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  • #223768

    Roland
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    Rockmastermike wrote t3h G1bs0n

    You are so old :)

    #223769

    Rockmastermike
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    michaelcoyote wrote

    Rockmastermike wrote

    ch0m3 r00lz d00d. i7 hax0r3z t3h G1bs0n & pwn3z t3h n00bz!

    (wow… i havn’t tried to type like that in a LONG time)

    Last time I tried to type like that i got a cramp in my hand and couldn’t type the rest of the day…

    I used to have the firefox plugin that did 1337sp33k…

    #223770

    honavery
    Member

    I downloaded it last week too.

    It’s pretty good for a first try, but I keep having issues with it (on gmail no less). Won’t be switching from FF anytime soon. I do really dig the “porn” mode, and the built in task manager. I assume FF 3.1 will try to emulate some of these.

    #223771

    bayrea
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    I have been using this for a week am sold, much quicker and more ergonomic than IE.

    #223772

    shroud
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    I downloaded Chrome when it came out last week too.

    I like the aesthetics of it quite a bit. That’s by far the biggest reason I’ve still been playing around with it. It just LOOKS clean.

    The other feature I especially dig is being able to combine/separate tabs into multiple windows/back into the original. So nice to drag the existing tab & page state into a new window when I need two pages side-by-side for something, which is a somewhat common occurrence at work especially.

    I love the concept that each tab is essentially it’s own isolated application, so that if one tab crashes, the others remain up and running without being effected –however, in practice it hasn’t really seemed to be working that way for me. When one tab locks up / is otherwise wigging-out, it seems to lock up everything until it gets “caught up”, just like FF and IE.

    The bugs/support issues are killing me though. Stuff like the text-display problems while composing a message here, which was already mentioned — but it also doesn’t seem to play well with AJAX. The new Facebook interface is a good example of that – a lot of the AJAX “pop-in” links just get ignored by Chrome – click and click and click, no worky.

    Image loading on image-heavy pages seems pokey. I can’t figure out if it’s reverted back to pre-loading all the images before displaying them, or if the threading is just slow.

    The most annoying one is probably how (not well) it handles Flash. Flash embedded video (such as YouTube which is freaking OWNED BY GOOGLE) just chokes the tab (and therefore the whole browser – despite being advertised otherwise) completely. Don’t try to scroll a page with the video playing either – that’s especially problematic.

    And, of course, so many add-ons from Firefox that I miss quite a bit. ADBLOCK(!), Ubiquity, Web Developer, Firebug, heck, even the Delicious plug-in…

    But I think it’s great start for a first release. Hopefully they’ll bang away at those bugs, improve the flash handling, and things will get to a more usable place.

    Or even better, since it’s open source, maybe we could see the best features get integrated right into Firefox?

    #223773

    ratzo
    Member

    shroud wrote I like the aesthetics of it quite a bit. That’s by far the biggest reason I’ve still been playing around with it. It just LOOKS clean.

    LOL I agree…

    My roommate has it. I’ve fiddled around with a bit on his laptop, but from what I’ve seen, it’s not enough to make me switch from Firefox either.

    Apparently Google’s next big thing will be to create mobile data platforms out at sea[/url].

    #223774

    shroud wrote

    The most annoying one is probably how (not well) it handles Flash. Flash embedded video (such as YouTube which is freaking OWNED BY GOOGLE) just chokes the tab (and therefore the whole browser – despite being advertised otherwise) completely. Don’t try to scroll a page with the video playing either – that’s especially problematic.

    +1. Also, you can’t upload pictures into facebook b/c there’s no plugin. -1.

    #223775

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    ya i tried this out and encountered some of the problems above. hopefully google keeps this on the cooker, improves/patches it and it gets better. although IE8 is due out soon so the browser field is certainly getting crowded :?

    #223776

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    It might be worth noting that google’s Chrome browser is related to the open source project “Chromium”, which is already available for multiple platforms (you may have to compile source), and with some other options than the google official ‘chrome’ release.

    most importantly it does not have googles very ODD end user agreement terms claiming ownership of everything you do with it (although they supposedly retracted that part of the EUA)

    here’s some info

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/09/03/chromium-open-source-chrome/

    #223777

    Bear
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    Rockmastermike wrote googles very ODD end user agreement terms claiming ownership of everything you do with it

    :) …

    So the other shoe finally drops.

    Today, a search engine, free email for everyone, and online webapps that let you create documents and spreadsheets and edit them anywhere.

    Tomorrow — the world.

    #223778

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Bear wrote

    Today, a search engine, free email for everyone, and online webapps that let you create documents and spreadsheets and edit them anywhere.

    Tomorrow — the world.

    like i said… they supposedly dropped that after some complaints.

    anyway… http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080903-google-on-chrome-eula-controversy-our-bad-well-change-it.html

    and… http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-eula-claims-ownership-of-everything-you-create-using-chrome-from-blog-posts-to-emails

    #223779

    Bear
    Participant

    Holy cow:

    Provided that users leave Chrome’s auto-suggest feature on and have Google as their default search provider, Google will have access to any keystrokes that are typed into the browser’s Omnibox, even before a user hits enter.

    What’s more, Google has every intention of retaining some of that data even after it provides the promised suggestions. A Google representative told CNET News that the company plans to store about 2 percent of that data–and plans to store it along with the Internet Protocol address of the computer that typed it. (source)

    That’s it, I’m switching to Lynx.

    #223780

    drew
    Participant

    Provided that users leave Chrome’s auto-suggest feature on and have Google as their default search provider, Google will have access to any keystrokes that are typed into the browser’s Omnibox, even before a user hits enter.

    What’s more, Google has every intention of retaining some of that data even after it provides the promised suggestions. A Google representative told CNET News that the company plans to store about 2 percent of that data–and plans to store it along with the Internet Protocol address of the computer that typed it.

    Major party foul.

    #223781

    shalimar
    Member

    yes sure google Chrome is the best browser, when i first downloaded it, my internet was running at a lighting speed, i even checked my speed

    http://www.ip-details.com/internet-speed-test/%5B/url%5D
    and it was normal too, hitherto i used firefox which chocked my browsing capabilities .
    But the only one advantage with firefox is that it has more add ons, which makes things much easier

    #223782

    DavidF
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    I tried Chrome about a week ago. It immediately crashed my flash and after 30 minutes of looking through support pages, I couldn’t find a good fix. I’m sure one is out there, but if the browsing experience isn’t convenient, I can’t see why a non-technical user like myself would switch from Firefox.

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