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Hi Humpty, there's a lad just posted in the CCleaner section about this browser, looking to clean history etc, and it piqued my curiosity.

 

I'll have to fire up Returnil and give it a try. Appreciate the link.

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Gave it a brief run here and it seemed quite usable.

 

The memory usage seems to be controlled exceptionally well.

 

With one tab open it was only using 14 meg memory then I opened up six tabs with the mem going up to 50 meg with it dropping back to 20 meg after closing all but one tab.

 

Speed is on par with FF but I really can't see myself using Chrome fulltime as I just like FF and my addons too much atm.

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Chrome is still in Beta though so I don't know. I'm not even going to try it to be honest.

 

They had some story about it on the news saying it was competition for Microsoft Explorer - they should've said Microsoft Internet Explorer. :lol:

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I'm trying it on my old 500MHZ 512MB RAM PIII system and it is quite snappy.

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If multiple tabs are opened then I think that each tab runs in it's own memory space so if one page crashes only that page will and not the others?

 

Open a couple of extra tabs and check in taskmanager.

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If multiple tabs are opened then I think that each tab runs in it's own memory space so if one page crashes only that page will and not the others?

 

Open a couple of extra tabs and check in taskmanager.

 

Chrome has it's own Task Manager built in so you can see what each tab is using.

 

This speed test shows Chrome is much faster with Javascript than the other browsers. http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-100308...tag=mncol;title

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Not my cup of tea, and an interesting comment at the bottom of the page in that speed test:

 

Second, my apologies here to Opera, whose browser I don't have installed.

 

Why not, it's a very popular browser now, and probably more significant in the context of this speed test, a fast browser.

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I cant believe people are actually praising this thing. I think the google name is blinding them from the truth. The interface of this browser is such crap that I cant imagine anyone trying to do serious web surfing on it. Seriously... you cant change the homepage.. you can only have it load additional pages? Not to mention there is no search bar, menu bar, or.... options! Oh and its just a beta right? Well your also forgetting that just about everything google does stays in beta pretty much forever so its not getting better any time soon. :P

 

If you like this then you probably would like safari because in my view they both make the same mistakes. (but at least you can make safari work the way you want it and not the way google does.)

 

Oh and there is also this if your a conspiracy theorist:

http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-e...posts-to-emails

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Oh and there is also this if your a conspiracy theorist:

http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-e...posts-to-emails

I was wondering when I watched that news report about it if they're going to keep all the data on you like where you've browsed, what you've downloaded, etc., since they do after all keep all searches that everyone makes and never delete it. That's called data mining for those that don't know.

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Well I played with Chrome for an hour or so in a VM but I think I'll be sticking with FF.

 

Doesn't work with Sandboxie properly unless low level access is allowed which is less secure.

 

Still in beta but it does have potential though.

Sandboxie Forum Discussion on Chrome

 

We will let this pass through since Chrome is still in beta, but still: Chrome should not crash that easily. One of our readers noticed that Chrome and all of its tabs will crash as soon as the two characters ?:%? are entered in the URL bar. Chrome?s message: ?Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart now??

How to crash Chrome

 

One of the most impressive features in Google's open source Chrome web browser is V8, a high-performance JavaScript virtual machine that was developed by a team of specialists in Denmark. Although Chrome's performance beats the current stable version of Firefox, benchmarks show that Mozilla's next-generation JavaScript engine actually outperforms V8.

Ars Technica Article

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OK, first impression: "Cheeeze-o-petes, where's all my stuff?" :lol:

 

Worked OK. Runs a little heavier in a virtual machine than does IE. This scr.shot is in a vm with 2400 mb available ram. Both Chrome and IE open, both have 1 tab up.

 

Am I reading it right that Chrome is using about twice as much ram as IE? Also, google update phones home when the vm is restarted?

 

edit: Well OK, the miserable thing had 2 tabs open...who knew...still about the same or a bit heavier that IE.

 

picture:

chrome_v_ie546.png.xs.jpg

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I cant believe people are actually praising this thing. I think the google name is blinding them from the truth. The interface of this browser is such crap that I cant imagine anyone trying to do serious web surfing on it. Seriously... you cant change the homepage (hereby referred to as 1).. you can only have it load additional pages? Not to mention there is no search bar, menu bar, or.... options! (hereby referred to as 2) Oh and its just a beta right? Well your also forgetting that just about everything google does stays in beta pretty much forever so its not getting better any time soon. :P

 

If you like this then you probably would like safari because in my view they both make the same mistakes. (but at least you can make safari work the way you want it and not the way google does.)

 

Oh and there is also this if your a conspiracy theorist:

http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-e...posts-to-emails

 

 

1 - Wrong. Upon reading this, I tested, and sure enough, I was able to load Chrome the way I wanted, with the homepage I wanted.

 

2 - Wrong again. Tinker with it before making assumptions. The options menu is how I was able to change homepage :P

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Yes you can change your Homepage and its faster than almost all other browsers though it is a bit heavier than most but most want speed and it delivers on that count I like it but not as much as Firefox.

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each tab runs on its own thread.

 

 

By the way, I believe I read in the usage policy that anything you write and submit through the web, google has the rights to redistribute it.

 

/me writes a novel on Google Doc's using Chrome.

 

/me watches Google publish his book.

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each tab runs on its own thread.

 

 

By the way, I believe I read in the usage policy that anything you write and submit through the web, google has the rights to redistribute it.

 

/me writes a novel on Google Doc's using Chrome.

 

/me watches Google publish his book.

 

They have revised that use agreement because of the backlash. I would like to see them try to do what you suggested. They would get buried as a company and fast. It would be suicide for them to pull that type of BS.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome Proves, No Future for Web OS

 

It?s far to early for me to actually review of the new Google Chrome browser but my gut still says this beta is huge news. Based on what I?ve read so far, the real news about Chrome is that it proves the concept of a web based operating system will never work.

 

As a web browser I like Chrome. It?s lighting fast and in the typical Google tradition it has a simple UI. It has a plain appearance like the Google home page and it?s not overly cluttered with useless icons I?ll never use.

http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2008/09/c...for-web-os.html
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