission of your information. By using their browser, you're giving them the rights to electronically send all the info you're sending out, thus they have to do all the things you've listed above, because, if they didn't, they couldn't send pages out.

At least, that's what I gathered from reading some of the EULA stuff.

wmgaretjax
09-03-2008, 12:24 PM
It basically is allowing them to operate a browser. It's a little weird thing where, since the browser is just a portal, they have to have temporary rights to send out the electronic transmission of your information. By using their browser, you're giving them the rights to electronically send all the info you're sending out, thus they have to do all the things you've listed above, because, if they didn't, they couldn't send pages out.

At least, that's what I gathered from reading some of the EULA stuff.

That's how I understood it as well.

It's not uncommon in this day and age for people to flip the fuck out after reading EULAs when they don't really understand the implications or reasons for various clauses that might appear suspect. This happens ever couple months with a hyped piece of software...

The places where people should really pay attention are things like Facebook etc... And to some degree Gmail and Hotmail...

Blinken
09-03-2008, 04:39 PM
It is being deleted from the EULA

Google has responded with haste to the huge outcry about a section in Chrome's EULA that gives Google "a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license" to do all kinds of dirty stuff—in public no less—to content you post through Chrome. Rebecca Ward, Senior Product Counsel for Google Chrome, told Ars that it's actually an oopsie from basically copying and pasting the same EULA it uses in other products, and that they're updating it as fast as they can to remove the ridiculous terms.

She says that Google is "working quickly to remove language from Section 11 of the current Google Chrome terms of service. This change will apply retroactively to all users who have downloaded Google Chrome."
It's not that I don't trust Google, but the Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V explanation ("this means that the legal terms for a specific product may include terms that don't apply well to the use of that product") seems like an odd oversight for a product in secret, heavy development for close to two years. (If you're interested in Chrome, read Steven Levy's deep inside feature about its birth, it's great.)

Either way, whether Google knew it was in there and hoped it would slide—though I can't see a reason for that—or it was an honest mistake, it'll be fixed soon. [Ars]

amyzzz
09-03-2008, 05:43 PM
Funny.

M Sparks
09-03-2008, 11:30 PM
each tab is treated like its own window kind of, so if one dies it doesn't kill the whole browser (which is an awesome feature - no more huge crashes).

That's fantastic. I must check it out.

I can't imagine what it must be like to deal with browser incompatibility for a living. It's so ridiculous. I was trying to put together something simple for a business referral group I'm in. I put in a little SPRY accordion panel... looked great. I was so proud of myself to do something beyond basic 1994 style HTML. Dreamweaver says there's no compatibility issues, so I throw it online. NOPE...Internet Explorer couldn't handle it at all.

I did get it fixed (had to update SPRY), but it still looks like crap in IE. It flickers and jumps. Looks perfect in Firefox (and Safari, I'm told.)

thewindowliquor
09-03-2008, 11:35 PM
It's not that I don't trust Google, but the Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V explanation ("this means that the legal terms for a specific product may include terms that don't apply well to the use of that product") seems like an odd oversight for a product in secret, heavy development for close to two years.

It's really not that far fetched. I work in software development, and one of our EULAs once referred to itself as another piece of software entirely. ie, our EULA was copy/pasted from the EULA of our competitor's software, including the name of their software. we caught it in time, but it was dangerously close to shipping like that.


Also, when I uninstalled Chrome, it was from my computer at work. My boss sent out a company wide email mandating the uninstall, along with the story explaining why. I work with some pretty copyright intensive shit, and we can't take any chances.

allyjoy
09-04-2008, 12:29 AM
no chrome for mac :(

invisiblerobots
09-04-2008, 03:18 PM
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/2008/09/custom_1220479065475_Picture3-6.png

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/2008/09/custom_1220479077409_Picture6-1.png

menikmati
09-04-2008, 03:35 PM
That's fantastic. I must check it out.

I can't imagine what it must be like to deal with browser incompatibility for a living. It's so ridiculous. I was trying to put together something simple for a business referral group I'm in. I put in a little SPRY accordion panel... looked great. I was so proud of myself to do something beyond basic 1994 style HTML. Dreamweaver says there's no compatibility issues, so I throw it online. NOPE...Internet Explorer couldn't handle it at all.

I did get it fixed (had to update SPRY), but it still looks like crap in IE. It flickers and jumps. Looks perfect in Firefox (and Safari, I'm told.)

only browser that ever gives me trouble is IE6.

idrive1life
09-04-2008, 04:00 PM
cool

Wheres the beef?
09-04-2008, 04:36 PM
no chrome for mac :(

Yeah no linux love either.

idrive1life
09-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Woot!


Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s139/idrive1life/chrome_subbenchmark_png.png

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10030888-92.html?tag=rtcol;pop

Indeed.

captncrzy
09-05-2008, 06:48 PM
Chrome has crashed a few times on me since I downloaded it. It's pissing me off.

thewindowliquor
09-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Chrome has crashed a few times on me since I downloaded it. It's pissing me off.

QFT

iv3rdawG
09-06-2008, 09:17 AM
Chrome has crashed a few times on me since I downloaded it. It's pissing me off.

Same here. And it still has the same problems as I stated before. Sticking with Firefox.

westcoastpirate
01-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Fuck Firefox, all about the Chrome action

zenidogx
01-19-2009, 07:29 PM
yayz for chrome

westcoastpirate
01-19-2009, 07:31 PM
Chrome works unbelievably good with this Board

jazzz
01-19-2009, 07:39 PM
everybody should own a copy or two of CHROME "Half Machine Lip Moves"

westcoastpirate
01-19-2009, 07:53 PM
I'll have to check out that Chrome album

shakermaker113
01-20-2009, 10:20 AM
Chrome works unbelievably good with this Board

I found otherwise. whenever I clicked the 'go to new post' link I would be taken to the right page of the thread, but it would scroll far too much down the page. it was a pain trying to find the actual first new post. at that point, chrome was fired.

westcoastpirate
01-20-2009, 05:47 PM
I agree the scroll is sensitive but you can get used to it

OutOfmYminD
01-20-2009, 05:52 PM
I use chrome as my default at home. Honestly I'm just too lazy to change it now. Still I tend to prefer google products to their counter parts anyway.

menikmati
01-20-2009, 05:52 PM
Opera gets no love.

Quadromarshia
01-20-2009, 05:53 PM
I've been using it for a while now, and I really like it.

shakermaker113
01-20-2009, 06:41 PM
I agree the scroll is sensitive but you can get used to it

it's not a matter of the scroll being sensetive. when you click the 'go to first new post' link it is supposed to jump to the first new post. see the #post937188 like text in the URL? that's telling it to jump straight to that post, without the user scrolling.

on firefox that works. on chrome I end having to scroll back up to get to the correct post. awful.


Opera gets no love.

opera gets lots of mobile love. don't feel bad.

westcoastpirate
01-20-2009, 07:32 PM
I can't wait to see the lineup poster in Chrome

Mariano
01-20-2009, 07:48 PM
The great thing about Chrome is that it has been improving since the day it was launched. It updates automatically and you don't even realize. Google has fixed many bugs since the first beta.

I'm a fan of Firefox but I can't leave Chrome now.

Pros:
-Extremely fast
-V8 javaScript engine
-favorites Homepage
-Tab Administration
-Incognito windows

What I miss from FF:
-Autocopy
-Gmail notifier (this should be native in Chrome)
-Google calendar popup ext
-Adblock
-FOXMARKS (this is a must)
-Extension in general

Things they need to improve/implement:
-Good Google Bookmarks sync with Chrome's Bookmarks
-Session manager

BlueDevil50
02-27-2009, 05:56 PM
so i tried to download this today but when i clicked on the "chrome setup" it keeps saying there is an error.

PC-2 Violence
02-27-2009, 06:53 PM
I have been using Chrome since it came out.

I like how streamlined it is, without all the bullshit toolbars and buttons you dont need.

It is very resource friendly and fast.

I dont like how some pages want to authenticate and you cant with Chrome.

I also have a love / hate relationship with the new tabs page and how they show all your recently viewed or recently closed pages and new bookmarks. It can be embarrassing for people to see your pornography when they open a new tab.

Porn has been in 5th place for a very long time.

menikmati
02-27-2009, 07:10 PM
go incognito...

hegemon
02-27-2009, 08:02 PM
Safari Version 4 Public Beta is the new Google Chrome.

AWESOME!

boarderwoozel3
02-27-2009, 08:05 PM
Got Chrome when it came out and am still using it. Very pleased.

PC-2 Violence
02-27-2009, 09:42 PM
go incognito...

I see that now but now I want it to by default to open in that mode and then I can just use my bookmarks...

malcolmjamalawesome
12-10-2009, 08:21 AM
Anybody used Chrome for the Mac yet?

leo01g
12-10-2009, 08:29 AM
I just downloaded it yesterday

malcolmjamalawesome
12-10-2009, 08:32 AM
How's it working?

westcoastpirate
12-10-2009, 08:52 AM
Since I'm buying a Mac soon and love Chrome I'd like some feedback as well.

shakermaker113
12-10-2009, 09:25 AM
is there any reason to believe it would be worse on the mac than on pc?

Monklish
12-10-2009, 09:33 AM
Lots of things function differently on Macs than on PCs.

I had a macbook for the first six months of the year and Chrome never quite worked right on it. It was fine for casual browsing but a lot of the functionality I'd enjoyed on a PC just didn't play the same on the Mac. Might have been changed with recent revisions though.

wmgaretjax
12-10-2009, 01:47 PM
the latest beta of chrome is much much better.

Derekx
12-11-2009, 08:34 AM
I've been using it on my Macbook for the past couple of days. So far I've had no issues with it, haven't really see any difference in performance compared to Safari.

Does anyone know if there's a way to enable auto-complete on Chrome?

caco0283
12-11-2009, 08:42 AM
I've been using it on my Macbook for the past couple of days. So far I've had no issues with it, haven't really see any difference in performance compared to Safari.

Does anyone know if there's a way to enable auto-complete on Chrome?

I agree....I've been using it on my Mac Pro at work and don't see any difference yet...I would like to say its faster but I'm running so much shit at once I can't tell

1litro
12-11-2009, 12:43 PM
using chrome right now, its all right, have had it lock up and have to hit the refresh button
pain

Monklish
12-11-2009, 12:54 PM
I sincerely doubt there's any chance in hell that Chrome is faster on a Mac. The bench tests for Safari on a Mac routinely get the fastest loads of any browser on any OS. Granted, I fucking hate Safari, but I really doubt that you're going to find anything that runs faster on their own OS.

Now, Chrome on the Chrome OS might be a different story.

wmgaretjax
12-11-2009, 12:57 PM
I sincerely doubt there's any chance in hell that Chrome is faster on a Mac. The bench tests for Safari on a Mac routinely get the fastest loads of any browser on any OS. Granted, I fucking hate Safari, but I really doubt that you're going to find anything that runs faster on their own OS.

Now, Chrome on the Chrome OS might be a different story.

I can't tell a whole lot of difference between Chrome and Safari on my machine. Safari is probably still faster, but it's not noticeable enough to affect my decision.

Monklish
12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
I can't tell a whole lot of difference between Chrome and Safari on my machine. Safari is probably still faster, but it's not noticeable enough to affect my decision.

Personally I never bought into the benchmark tests myself. Never really saw a noticeable speed improvement. Stuck with Firefox.

PC-2 Violence
12-11-2009, 01:00 PM
I went with Chrome over a year ago and I would not go back. Runs super fast and is simple, yet has all the high end functions that you would want/need.

wmgaretjax
12-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Personally I never bought into the benchmark tests myself. Never really saw a noticeable speed improvement. Stuck with Firefox.

I definitely see the difference between Firefox and Safari... But the feature set on Firefox ways more heavily in favor of it than the differences in performance. Chrome may change that...

caco0283
12-11-2009, 01:12 PM
using chrome right now, its all right, have had it lock up and have to hit the refresh button
pain

That's been happening to me alot on facebook today

1litro
12-11-2009, 02:41 PM
facebooking at work too LOL

canexplain
01-17-2010, 05:36 PM
I haven't seen any new posts on chrome for about a month. I am thinking of downloading it tonight. Any updates of note? I use firefox now. cr****