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Old 12-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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Google Chrome is Finally Worthwhile.

I tried it when it was first released, and was not very excited. However I decided to revisit it after I found a particularly bad virus. So far so good.

+Tabs run in separate processes so if a page stops responding you can kill it without losing your other tabs. As of right now I haven't had a freeze up.



+Low memory usage. While it uses about the same memory as firefox when you have a few tabs running, since each tab is a process you can tell which one is being a memory hog.



+Very high response time.

While you can achieve that with any browser, usually through hidden options, chrome feels way more responsive out of the box.

-No in-depth configurations.

Would love to see how fast this could be if you could tweak to your connection specifically.

http://www.google.com/chrome
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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my biggest concern is security. How does Google Chrome cope with it?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Incognito Surfing:
Maybe you are just private and don't think that details of your web surfing should be retained on your system. Perhaps you are trying to shop for a spouse online and you don't want the search or history data to reveal what you might be shopping for. Whatever your reason, Google Chrome has an Incognito feature which lets you surf the Web with relative anonymity.
The Incognito mode can also be useful when browsing on public systems like library or school PC's. With Incognito the sites you open and files you download are not logged in the browser history and all new cookies are removed when the session closes.

Safe Browsing:
Secure web browsing relies on certificates to verify the authenticity of the server you are connected to. Some attacks can be accomplished though by providing a certificate to convince your browser it is safe, but redirect you to a different, malicious web site.
Google Chrome compares the information provided in the certificate with the actual server being connected to and alerts you if the information doesn't jive. If Chrome detects that the address specified in the certificate and the actual server you connect to are not the same, it issues this warning "'This is probably not the site you are looking for!"
http://netsecurity.about.com/od/webb...mesecurity.htm

Really didn't look that much into it, but I prefer my security in the background, as long as it checks for shady certificate sites and crap like that I'm good.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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but I must nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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How is it "finally worthwhile" when you're talking about features that it's always had? I thought this was going to be a thread about how the beta has support for extensions, finally.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:47 PM   #10
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middle mouse click scroll. One reason I was waiting. Still waiting for some extensions to make it over like greasemonkey and others.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #11
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I just used it maybe a month or two ago and had to almost always refresh a page I got from a link (does that makes sense). Like..links were always dead, but not really I just had to refresh the page. That was annoying so I went back to FF.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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I still use it. It works great for me. Even for class it works pretty well. Still IMO not as stable as FF, but I like it better nonetheless.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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using the beta on mac... just wanting a flashblock to make it perfect
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #14
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Chrome has been my main browser for months now. I don't even have FF installed. This might seem unthinkable to some of you, but FF has felt like nothing but bloat for a long time. I used to use Opera, but Chrome wins by being more simple and streamlined. I really prefer the simplistic interface of Chrome, and the extra display area that offers.

Chrome is speedy and reacts better to running alongside of a game (in my experiences, anyway). The tabs being at the very top works much better for me, on a visual level.

It's also neat how with searchable websites like GameFAQs or eBay, you can type the address into the address bar, hit Tab, and enter your search term. Other browsers have something similar, but it feels more streamlined in Chrome.


On the other hand, GOOGLE IS PROBABLY WATCHING ME HI GOOGLE
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:47 PM   #15
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I have treid it on both the PC and the Mac. Neither impressed me enough to stop using Firefox. Since we live in an age where 4GB of RAM is common, memory usage is certainly not a concern. It is a bit uglier than Firefox and seems very bare-bones. It doesn't seem any faster.
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