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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted September 01, 2008 09:13      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Google's browser...

oooo shiny, maybe. [Smile]

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-01-n47.html

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 01, 2008 13:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looks cool, but does it run Greasemonkey scripts?.

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted September 01, 2008 15:41      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Looks cool, but does it run Greasemonkey scripts?.

Greasemonkey scripts are nothing more than User Javascript implementations, so I guess they will.
Pretty impressive and modular project. I fear resource consumption a bit for single core systems, but I guess it's a forward thinking move.

UPDATE: Hmm, Opera anyone? http://blogoscoped.com/google-chrome/21 Well, it's time for the Opera devs to get on the Open Source wagon before it's too late.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted September 01, 2008 19:24      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
More info here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

We just got the mail saying it was announced on the public blog. Until the official press release, I could say more, but I'ld have to kill you.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2008 03:08      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
___________________ Hi Y'all __ I some times think Google knows too much about Internet net users and their habits. They seem to be too big brother-ish for me. I try to use other search engines as Google always seems to take me to commercial sites with something to sell not the info I really wanted.

___ As in my prior posts I must have found every battery vendor in the world, but not the info that I wanted.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
As in my prior posts I must have found every battery vendor in the world, but not the info that I wanted.

Searching on Google is like talking to your wife, you have to know just the right way to ask the question if you want to get any useful information. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2008 09:22      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TheMoMan and TFD – Funny, the Mrs and I find that Google is great if you're looking for hard core info and Yahoo! is good if you're looking to shop. But, I'm probably a piss-poor Google user as I usually ignore all the ads.

But, I do have to agree in general, TFD, you do need to know how to ask just the right question in just the right way with any search engine.

Then again, YMMV.

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Uh, so far as I can tell Chrome is for (ugh) Windows and they are promising OSX/Linux versions "real soon now."

So despite all the nifty tech talk this is merely another move in the Google/Microsoft war, and I'm bored.

Wake me up when I can have something useful.

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...and it's buggy: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/09/03/google-chrome-out-for-one-day-already-reasons-to-avoid

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I expect it is buggy davor, (though the link you gave refers to a security vulnerability, and EULA terms which have since been altered), after all this is the initial release of a beta of new software, and I am very happy for Windows users to iron out its kinks before we get it.

But you miss the point. This is a revolutionary browser. Google are not trying to build another Firefox, their focus is different. They are trying to build a platform for present and future web apps, a sort of cross platform web OS. I'll be fascinated to see how it turns out. Check out John Siracusa's take on this.

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Well, I quite like it. As far as I'm concerned, it positively blows Safari out of the water, but then...I've never been quiet with my opinion of Safari. It's just very snappy. Heck, I basically came back to Firefox to visit this (GM, FTW!)... I decided to give it a solid go, and it's not sufficiently horrible to chase me away. The clean UI and super-fast UI response is quite a pleasant experience. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go uninstall Safari...

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Being a 0.2 version I'm quite impressed, though most of the niceties are under the hood.
It does its job and does it well, I'm looking forward how it's improving over time.

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Overall, I'm pretty impressed with Chrome. The interface gets a little getting used to (I wasn't thinking and accidentally closed Chrome instead of clicking on the nearby tab's close button, for example), but since I know why they did it that's all right. On the other hand, it's got Vista's window gadgets on my XP box...

Each tab being a separate process seems to be just a nicer way of handling the previous state of affairs before tabs were introduced (I remember when Opera used Windows' MDI- zoinks!). You might have had separate processes before, but the machines were much lower-spec back then and going to a single process with multiple tabs was a performance win at the tradeoff of reliability. Your multiple browser processes had separate windows and they could get separated by other running apps. Chrome revisits this state but makes it seamless and easy.

I don't like that Google hid the installer from non-Windows browsers. We have web filter software at work that won't let me get the installer from the net, but I wanted to download it at home on my Linux box and then take the installer into work with me. Also, it seems to be a two-part job, so I don't know if that would have worked anyway. As it was, I had to bring my laptop home to fix iTunes (different problem!). [Wink]

I've gotten used to surfing with Firefox and NoScript and Adblock, so seeing ads again was a bit of a shock. There are several web sites like my online banking that I don't bother to block anything on because they haven't got anything to block or the ads aren't obtrusive (Gmail, for instance). I can see using Chrome for these and FF for the wilder web. Backwards? Chrome may be more secure but FF + NoScript + AdBlock is less annoying. [Roll Eyes]

Speedwise, it seems to pip FF3 browsing my Gmail, but FF3 is so much faster than FF2 and still "fast enough". I think the extra speed will be more noticeable on my old Linux box at home, where I aged out of the target demographic waiting for Facebook's site to render on FF2.

I will probably give Chromium a shot now on my Windows laptop. I read it's unbranded and I might be able to get to the downloads from work. I also imagine the forthcoming Linux version of Chromium has the best chance of becoming a Debian package.

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