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    Has anyone tried the new Google browser?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NaCl, Sep 10, 2008.

    I got a message on my home system (Vista) saying a new Google browser is available. I believe it's called "Chrome". I don't see the same offer on my office system (XP). Just wondering if any of you tried it.
     
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    Didn't know it was out yet. I'm downloading it now, but I honestly think I will be using firefox.
     
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    I am using Chrome right now.
    It is fast.
    And awesome.

    I tested it out. I opened twenty tabs with Chrome and Firefox. Chrome was finished with its twenty tabs like it was no big deal. Firefox took a lot of time to load twenty tabs.
    I was able to open twenty tabs three times with Chrome before the original twenty tabs on Firefox loaded.

    My new favorite browser.
     
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    No linux version :cry:. I guess I'll stick with firefox.
     
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    Just tried Chrome and it's pretty good. Has lots of good options and is fast. Still, I prefer firefox.
     
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    yeah im also using it. its really nice, the reason its faseter is because each tab is treated as a separate process so if one tab crashes the others still run. its pretty cool and the most visited thing they have when u start it is awesome. i love that. i recommend it.
     
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    I'm afraid of the Chrome... :redface:

    Will it hurt me?
     
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    its harmless. much faster than firefox or safari. sleek design. :)
     
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    I'm gonna wait and see if it eats your processors in the next week, before I download.
     
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    It seems that as of late everything I download has some sort of add-on download from Google. Will we one day call it the Googlenet? Will websites go from www.somethingorother.com to ggg.weowneverythingonthegooglenet.google?
     
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    I use IE, but I'm going to give Chrome a try right now.... if I like it I'll stick with it. I'm a Google fan in general so I probably will.
     
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    Faster than fire fox? A lot of the people I know who have tried it said fire fox was faster (Of course that could be this horribly underfunded school network effecting download speed XD).

    Thus far I've been told its a little glitchy and in need of polish but that its perfectly functional. All my friends say they are sticking with Firefox though.
     
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    Ya, I haven't noticed any difference in speed between chrome and firefox. And the bugs and glitches are acceptable since this is a beta version.
     
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    You will only notice the difference if you know how to set up a network.
    Most people have the basic network.
    If you don't know how to set up your own network and place your settings, then there is no way you can tell a difference.
     
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    Why do so many people ue firefox? I though IE was the only one that the majority of people use.....

    Also I detest Google, I only ever use Yahoo
     
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    Most people prefer Firefox or other browsers because Internet Explorer is spam/virus/spyware bait. Its functional sure but there are much better browsers out there and most of them are free.
     
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    I just got Firefox (right this minute) and I think I’m digging it pretty well. Definite difference in speed just loading up writingforums.org and my work intranet.

    How do I get two pages to show in the same Firefox session? Do I have to have the browser open twice to have the forum and my intranet open at the same time??

    Oh, and did I just freakin' notice that Firefox does spell checking while I'm typing directly into the forum ?!?!?! :eek:

    I'm sold!!! Bye bye IE.....
     
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    ctrl + t opens in a new tab in firefox. I thought IE had the same thing also.
     
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    Lol. You can open tabs by pressing ctrl and T at the same time Wrey.
     
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    I've been using it all day, and I really do like it. It'll probably be replacing IE for me. I don't like Firefox, it never has appealed to me when I do use it. It looks like I'll be using Chrome from now on.
     
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    I use Opera. I like it better and there's even less risk of getting any garbage. Anyone making viruses for an Opera user is wasting their time. ;)
     

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