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GOOGLE CHROME REVIEW from the perspective of a Firefox "fanboy"

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  1. peach1971

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    My GOOGLE CHROME REVIEW from the perspetive of a Firefox "fanboy" :D


    1.) Google Chrome installs itself into a directory that´s hidden by default in Windows XP.
    That´s ..\documents and settings\USER\local settings\application data\Google\


    2.) The first noticable thing it does during installation is to execute GoogleUpdate.exe
    from ..\documents and settings\USER\local settings\application data\Google\Update
    [​IMG]
    Google Chrome doesn´t inform about that and the options do not have a config button to unable the autostart update function.


    3.) Language preference doesn´t work:
    Though I had clicked to install the english language version, everything is in german language once the application is installed.


    4.) Typing in the first URL techpowerup.com:
    The techpowerup logo is covered by a huge third party ad in my regional language that I cannot kill:
    [​IMG]


    5.) Without any limitations, every single (third party) cookie is allowed by default:
    [​IMG]
    That´s even more unreasonable than the default settings of MS IE7.


    6.) When I log into my TPU account, a questions appears about password storage.
    There is no option to click "not this time" as in Firefox.

    7.) Google chrome doesn´t come up with a custom plugin interface.

    CONCLUSION:
    Google, don´t you ever try to :nutkick: me again.
    :pimp:
    RATING:
    *****
    DISGUSTING
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    thnx a bunch man...so theirs no way to install plugins wtf?
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    There is. All Netscape compatible plugins work automatically. Infact it's both ActiveX and Netscape plugins receptive:

    [​IMG]

    Type About:plugins to see the list of plugins, note the Netscape ones use the common Netscape plugin directory
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    you can click the cross, which works as a "not this time" for remembering the passwords
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    So I can´t edit plugin activities in the browser itself, cause that´s an "outsourced" issue.
    WTF LOL :laugh:

    still seems to be true, right?
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    You mean this?:
    [​IMG]
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    Automatic Flash allowance by default is just one single issue.
    Of course, I want to be asked whether any script is being executed on my machine.

    That´s why I use NoScript as plugin for Firefox, where everything is disabled by default.

    In other words:
    My everyday-use browser has got to learn my preferences, not the other way round. ;)
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    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Why, how different is Opera? For the average teenage girl looking to socialize on Facebook, what's "no script", "plugin management" ? They do have to manage "plugins" nonetheless :rolleyes:
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    `Cause
    is the minority. :p

    But in fact: Yes, the average teenage girl is very important for the sales of advertisements.
    She spends billions of dollars for quite useless things, but that´s a whole different story...
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008
  10. btarunr

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    Why? Do nerds (or people with the know how) fabricate majority of Internet users? Does the major demographic of internet users know what a "plugin" is, leave alone playing with it?
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    They should learn it in school as long as governments care about their kids.
    When I build a machine that is (also) used by kids, I always give them a short introduction about scripts, cookies etc., ´cause I think they deserve to know about various web companies interests (such as Google owned Doubleclick.net).

    Everybody should ask him/herself the question how important a self-thinking and intelligent (future) generation is about to come / remain.
    Companies shouldn´t be able to buy anything they want.
    Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is held completely by the people, not the most bidding company.

    I don´t like people to forget that. ;)


    Anyway, my subjective conclusion is that Google Chrome isn´t a recommended browser for safe computing.
    To me, it´s just a money making app for e-business.

    Same with Google Desktop Search when using TrueCrypt 5 instead of 6:
    http://www.heise-online.co.uk/news/...esktop-circumvent-TrueCrypt-function--/111118

    Don´t call me a paranoid, I just want to know exactly what an app does regarding privacy and security. ;)
    Here, Google fails completely in my eyes.
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    Apparently your Firefox isn't all that privacy-savvy either :)

    It calls up home (Mozilla) everyday.
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    At least Mozilla is no third party company.
    And it´s quite transparent in its actions and config abilities.
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    If my information goes to anyone, absolutely anyone other than me, it becomes breach of privacy. Besides, how do you toggle that? Where is the option for me to prevent Firefox from doing that? (as an average user I need that option in Tools > Options, not about:config.) If Firefox doesn't give me that, it's an equal amount of fail.
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    I played with Chrome for the last couple of days but was not overly impressed.
    It worked fine, but it really did not stand out as something revolutionary (or even very evolutionary).

    I dumped it and currently am playing with IE8. So far, no problems with it either.
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    There's a difference between a review and discussing issues. Stating "GOOGLE CHROME REVIEW" and then complaining about the annoyances with a rating at the bottom isn't a review. That's not to say I don't agree with what you're saying, just think about what you're writing. Next time I'd avoid using all CAPS. I promise you people will still be able to read it.

    Conclusion:
    Nice points, just keep in mind it is a first release so there's going to be plenty of bugs to go around. Expect good things to come with it being open source.

    Review of Review Rating:
    4/10
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    "You heard, but did not listen." He didn't mean the teenage girl, he meant the average [non technical] person overall, which is by far the majority.
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    Chrome is a security nightmare, indexes your bank accounts
    [...]
    Full story > http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39176/108/
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    I personally this Chrome is amazing. I like it, but will be using Firefox until there are good add-ons for chrome.
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    What remains after official uninstall in ..\\documents and settings\USER\(>hidden>)local settings\application data\google:

    [​IMG]

    Cache Files:
    [​IMG]

    And so on...
    [​IMG]

    Looks like the only thing the uninstaller removes is the *.exe and the desktop icon.
    WTF :shadedshu

    Dear Google,
    that´s it. :pimp:

    Long live http://www.customizegoogle.com/ :rockout:
    # Remove ads
    # Anonymize your Google userid
    # Remove click tracking
    # Block Google Analytics cookies
    # Filter spammy websites from search results

    Long live http://noscript.net/ :rockout:
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    I'm not a fan of it either. I hate change tho and chrome was missing alot of things I like about Firefox.
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    anyone know what chrome scores in acid? i think it would be intresting to see.
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    Personally I LOVE FireFox and I tried Google Chrome. Chrome is now my #2 browser pick behind FireFox. Granted, FireFox has had its time and obviously is going to beat a browser that was JUST released and is STILL in beta. Don't go ranting about something that its competitors have had a 10 year head start on. For what Google has accomplished I tip my hat to them :pimp:

    Also, 99% of the people who surf the internet are well, "dumb." At least when it comes to ANYTHING PC related and things like "cookies."

    Now get out of here FireFox fanboy.
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    I suppose you are not going to say "Give Google ten more years to learn more about privacy and security ".
    See, what I´m writing about has nothing to do with browsing performance.

    I can only speak for the people I know / I´m surrounded by: Due to spam mails, worms, trojans, tons of ads, phishing and so on, the public interest for safe browsing is definitly given here. It´s an issue at school classes and in the media (non-corporate TV, many magazines and non-tech (regional) online communities). I can´t agree in that "99%" speaking of what I watch people doing, thinking and talking about.

    Plus, what kind of an argument is that?
    "99% are dumb, so it´s okay that they´re being fooled"? :twitch:

    Hey, I´m the topic starter. :)
    If you don´t like what I have to say about Chrome´s privacy and security, you don´t have to read ahead.

    To me it looks like many of you really don´t want to realize that "make-life-easier" trendy company Google has some serious dark side when it comes to a minimum need of pricavy and security.
    I don´t see the point why to skip that issue, shut up and just continue to look at benchmarks.
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    76-79 in acid3 and perfect in acid2 :toast:

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