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    I just downloaded Google's beta release of their browser Chrome

    There are so many things I like and dislike about it but I think its about time I switch from Firefox to Chrome or may be atleast try it for a few days.

    I can say for sure that Chrome is the fastest browser I have ever used and its prefetch DNS function actually reduces the loading times for those sites to a bare minimum which you visit by clicking a link on a webpage.

    Chrome is a no nonsense browser is all I can say at the moment

    There are a few things missing aswell but I would come back with a comprehensive list


    If you would like to download the browser here is the direct download link : http://dl.google.com/update2/installers/ChromeSetup.exe

    Or if you already have it installed please share your views and how you compare Chrome with whatever youve been using before.

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    Still, I feel FF3 is the best. But Chrome looks very promising mate!!.
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    grafics.. are cool.. design i felt very neat... but.. i think its not fast .. like mozilla is faster... i hope u know guys... tweak for mozilla.. i mean.. tht network pipelining option... tht thing in mozilla makes it faster.... comparatively.. nice.. chrome is just little slow... rest lets see other ppls advice n comments..


    overall as the admin said.. for few days.. can give it a try.. but mozilla is the best till now still i think

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    Because Chrome has been created by Google it will do quite well, as Google itself it doing, it may take some time but i think it will get popular.

    For those who have used it is it better than Firefox?

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    I used it and it crached or freezed every time I clicked on a link or a button. I think it's because chrome uses 'Google Gears' built in that it seems fast. Its missing a lot of things. There are very little things you can customize in it. Its really simple to understand and use (reminds me of a kids bowser). We can't complain it's only a beta release(testing version). It's no where near as good as FireFox yet. But If we don't support it those guys will quit like they did with Google Answers.

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    Default I'm Chromed !

    Downloaded and trying Chrome (Beta). For now it's looking all Cream & I like
    it to certain extent. Too early to give a thumbs up or down, but I am sure it's
    definitely going to be better than IE.

    I feel it's much faster than other browser. Setup is minimum yet very functional.
    I personally liked the option for Bookmark Toolbar, others either had the toolbar or not.
    None had an option to able/ disable it.

    And OH MY GOD...No HOME PAGE OPTION !!! :tank:
    Phew it's optional
    When I first didn't see Home Page option, I was like...No Home, No Chrome !:stuart:

    For now it is :45: of Browsers
    Will Post more as I come across other features.

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    Not a good start then hey!

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    MY VOTE GOES TO ff3

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    Default Chrome is the name , web Browsing is the game

    I downloaded chrome, and been using it for 5-6 hrs , tried all things loosing every thing scanning all, and it has with-standed me well quite , i have done some site web page opening for testing and it has come true to my expectation , by google stamp.
    Its sleek , slim, trimmed, even a novice user can quickly judge with few session on-hand experience .
    It goes as smooth as skiing on butter. AND ITS ONLY BETA and more to come . I am expecting more surprises.
    In my opinion, it is the best ever designed browser, being an FF3 die hard fan, I am very much in dilemma , I am being split into two. I hope FF3 bombs on Chrome with some thing unique. Till then I am allll Chrome's .
    With the NOte: Please enlight me if I have gone wrong, and make me once again belive FF# is the best out there.

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    Thanks Admin for starting this post
    Did not that Google was having its own browser

    I will try it out today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Because Chrome has been created by Google it will do quite well, as Google itself it doing, it may take some time but i think it will get popular.

    For those who have used it is it better than Firefox?
    Well not really better than Firefox but it is definitely faster than all i should say ....
    Just give a click and it opens...at least i found it this way ....
    I mean may be after accumulating some certificates and other stuff it will slow down ...but since 3 days it hasnt.

    I guess it will knock out IE to some extent.as though many have been using FireFox insted of IE ..i guess they will soon shift to Chrome.
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    Well For me chrome looked better ,faster and simpler than FF3. I esp liked the fact that the tabs move to the top bar saving a lot of space esp good for laptops but can't shift until it has "mouse gestures". The most important feature and also something similar to flasgot in firefox

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    I installed Google Chrome today...
    It looks good....:thumbup:
    Will use Chrome & FireFox form now on wards...
    Bye Bye to IE8..

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    definitely google chrome is fast....of course looks are good...tough competition for ff3

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    so i guess ..internet explorers days are counted now..
    i never liked it anyways.

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    Default Duh...

    How come no one is supporting Opera? After I tried Opera, I never looked back at FF.

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    Opera is a fast browser. But it's not very good when dealing with java script. And there are a bunch of sites that doesn't support opera(eg: Raaga, Music Plugin, etc. Google Chrome and Firefox are the leading browsers now. Besides if you setup correctly you will find that Firefox is way faster than opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexina View Post
    so i guess ..internet explorers days are counted now..
    i never liked it anyways.
    IE can never be counted out. It is the only supported browser from large corporates. It is not very good but it is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milan View Post
    grafics.. are cool.. design i felt very neat... but.. i think its not fast .. like mozilla is faster... i hope u know guys... tweak for mozilla.. i mean.. tht network pipelining option... tht thing in mozilla makes it faster.... comparatively.. nice.. chrome is just little slow... rest lets see other ppls advice n comments..


    overall as the admin said.. for few days.. can give it a try.. but mozilla is the best till now still i think
    Without any tweaks Benchmark testing(java script bench marks) showed that Chrome was the fastest....

    Quote Originally Posted by HydraHeaded View Post
    How come no one is supporting Opera? After I tried Opera, I never looked back at FF.
    -->Firefox has millions of add-ons for just about every app from IMs(meebo , ICQ and some private ones) to google apps like Google earth ,Blog writer ,Download manager,Add/flash anime blocker ,piclens,cooliris etc etc etc its like a mini Operating system !....
    -->Also Official benchmark tests show that Firefox 3.1 is faster than Opera 9.52 in displaying web pages.
    -->Mozilla is the fastest at patching security holes .
    -->Millions of cool themes

    Currently i am using all the web browsers except Safari (in windows) and i ll testify that Firefox is the best.
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    i can not use it here on my system coz i m working on windows 2000 and this browser is for xp and vista only.. will download it and try it on xp system... or on vista at home..

    but as per comments it sounds like a good browser

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    Guys its actually the architecture of Google Chrome that makes the difference.
    Google has revolutionized the concept of backbone for Web Browsers.
    Chrome has few gears from FireFox but they have rewritten the entire JavaScript architecture.
    Chrome is not a single process that runs.In Chrome every tab is a single process hence whenever a tab freezes of say crashes the entire browser does not come down.
    Thats where the beauty of Chrome is .....Try opening FireFox multiple windows ,in the Task Manager you will find that all the instances of FireFox are initiated from the same single process.Where as in Chrome each and every window and infact each and every tab is a seperate process.
    Check it Out.
    This is what google claims that makes the browser fast.
    Also what i liked is that Google Chrome has a builtin Task Manager which gives network usage of each and every tab.
    Check this also out.You get the liberty to end process pertaining to a tab that freezes.
    Its in beta stages ......so we cant expect much ...

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    hope u ppl came across chrome new option.. its ' icognito window ' i liked this feature.. quiet good... it wont leave traces of your history for browsing and all..... ctrl+shift+n:w00t:
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    everyone is using this but i m unable to check this out.. coz home computer still not working and at working m using best n stable OS Windows 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by shriniketsarkar View Post
    Guys its actually the architecture of Google Chrome that makes the difference.
    Google has revolutionized the concept of backbone for Web Browsers.
    Chrome has few gears from FireFox but they have rewritten the entire JavaScript architecture.
    Chrome is not a single process that runs.In Chrome every tab is a single process hence whenever a tab freezes of say crashes the entire browser does not come down.
    Thats where the beauty of Chrome is .....Try opening FireFox multiple windows ,in the Task Manager you will find that all the instances of FireFox are initiated from the same single process.Where as in Chrome each and every window and infact each and every tab is a seperate process.
    Check it Out.
    This is what google claims that makes the browser fast.
    Also what i liked is that Google Chrome has a builtin Task Manager which gives network usage of each and every tab.
    Check this also out.You get the liberty to end process pertaining to a tab that freezes.
    Its in beta stages ......so we cant expect much ...
    Yeah Chrome will never crash (excluding tab crashes) ....and the incognito is by far the best privacy surfing option in any web browser....But you cannot enter any site which needs your cookies to be enabled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    Yeah Chrome will never crash (excluding tab crashes) ....and the incognito is by far the best privacy surfing option in any web browser....But you cannot enter any site which needs your cookies to be enabled



    will it work for RS?? i mean i think v wont have to wait for 1 download at a time.. i think in icognito.. we can download multiplefiles at same time... as a free user.. i dont know actually.. never tried.. correct me.. if am wrong..
    Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:

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    Default Inspiration of Chrome

    Inspiration of Chrome..check out the attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milan View Post
    will it work for RS?? i mean i think v wont have to wait for 1 download at a time.. i think in icognito.. we can download multiplefiles at same time... as a free user.. i dont know actually.. never tried.. correct me.. if am wrong..
    I don't think icognito mode will hide your ip(which is what RS uses to identify for free users). It will stop chrome from storing any cache, cookies etc on your computer. There is an addon for Firefox called 'Stealther' which will do exactly the same. Or maybe I could be wrong.

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    ny 1 ny ideas>>???
    Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:

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    i just installed this few mins back and found it to be very light on system and working good, just trying to use it on xp right now may be will use it on home vista too but still FF is my default browser

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    as of now chrome is awesome...the features and everything...though I did find chrome hanging sometimes is some video sites like youtube....but thats only sometimes....hope google removes all the bugs soon

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    Chrome's Corporate Review

    Speed
    Chrome is being touted as faster than other browsers, and I've seen some reports where people have said it really is faster. Admittedly, my test experience wasn't a controlled laboratory study, but I'm just not seeing a big improvement in speed.

    It's certainly not any slower than IE, but I don't notice any particular speed improvement over IE either. For me, when you claim faster speed, it should mean noticeably faster, something that is obvious and doesn't need a chronograph to measure minor differences.

    Security
    Google claims that it was able to design Chrome for the Internet as it exists today, not as it was years ago. So rather than creating patches as new threats and usage of the Internet evolved, Google says it designed a more robust security architecture. There is a certain logic to this; the basic flaw, however, is that the Internet is not static. Just as IE has had to adapt, so will Chrome.

    Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) has always claimed that IE has excellent security, something it touts with a straight face every time it issues a new security patch. I expect that we will see the same with Chrome. In fact, within hours of Chrome's release, there were reports of possible security flaws.

    Stability
    Chrome uses what Google calls a "multiprocess architecture," which allows Web pages to continue to function even if one or more pages crash. While in the past, one crashed page might crash the entire browser, now the problem would be contained.

    Since Web pages only crash when you don't want them to, I wasn't able to personally test this. I hope it works as advertised, as this could come in very handy at times. There is, however, a price to pay for to this: Chrome does use substantially more memory than IE to provide this functionality, and it could be a problem for users with older hardware.

    Nice Features
    One of the features that I like the best is the "most visited page." When you open a new tab, you see a screen shot of the sites that you visit most often. It's like having your most-used bookmarks displayed for easy use. I've found this very handy when researching topics and going back and forth between different sites, and you can also set Chrome to open to "most visited" rather than one particular page.

    The browser also offers a number of other nice features, such as "Paste and Go." When you place the cursor in the address box and right click you have a choice of "Paste" and also "Paste and Go." "Paste and Go" combines "Paste" and enter, saving me one key stroke. Maybe it's not a big deal, but I must say I like it--and it indicates that Google has really thought about how people use a browser.

    Some Sites Don't Support Chrome
    You may find that Chrome works well on many of your favorite sites. But if you have a problem with a site and call its Web site support, you may find that the site doesn't support the use of Chrome.

    And support for new browsers is often slow in coming. Firefox was launched in 2004 and now has about 20% of the market. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that Bank of America (nyse: BAC - news - people ), one of the largest financial institutions in the world, announced that it would officially support the use of Firefox on its site. Until Chrome gains some significant market share, you may need to hang on to IE as a backup for those sites where Chrome doesn't work well--or at all.

    Some Sites Only Allow IE
    Do you like to play games on MSN? If so, don't plan on using Chrome (or Firefox, either). If you go to the Games section with Chrome, you'll get a message stating "Important Note: Your browser or operating system does not meet the minimum requirements to play on MSN Games. You may be able to download games for offline play; however, the online games can be played only with Internet Explorer version 6 or later, and Windows 2000 or later."

    Microsoft, which likes to play hardball, is obviously not going out of its way to make it easy to use a competing product.

    To be fair to Microsoft, you may find this on other sites, too, as developers sometimes design only for IE because it is the most commonly used browser. Over time--and as the usage of Chrome and Firefox increase--I would expect this to become less of an issue, although it may never disappear completely.

    Finally, there are a couple of issues that are important to corporate users: How well will Chrome work with Outlook Web Access, and will it show "presence" with Microsoft's Unified Communication?

    Outlook Web Access
    Many corporate users find OWA a simple way to access their e-mail when they don't have access to their work computers. Just open up a browser window on any computer, cruise to your site and you are in.

    Chrome does appear to work with OWA, but you'll note some differences, such as no preview window. Chrome also gives you fewer calendar options. It only lets you choose daily or weekly views, compared with IE, which gives you the option of a monthly view.

    Presence
    If your company uses Microsoft's Unified Communications technology, you may be familiar with the "jelly bean" that indicates the status or "presence" as indicated by the colored icon that appears next to a person's name in an application. Unfortunately, this doesn't work with Chrome, which displays everyone as "presence unknown," as if the browser was outside the company's network.
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    I have found some issues with Google Chrome.

    It is a nice browser but (all) keyboard shortcuts that work in IE for vBulletin do not work in Chrome. e.g.
    Ctrl+I for bbcode of [ I ] and [ /I ]
    Ctrl+B for bbcode of [ B] and [ /B ]
    etc.

    p/s. I added the space between [ and ] braces so that bbcode is not implemented.
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