Google Makes Chrome Browser Logins Official

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haboh

Doesn't sound very usefull. I browse different things at home and at work, and on my laptop and have no need for it to sync up. In fact half the stuff on my home browers would hit the firewall at work and get logged by IT (no, game stuff, not NSFW stuff..). Extension sync is a little more usefull though

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theplustwo

I could see using it at home, so when a family member wants to use a shared machine they can switch to their profile instead of logging me out of GMail and Facebook and such to check their stuff. You can set up separate Windows accounts, but that's a lot more to manage, and usually people won't bother to log out of Windows and switch accounts if they "just want to check a couple things."

Obviously at work everything's managed by the domain and I'm the only one who uses my account and browser on this machine, so it wouldn't be useful there.

My guess is that this feature is probably really driven by Chrome OS, where it is likely the only real account switching that needs to occur, since the browser is the OS.

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livebriand

I don't quite trust google't privacy track record, plus I prefer firefox's addons. Really, as long as you download the addon compatibility reporter, it's completely fine. I uninstalled chrome a little while ago and won't be going back.

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Holly Golightly

I have not signed into Chrome. To be honest with you, Chrome is not my primary browser. I use FireFox mostly as it has the better extentions. I do like the idea of having a cloud option to save... Just don't force me to log in to use the browser.

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someone87

 

Not sure what all these extensions are that people keep talking about with FF.

I use vanilla Chrome, and have never needed additional functionality.

Maybe I am a simple user, maybe I just don't mess with things too much, maybe I don't know what I am missing, but vanilla Chrome simply rocks.

 

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szore

ditto.

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bugmenot1234

vanilla eh.  they have lime builds now for chrome os..  anyway.. yes you don't know what you're missing and/or are a simple user.  Nothing wrong with being a simple user. 

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szore

...so tell us, what exactly are we missing? Be specific.

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