Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

ASRock to Offer Better Browsing with New Google Options

Wonderful news for everyone who loves to go online! From this day on, "Google Chrome" and "Google Toolbar" will be included in every support CD that comes with ASRock motherboards, so everyone can try the faster, easier and safer way of web surfing after installing the two applications.

James Lee, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at ASRock said "If there is one thing in common for all computer users, then it's the need of a browser that does not only work, but works excellent in every aspect. The two new tools will completely change the way you interact with the internet."


Google Chrome is a streamlined web browser, customizable with your own login account. It is designed to be able to load web pages or applications with lightning speed, while at the same time it keeps you secure and also protects your privacy. Google Toolbar will enable a few features that will make web browsing even easier, such as web page translation and faster content search.

Besides impressing users with cold hard specifications or numbers, ASRock is actually more concerned in giving users a sensational computing experience. Try Google Chrome and Google Toolbar on ASRock motherboards and you will feel the difference.
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45 Comments on ASRock to Offer Better Browsing with New Google Options

#1
OneMoar
>implying anyone installs those crap driver disks vendors give you
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#2
AlienIsGOD
by: OneMoar
implying anyone installs those crap driver disks vendors give you
if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
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#3
Solidstate89
Funny, when I see unnecessary software bundled with otherwise essential/utilitarian driver installations I consider that crapware, not something I should be happy about.

Especially when it's a crappy toolbar (I can't people still use these) and glorified ad-ware browser.

Wonder how much Google paid AsRock to include those two pieces of software. :shadedshu
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#4
m1dg3t
Asrock, we don't want Google chrome/taskbars! At least I don't :p
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#5
HossHuge
I bet you dudes that write press releases get laid all the time.

All they are relying on are people who select recommended install (and not advanced or custom install) when they pop in the CD. So they can add more bloatware to your computer.
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
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#7
Sir B. Fannybottom
If we're tech savvy enough to build a PC, we're smart enough to get chrome by ourselves.
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#8
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
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#9
m1dg3t
by: TheMailMan78
I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
Because it's Asus silly! Asus knows that driver update ALWAYS fix da problem ;)
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#10
patrico
by: Easy Rhino
interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
+1
thats what i was thinking as well
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#11
BUCK NASTY
F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust
by: AlienIsGOD
if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
Who own's only 1 PC nowadays?:laugh: Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: BUCK NASTY
Who own's only 1 PC nowadays?:laugh: Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
I own about 5 or 6, but i think one of two of them are out of commission since theyve been in the basement for too long
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#13
Covert_Death
by: AlienIsGOD
if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
? no its not, windows 7 takes care of enough drivers that you can get online and get everything you need, this is what i do every install. i have never touched a driver disk and never need another computer to get a new install up and running. driver disks are a waste and i kinda wish they would stop including them in everything and save me $5 every purchase
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#14
AlienIsGOD
by: BUCK NASTY
Who own's only 1 PC nowadays? Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
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TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: AlienIsGOD
Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
Exactly. Driver disks are perfectly fine.
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#16
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Easy Rhino
interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
The very FIRST thing you see form an ASUS install disc is a prompt to install Chrome. ASRock is just copying ASUS here.
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#17
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
On some drivers I goto the manufacturers webpage and get the most recent one like for realtek or VGA. Drivers that are not used as much or there is no updated driver I just use the one on the website.

Intel Chipset drivers are the main ones I keep up to day from intel's website.
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#18
3870x2
by: AlienIsGOD
Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
PCs used to cost more than $1500 for bottom line. I could build an equivalent machine today for under $500.

I saw a pentium 4 machine brand new on sale for $99 with windows 7 home premium(MCM electronics)

You would have to be technically passive or very poor not to afford a computer.
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#19
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
Exactly. Driver disks are perfectly fine.
Unless they contain drivers/programs that are (for the lack of a better term) broken. Hence why they have websites where you can download the latest drivers and programs.
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TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: erocker
Unless they contain drivers/programs that are (for the lack of a better term) broken. Hence why they have websites where you can download the latest drivers and programs.
As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
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#21
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
Not in my experience. The drivers on the disc are what is available when the motherboard is released. The drivers on the websites are generally updated/newer.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
Do you mean the hardware site or the motherboard site?

Devices like realtek get updates almost daily but do release BIG updates periodically. Some motherboard sites keep up with things like this and some dont. this is why core drivers I will get from the hardware manufacturers site not the motherboard site or disk.
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#23
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: erocker
Not in my experience. The drivers on the disc are what is available when the motherboard is released. The drivers on the websites are generally updated/newer.
You only update drivers if there are an issue. Most mobo mfg. release drivers that are proven to work with their hardware. Just because its "new" doesn't mean its good for the hardware.
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#24
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
You only update drivers if there are an issue. Most mobo mfg. release drivers that are proven to work with their hardware. Just because its "new" doesn't mean its good for the hardware.
Sure, I agree a little, but I do it anyways. It's also been known that there are bugs and errors with software/drivers. They are generally in some sort of release notes. Regardless, I checked your motherboard and it seems as if Asus doesn't bother to update the downloads page for it. I'm sorry.

Brandon has a good point as well with going to specific hardware sites and is something I practice. Whatever works for you I guess.
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#25
erixx
I feel sorry for Christian to say this, but my question in the first place is WHY does this kind of news make it to TPU frontpage? It is totally irrelevant. Chrome is free, Chrome comes bundled with tons of software and hardware. So WHY in the name of everything sacred do I have to read this? :wtf:
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