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Google Plans a Web-browser, To be called Google Chrome

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. spacejunky New Member

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    Well said. You know Google is tired of only knowing what people are doing on the Internet after they use their search engine. They want to know and profit from what people are always doing on the Internet.

    Guess what they do with people's gmail and desktop indexing. Anybody who still thinks Google is the underdog is mistaken.

    :shadedshu
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    oh hell no, google is no underdog. Google is a massive, massive player in the industry.
  3. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    Goobuntu (or is it googuntu) is already invented and all.. in fact its what google employees run and also what the google servers run on.. its just not released to the public yet.
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    And now even gizmodo and such apparantely use 'googleapis.com' to run their comment system, meaning google can nicely track what you say and think in comments on sites, or at the very least where and when you comment, I think it's all going a bit too far for my liking.
    Of course not to be outdone there's also 'yahooapis'..

    (that was tongue-in-cheek because techpowerup uses yahooapis.com for something or other it seems)
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    PP Mguire New Member

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    Its been this way on all my PCs from my Socket A to this machine. Ive only recently started using a plugin and thats Adblock.
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    Very Web 2.0 IMO. I see great things for this company.
  8. Conti027

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    google needs to slow down.. i think they are just taking it to far.
  9. PVTCaboose1337

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    They need to speed up! Or they might get behind. They want to become the next Apple. (Ironically, Apple has a lower stock value than Google)
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    Firefox 2's built in address bar suggestion is an exact rip-off of google desktop search.
  11. PVTCaboose1337

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    Keep in mind the default page for Firefox is Google search. Coincidence? I think not.
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    mlupple New Member

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    The individual stock value doesn't matter. What matters is the overall combined value.
  13. PVTCaboose1337

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    I have heard that many times, but I guess I have neglected to listen. Well in that case, Google's percentage grown in the past 3 years has been bigger than Apple's.
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    no thats the last thing i want to see Google do. they were fine as a search engine maybe alittle more.
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    have firefox load up with windows, it won't take as long
  16. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    Meh, unimpressed. I have FF exactly where I want it to be for a browser. I'll stick with it for now.
  17. lemonadesoda

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    TBH, google chrome's organisation of windows and address bar is perfectly obvious. I have often wondered why other "tabbed" browsers make such a hash of it. After trying IE7, I switched back to IE6. Why? Because by "shift clicking" on a link, I get a new "tab" on the taskbar managed through task manager which is 100% more intuitive and 100% more robust.

    PS. There are a lot of naysayers, and anti-change protesters in this thread. :laugh: Give it a go. PS. www.google.com/chrome is still dead at 10:00 GMT

    I thought the screenshot showing your favourite 9 websites was quite fun. Just like a modern TV channel browser.

    No news yet if this will be released on Windows only, or Linux + other OS, on launch.
  18. WhiteLotus

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    I have my FF customized exactly how i want it. iGoogle is my homepage i see some news headlines, my to-do list, weather and calender as soon as i open the browser. If Chrome has the same sort of customization then i may give it a go.
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I think this is a great idea for the uneducated and those that use a lot of Google products. However, I feel as if it's not targeted at me, the enthusiast. I love the simplicity, which is a great feature for those learning or scared of the internet. It'll help making web browsing easier, but at the same time (which some many look at monopolising) it'll also make people(/nubs) think that Google is the internet, a lot like AOL but on a much bigger scale - which is exactly what Google want.

    From an enthusiastic point of view, I'm intrigued by it, and I'll definitely give it a shot in the mouth as I may be able to replace FF on my Dad's PC with this, depending on how the underlying features are - for example, how secure it is. Will we be able to change features the same way we can with FF?

    Looking forward to it.
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    Flash cookies using / data mining Google and Adobe can kiss my ass:

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    Yeah, IT LOOKS LIKE... :cool:
    Take a look at your folder C:\documents and settings\USERNAME\application data\macromedia\flashplayer
    I have deleted my Google account some days ago.

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    I donĀ“t need a Google browser.
    cmd netstat has become my friend...
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    I saw that Youtube-Google account linkage thing too! I just went ahead and did it. It makes my life easier.
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    If you goto the macromedia site you can access a advanced settings page of your flash player and there you can switch off flashcookies (they've nicely hidden that functionality), it can sometimes create some issues, like when I first did it all embedded youtubes had no sound anymore, but they fixed that now, and it's something you accept for privacy, and with youtubes I could just click on them and it jumps to the youtube page, so it was ok.

    And since youtube is owned by google it's obviously no wonder they have the capability to see the link, they own and run both so have access to the account info and cookies of both.
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    mdm-adph New Member

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    Well, no wonder -- Adblock has to be one of the biggest, most memory-inefficient extensions there is out there. It hasn't been updated in years. :wtf: Using it is a sure way to slow down your system. It slows down startup, slows down every single page, and will make your memory usage go through the roof.

    Get rid of that thing immediately, and Firefox will be so fast you'll notice it right away.
  24. mrhuggles

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    i am greatly looking forward to this... yay opensource, and yay new, i feel like they are really on to something with how web pages have changed, and how little browsers have changed over the years.... ive been thinking for the longest that i liked netscape 3.04 gold better than anything thats come out for years, i like the features of firefox, infact im kind of tied to it right now, but i would love something new that didnt perform poorly, and hopefully being dual or quad core will be of some benefit yay, any time something adds better support for that i feel a little better.
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    On topic: google. internet... browsar. = 1 step forward to implanting chips in our heads, woot.

    Sorry.. off topic, Wshlist; can you pm me some more/detailed info about disabling flashcookies please? :)

    edit: closest thing i can find related to it is this adobe article.

    actually, nevermind. but thanks for the info! :)
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