Google Chrome may Come Pre-installed on new PCs Next Year

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horzo

Google Chrome... the solution in search of a problem.

 

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SpazzAttack

I've been in development of a major web application over the past two years.  Everything works fine in IE and Firefox.  Safari is a buggy piece of crap on any platform.  What does Google do? Base their new browser on Apple's web kit.  The result? yet another browser with all the idiotic bugs that Safari has.  Even IE 7 sticks to the so-called "standards" better than Chrome.  Bah!

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winmaster

Safari 4 is the most web standard compliant, or at least thats what I've heard. Have you ever tested IE with Acid3, the result is embarassing. IE isn't standard compliant, just Microsoft compliant, that means that it does the best job at displaying web sites that are Microsoft compliant. Microsoft kind of goes off and does its own thing. IE is a joke.

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dankers

"Simple, it comes bundled with every new Windows based PC and is the most widely known and supported web platform in the world." -fix'd

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Keith E. Whisman

I kinda like the idea of my next Windows coming with the most popular options preinstalled. All I have to do is select witch browser I want. 

Instead of making just the search provider an option make the browser also an option at installation.

Would you like to install Chrome, FireFox or IE8 or all Three? That should be part of the OS installation process.

I prefer Chrome because of it's speed and I also use Firefox3 and IE7 when I find incampatibilities.

 

Chrome is nice though. 

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ghot

People are wising up after the pre installed Vista debacle.....to be honest I don't trust Google anymore.....sure they have nice programs, but they sell your' information (aka  browsing habits) to anyone with a bank roll.  I realize they are not the only ones.....but when will consumers wise up and start purchasing OS and bloatware free PCs?  After all PC does stand for PERSONAL Computer. 

Lets just hope DeCrapifier will remove Google Chrome also. 

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GenericBob

If you don't trust Google with your information, you can still download and use a variant of Chrome if you're interested. SRWare also had misgivings about Google's collection and retention policies, so it released what it calls Iron, which is Chrome without the Google information-collection aspects of the browser. SRWare was able to strip these items out because Google provides access to the browser's source code. If you're interested in downloading Iron, visit http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php.

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AndyYankee17

eh chrome will be better than all the other bloatware that come on oem machines

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winmaster

The only thing I want pre-intalled on an OEM rig is Windows. I am, however, looking forward to Chrome's end of the beta phase. Once that happens, I'll probably install it and give it a try.

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