Friday, December 12th 2008

Google Chrome Sheds Its Beta Status

Thursday Google removed the beta status of its new web browser, Chrome. This is a surprisingly fast 100 days after its roll out in September, especially for Google whose popular "gmail" still retains beta status. Google is confident that Chrome is read for prime time since it has fewer bugs, is more secure and runs faster than it did three months ago. While Chrome still only claims about 1 percent of the browser market share it is hoped that since the browser is no longer in the beta stages it will be adopted by more users who are leery of the beta title and the negative connotations that come with it.Source: The New York Times

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21 Comments on Google Chrome Sheds Its Beta Status

#1
ASRockIQ
as long as they add more features it'll be good. Firefox still holds the 1st place line.
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#2
miloshs
I really think simplicity will be the key of success to Chrome... at least thats why im using it! :rockout:
No unneccesary crap...
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#3
bigbigmouth
:toast: that is good, hope it has the good capability
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#4
Necrofire
When I see some sort of Adblock Plus, I'll completely switch over.
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#5
csendesmark
"This is a surprisingly fast 100 days after its roll out in September, especially for Google whose popular "gmail" still retains beta status."

The Chromium project is running since 2006
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#6
eidairaman1
Fewer Bugs, pffttt, how about no bugs.
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#7
DanTheBanjoman
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by: csendesmark
"This is a surprisingly fast 100 days after its roll out in September, especially for Google whose popular "gmail" still retains beta status."

The Chromium project is running since 2006
Roll out
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#8
tomkaten
by: Necrofire
When I see some sort of Adblock Plus, I'll completely switch over.
You can use this proxy to the same effect, more or less. Adblock Plus is still better, but this works as well.
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#10
silkstone
I use chrome simply because is quick, uncomplicated, small and does everything i need a browser to do.
I also like but it just feels a bit too cluttered and I'm too lazy to install it and copy my bookmarks.
Would be nice if they brought out a 64-bit chrome tho.
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#11

how can they be past the beta stage when the browser is still full of bugs :wtf:
#12
miloshs
OMG FF still has bugs and its been here for years... get real man!

But as Silkstone said, 64-bit Chrome would be very nice.... I hope we get it soon
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#13
pr0n Inspector
what's the point of a 64-bit browser? what, you keep 500 tabs open?
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#14
miloshs
Just an example...
Lower is better, Firefox x86 vs Firefox x64



Maybe?
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#15
Shyska
Example of what?
You run 32bit application on 64bit OS vs 64bit application on 64bit OS.
The only thing you prove is that simulated environment is not better that native...


by: miloshs
Just an example...
Lower is better, Firefox x86 vs Firefox x64



Maybe?
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#16
Necrofire
Good point shyska. The major problem with 64-bit firefox is that I can't go to youtube and watch videos.

I'll stick with 32-bit FF and Chrome.
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#17
miloshs
As someone stated before, its not the problem with 64bit FF, but with Adobe not releasing a 64 bit flash...
But i get your point... i'm just saying it would be better if verything was 64bit, no? :D
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#18
ASRockIQ
by: eidairaman1
Fewer Bugs, pffttt, how about no bugs.
everything has bug man or thus... problems.
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#19
ASRockIQ
by: miloshs
As someone stated before, its not the problem with 64bit FF, but with Adobe not releasing a 64 bit flash...
But i get your point... i'm just saying it would be better if everything was 64bit, no? :D
kinda makes us all wonder why Intel and AMD even came out with 64-bit. hardware may run but all software and drivers aren't 64-bit yet. kinda/sorta screws us over.
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#20
miloshs
At least we get our expensive 4gb ram counted in :D :D :D.... not that it has any effect over 2gb's but hey e-penis grows larger :D
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#21
silkstone
by: miloshs
At least we get our expensive 4gb ram counted in :D :D :D.... not that it has any effect over 2gb's but hey e-penis grows larger :D
4gb make smy rig a lot faster over 2 using vista 64. i can actually play crysis now. however i could play it with only 2gb in xp-32. Photoshop-64 is also much faster
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