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 Post subject: Will you use Google's new browser?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:33 pm 
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Google Chrome.

I'll give it a shot.


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Mee too, i love google! but i think that firefox will be hard to beat, with all of the add-ons and the "fanbase."


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Having read their comic and that blog, I'm excited to try Chrome. Sounds like a fantastic project.


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It depends - does it collect data and store it for as long as Google typically does?


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Read the article, THEN respond.


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Nah, I doubt it. I hate changing to new browsers... until I finally switched to Firefox about a year ago, I was still using Netscape 7! :oops:


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I'll pass. I already have a free browser that works.


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Spider Monkey wrote:
I'll pass. I already have a free browser that works.


But but but .. this one will be BETTERZ!


(Actually, I'm sure that it will be .. if google can get their download page back up so I can test it out, I'll let you know. :P )


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Jipstyle wrote:
Spider Monkey wrote:
I'll pass. I already have a free browser that works.


But but but .. this one will be BETTERZ!


(Actually, I'm sure that it will be .. if google can get their download page back up so I can test it out, I'll let you know. :P )


Please do. Now hat I've read the cartoon strip about it, I'm actually interested. Bout time someone has figured out hiow to allow for tab separation.


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hmm... it says there using components from Firefox. does this use gecko?

anyway, I'll certainly give it shot. but I am incredibly happy with Firefox. Google has a good track record so I'll see what its got


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Just started using Google Chrome. Quite a nice browser,and it's actually pretty speedy for a beta product.


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I will once it runs as more than a command line "all tests passed" version on Linux...


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It seems really fast but needs a flash blocker before I'll use it.


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Gailim wrote:
hmm... it says there using components from Firefox. does this use gecko?

anyway, I'll certainly give it shot. but I am incredibly happy with Firefox. Google has a good track record so I'll see what its got


Nope, it doesn't use Gecko. It does use WebKit and something else .. can't remember at the moment.

You really should read the write-up, Gailim .. you'd find it interesting, I think. This is more than just a new browser .. it represents a new way of thinking about how we present web content that is only relevant to those interested in looking under the hood. The web browser looks the same, but under the skin is quite different.

I'm very interested to see how well Chrome scales on multi-core systems since it is truly multi-threaded. With a sandbox for each tab, a multi-core proc will have a huge performance advantage for those who keep many tabs open and flick quickly between them.

Hmmm, I wonder. They could graph the incidences of tab switching and allocate tabs to cores in such a way that minimises the number of edges between 'tab' vertices. </digression>

Anyway. Interesting stuff. I'm trying to get the source now because their damn download page isn't up yet.

Edit: Apparently, their linux version is still alpha (at best). Oh well. I'm trying it anyway. :D


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Spider Monkey wrote:
Jipstyle wrote:
Spider Monkey wrote:
I'll pass. I already have a free browser that works.


But but but .. this one will be BETTERZ!


(Actually, I'm sure that it will be .. if google can get their download page back up so I can test it out, I'll let you know. :P )


Please do. Now hat I've read the cartoon strip about it, I'm actually interested. Bout time someone has figured out hiow to allow for tab separation.


Exactly. A truly multi-threaded browser is going to rock like the Stones when they were still getting high. Especially on an octocore hyperthreaded Nehalem chip.

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I just tried out the incognito mode. Quite well implemented I must admit. Automatic spelling correction is also nice. On par with Firefox's spelling module. You can still tell it's a beta release, but so far, I'm really liking it. Hopefully, Google will pare down the memory requirements. Having 8 tabs open in Firefox results in 120,000K memory being used. In Chrome, it's over 140K.


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I doubt that memory requirements will shrink because the architecture that they've chosen to implement looks like it will use more memory than previous browsers.

They've chosen to separate each tab as a separate instance of a webapp using WebKit and run each tab in its own memory sandbox. This will use more memory but it should also increase performance (possibly by quite a large margin), so long as the PC has enough RAM. Given the move to 2GB+ in the average machine, I understand their decision. Time will tell if they were correct.

They need to hurry up and release their linux version!


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I wonder if the Google Operating System is next... GOS, haha, they've got free stuff to compete with everything it seems, Office, Email, a browser, an amazing search engine, whats next? (don't get me wrong, i do love google)


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gOS was a rumour based on an existing operating system.

Google has no reason to create an OS ... it is a huge task with no pay-off for them.


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Are you serious? i just made that up and have never heard of that rumour! thats crazy.


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