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Old September 4th, 2008, 02:32 AM
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Any thoughts on Chrome?

Just wondering if anyone had any opinions??

..either for, or against?

I did a search, and no threads came up regarding it...

Just figured, since this is a browser forum..and it being a new browser..

from Google..

Maybe just a thumbs up or down would work.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 03:57 AM
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Read discussion here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/in...c,65167.0.html
There are some serious privacy issues (my post #16 on page 2)
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:36 AM
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Thanks for the link Broni.

Once again, tucked in the folds of the fine print, Google rears its ugly invasive head.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:46 AM
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We can add Google to still growing long list...
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Old September 4th, 2008, 05:50 AM
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I downloaded it and I think it isn't close to competing with IE or Firefox or Opera.
I figured it would be a lot better. Thumbs down.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:02 AM
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It has a long way to go. That's for sure.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:54 AM
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chrome<FF3

hey.

I had 3 Chrome windows open, each with multiple tabs. One of the tabs locked up and crashed, and it took down all 3 browser windows along with the tabs.

At least if Firefox 3 crashes it offers to reload all the pages you had opened previously. Chrome offered nothing after the crash.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 02:40 AM
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I took 1 look @ the screenshots and closed the page in disgust
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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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I've been looking it over for a couple weeks off and on. It's not really a very comfortable browser unless you like complete simplicity. I keep looking for things that aren't there. I don't think it compares in any way to Firefox (or IE). Maybe I'll like it better when it grows up some and the extension developers get on board.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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Since Chrome is based on Webkit 3.1 used by Safari 3.1, it performs just like that and gives no problems, except that Safari is now 3.2 to block some malware problem so I suppose Chrome will get updated as well.

Chrome is a bit sparse but in many ways I like the clean, stripped down look and it loads quickly. The real test will be whether the sandboxing of malware into just one box which can be closed works well, and it seems from a previous post that it doesn't.

I'm having major problems with IE8 beta 2 which has obviously been released much too soon.
Anchors don't work.
opacity and filters seem to be off the agenda permanently.
css dropdown menus don't work well as the mouse loses connection moving from the top level to the dropdown menu (compatibility view doesn't cure this even though IE7 and all other browsers work well). You have to wave the mouse around to maintain a connection.
Worst of all IE8 stops displaying text and bottom curved corners to divs on some of my pages where the code validates and there is no javascript to confuse the browser. However, there is a large PHP dropdown menu and large amounts of text in simple div p tags, but IE8 just gives up, not on all divs, just some. A refresh just transfers the problem to another div. Compatibility view cures the problem. I may have to add the meta tag to emulate IE7 but I'll just wait and see if the problem gets cured.

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Old September 19th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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http://chromekb.com/vulnerabilities/

google chrome vulnerabilities
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