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4:55 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project
[techcrunch.com...]

Unlike other modern web browsers, which can only run one process at a time, Google Chrome will give each tab its own process. This speeds up overall performance and saves the entire browser from crashing when one tab causes problems.

The multi-process design requires more memory allocation up front but less memory over time as users tend to multitask. It also prevents your computer from slowing down after you browse for an extended period of time and open/close lots of tabs.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]
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I have to admit I don't like the privacy part of using this browser.

Among other things they say under item 11:
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.

Item 11.2 say:
You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

Why should a serious company like Google have such demand.

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Moving from IE to FF was a bit of a culture shock, but from FF to GCr didn't hurt a bit.

Until this morning, when I opened FF - "FF is not your default browser", it whimpered; "Do you want to make FF your default browser?"

"No", was my firm reply "Don't Ask Me Again".

Of course I might go back; you can bet that FF will see GCr as a challenge, and I hope they rise to it. But I didn't want him to get his hopes up.

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It's extremely important (at least for me) that Chrome be able to display JAVA content. Hopefully they fix that ASAP.
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I'm too dependent on FF's extensions to use Chrome as my main browser, but I've started using Chrome for my Gmail in an app window. It's faster than Outlook.

Be interesting to see browser usage stats over the next few weeks - even my mum knew about it!

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I was just thinking about the timing of this; at first, I thought it was a bit of slap to FF, who have recently launched FF3.

Then I realised that the last few days have seen several rumblings about the new IE - which is now, of course, utterly obsolete; a previous generation of browsers.

Methinks they may need to postpone that, while they hire a few 21st century thinkers. Say whay you like about GCr; clunky it ain't. Even if one experimental IE on one laptop did a quicker youtube! ;)

[edited by: Quadrille at 12:05 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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It's extremely important (at least for me) that Chrome be able to display JAVA content

Thanks tp phpmaven, who posted this earlier in the thread:

If you search the help page you will be directed to a Sun page where you can download a version of Java that works fine with Chrome

Tested and working fine here (I also notice that Chrome claims Silverlight support).

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My biggest gripe so far... and maybe there is a plug-in to fix this... but the auto-spell check in text fields does not work anywhere near as well as in Firefox.

For me, that is the number one feature I use Firefox for, and hence it is the reason I am not using Chrome. I wish this worked better, because I like Chrome in most other ways.

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I'm too dependent on FF's extensions to use Chrome as my main browser, but I've started using Chrome for my Gmail in an app window. It's faster than Outlook.

Try gmail in Firefox 3.1 beta. It's incredibly responsive.

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amznVibe, I'm surprised at the lack of enthusiasm to talk about what you observed in your recent posts, particularly on privacy, borg-assimilation tendencies and phoning home. If I didn't know better I'd say Google paid most of the posters in this thread ;)

Oh well.

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I also notice that Chrome claims Silverlight support

But silverlight (M$) isn't about to retun the favour. I downloaded it twice, but the one silverlight dependent site that I visit still tells me 'download silverlight'

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I'm surprised at the lack of enthusiasm to talk about what you observed in your recent posts, particularly on privacy, borg-assimilation tendencies and phoning home. If I didn't know better I'd say Google paid most of the posters in this thread

there's really only so many times you can usefully hold that discussion; if you believe this is all a plot to get your secret clicking patterns to a cave under Mountain View, nothing said here will shake that view, will it?

This thread is discussing Chrome; it's no more or less evil than everything else Google does, so all the previous "Google Ate My Cat" threads (count 'em!), still pertain. Unless you know different?

"Aside from that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?" :)

[edited by: Quadrille at 1:14 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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I've been using it since late yesterday & my biggest complaints are that the bookmarks are on the right hand side (I would prefer left) & I can't control cookies as well as in FF.

Is there some way to move the "other bookmarks" to the left edge?

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Looks like bugs are starting to appear. If you type :% in the omnibox and hit enter the whole thing freezes (not just the tab)

[edited by: JVB_Mktg at 1:20 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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If you type :% in the omnibox and hit enter the whole thing freezes

Not for me:

Your search - % - did not match any documents

[edited by: Quadrille at 1:23 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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Sorry, maybe you meant [:%] not [%] ?

Your search - :% - did not match any documents
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Is there some way to move the "other bookmarks" to the left edge?

Just drag the folders or bookmarks to the left (at least this works for me).

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I downloaded it twice, but the one silverlight dependent site that I visit still tells me 'download silverlight'

Thanks Quadrille, I had the same experience with every Silverlight page that came up in a search.

I then tried the same thing in IE7... and got the same result!

So no criticism of Chrome on that front.

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Okay, now that the excitement has worn off, we need features quickly! If those features don't start rolling out real soon, many of us will gravitate back towards our old stomping grounds of IE, FF, Safari, etc.

We like it already! One day of beta should be enough based on history. Let's get it fueled up and ready for flight. I'm tired of sitting on the runway. Us Webmasters have a short attention span and you got us for the last 24 hours. What are you going to do for the next 24? :)

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I'm ready to be fully assimilated TODAY!

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I work in a government building that requires a Client SSL Certification with a login. I don't get the prompt for the PIN when I go to view our Intranet site. We are IE only but this may hinder some businesses in accepting GC.

ERROR on Page:

net::ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED
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Just drag the folders or bookmarks to the left (at least this works for me).

Nope. Just stays locked to right side. Tried both left & right on the mouse.

[edited by: Tropical_Island at 2:07 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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ERROR on Page:
net::ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED

You're probably getting that because Chrome is not 256bit capable. The best I can get out of it in tests is RC4 cipher, 128-bit key. Strange that it doesn't support 256bit encryption.

[edited by: SEOMike at 2:21 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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On a side note, the google's default page showing Most Visited (most recent?) pages' thumbnails is an odd move .. rendering it completely non-office worthy .. the big brotherly boss would now know what the kids have been watching in their cubicles .. by just launching a new browser window on their screens!
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the big brotherly boss would now know what the kids have been watching in their cubicles

The smart kids are going to do Ctrl+Shift+N and open a new incognito window. :)

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No click drag new tab without dropping way at top in bar? grrrr. Super drag and drop will STILL be the TRUMP CARD for Maxthon for me. Freakin you'd think FF and google would caught on to that for now.

Tab Mix Plus for Firefox [addons.mozilla.org] - only way to do tabs right.

[edited by: amznVibe at 2:36 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]

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[quote
The smart kids are going to do Ctrl+Shift+N and open a new incognito window. :)
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the pain point for the boss to be able to come o'er and just open a new instance to see what's been up behind his back .. not for me though .. I am the boss myself topping up 90+ team .. just thinking aloud :)

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Nice slimm browser. The uninstall routine is especially quick. Only took about 2 seconds to uninstall again after tryout.
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an interesting find ...

what site first appears in the google-suggest type drop down for keywords in address-bard "is not" what appears as the first result in the SERP. Is it just me or different across desktops/geo-locales?

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the big brotherly boss would now know what the kids have been watching in their cubicles

If people just do their work instead of playing on the web it's never going to be an issue.

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Man back in 2004! I remember this conversation before, just couldn't find it. A great read.

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Burned by Chrome - Your copyright goes up in smoke
[theregister.co.uk...]

Astute Reg readers have pointed out a Chrome condition of service that effectively lets Google use any of your copyrighted material posted to the web via Chrome without paying you a cent.
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