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

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  1. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I've never had an issue with AdBlock slowing FF down.
     
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    I know and I already did the "tweaks" and further disabled system access for the flash player´s folder(s), but my understanding is about the need to be correctly informed by the time that my browser cookie settings are practically ineffective.

    Same with eBay.
    Google, eBay & Co. didn´t find it necessary to inform users about their flash cookie data phishing.

    Yes, I call it a shame.
    The more people will get used to what they sell as "we´ve made it easier for you" the more won´t stand up for their privacy in the future.
    It does not scare me though, but I for myself have decided to make a point.
     
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    id just like a fast stable browser, i don't care if its shit brown, FF is still slow, and IE still crash's
     
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    If googles browser is going to be anything like their search engine is getting No Thanks. I can't even use google.com basic setup without getting popup suggestions while I'm typing what I want to search. Google was nice because it was basic, simple, easy, worked.
     
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    You can disable the new dropdown suggestion feature of google in google-settings, although those are saved in a cookie so you must allow cookies from google, or do it each visit.
    But I don't like it either, and I blocked google cookies so the settings thing is not practical for me.

    @peach1971
    I agree, that underhanded cookie system from flash is nasty, and all those companies are all to happy to keep it under cloak and exploit it too.
    And additionally I noticed on my system that sometimes the settings to not allow flashcookies 'magically' resets :[
    And it probably also resets when you update the flash plugin, no doubt 'by accident'.
     
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    FF has always been pretty fast for me :confused:
     
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    firefox is slow, try loading multiple large pages... it doesnt matter what kind of cpu power and memory bandwidth you have
     
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    hmm never noticed it before... Or i do but just don't care.
     
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    So does anyone care that micro$oft is making internet explorer 8? although i downgraded to xp from vista recently and i couldn't be happier. Ha, vista sucks, xp rules.
     
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    Same here until I changed the folder posession settings for the folder main "flashplayer", so that SYSTEM isn´t it charge anymore.
     
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    Well, I've never a broken arm, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to help other people try and avoid it. :p

    Are you sure you're not using Adblock Plus? It's not the same thing or even made by the same person as Adblock -- Adblock plus works a lot better, and is kept up to date.
     
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    Not really. The majority of corporate web development I do is still stuck in the land of IE6, and will be for quite a while. :shadedshu

    IE6 was around for so long, and so many company policies were built around the way it works, that you can't really get away from it.
     
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    Good point, but I think you're massively misinformed about Adblock and Adblock Plus. I've used both and I'm currently using Adblock Plus on all my systems. Doesn't slow FF down one bit. If anything it's my favourite plug in.

     
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    Sweet the page is up again and we can start testing this thing :D

    www.google.com/chrome

    Looks quite nice :) using it atm.
     
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    Some pictures

    some Maximized window pics:

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    and one of chrome in normal mode

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    Thats kind of my point. Google is requiring us to allow things and change things now (even that simple). They became popular because they just worked. Now its becoming more like MS where I have to configure it to do what I want. I was fine with the option to use iGoogle but now they are making google.com require changes. : (
    I think they are forgeting that simplicity made them popular.

    eh, I'll probably try it but I most likely won't keep it.
     
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    They say that chrome is open source, but when I looked at the page it's one of those installers that don't even let you download it but only is a 'webinstaller' meaning you get a small file that then downloads the package, now that kind of thing annoys me and makes me very suspicious.
    Also you have to agree to their 'google service' agreement, the same agreement used for their other services, meaning you are agreeing to allow a lot..
    Anyway I've decided against trying it and decided to keep ajax.googleapis.com blocked on non google sites at the very least, if people want to use their pre-made ajax code on their site they should install it on their server (but first look it over a bit) and not just run it from the google site, that's idiotic because you have no idea what you are running.
     
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    its been out a while and I've been using it, I've noticed it is defiantly faster whoa, that spell checking is awesome, i just noticed it working in this box :?... it'l take a few days but i think I'm going to like this browser, hmm, its spell checking has a hard time on things like I'm and it'l
     
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    Chrome is better than firefox for me. I think I found a new favorite browser. Firefox is still kinda "familiar" but I think i am gonna make the switch to Chrome.
     
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    I've just installed it now. Initial thoughts are... I like it. If a portable version gets a release I'll definitely use it on my USB keys.
     
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    I just did a back-to-back with Adblock installed, then completely uninstalled. No difference, except that I saw add banners.
     
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    Uh.... he probably meant adblock plus (plus you use filterset g with it), I hope :laugh:
     
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    Hey guys, before you test it read the Eula Agreement:

    Meaning that anything you use with their browsers they're entitled to it. :nutkick:
     
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