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Old 2nd September 2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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So Google's Chrome was released today and can be downloaded here;

http://www.google.com/chrome/index.h...tm_campaign=en

Mac and Linux versions coming soon.

I had a quick look.
It is very fast, the multi-process technology is excellent and the design makes excellent use of screen space.
But it does not support any of the wonderful Firefox plugins.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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I'm using it now! Looks pretty good. Seems to spell check by default.

Have you read the Google Comic about it?

All sounds very impressive - proper process isolation between tabs, tabs with their own controls, efficient garbage collection, sandboxing....

Nice!
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PS: Decree, have you checked out the page source view, element inspector, and task manager yet? (e.g. page menu / developer / task manager)

Cool.
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I'm using it now! Looks pretty good. Seems to spell check by default.

Have you read the Google Comic about it?

All sounds very impressive - proper process isolation between tabs, tabs with their own controls, efficient garbage collection, sandboxing....

Nice!
Yeah. Some very simple innovations that should have been in FF1 or at least FF2.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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PS: Decree, have you checked out the page source view, element inspector, and task manager yet? (e.g. page menu / developer / task manager)

Cool.
No I didn't.

WOW.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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I thought it was just the beta version which was released and only now because news of Chrome leaked out.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 12:41 AM   #7
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The Google browser is pretty good, I think. It'll certainly give MS a run for their money. I don't think they seem to be in competition with Mozilla, as both browsers are open source. A page has hung on me and it didn't crash the whole browser. I'm pretty much sold on that.

But I won't be using it yet as it's not yet available for Linux.
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Review on lifehacker here - it doesn't seem a lot different to FF as yet unless you have specific requirements.
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Review on lifehacker here - it doesn't seem a lot different to FF as yet unless you have specific requirements.
But the interface so no nice and clean...

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I thought it was just the beta version which was released and only now because news of Chrome leaked out.
Yes, it is still only in beta. I don't normally install beta software, but I made an exception in this case. BTW, Google have been using their page-ranked database to pre-test the browser on millions of the most popular web pages.
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Oh Crap! Another browser to make my websites compatible with. At least its by Google though, which means it'll be in Beta for the next 5 to 10 years.

I wonder what info. they be gathering about you as you browse the web?
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Is this one budding empire sunsetting the previous?
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Old 3rd September 2008, 07:25 PM   #12
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Someone on another forum I look at found the following in Chrome's terms of service:

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By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any content which you submit, post or display on or through, the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the services and may be revoked for certain services as defined in the additional terms of those services.
Slightly worrying... does that mean if I look at my own site with Chrome, google own it
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Old 3rd September 2008, 07:32 PM   #13
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Someone on another forum I look at found the following in Chrome's terms of service:



Slightly worrying... does that mean if I look at my own site with Chrome, google own it

Just slightly intrusive
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Old 3rd September 2008, 07:38 PM   #14
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Someone on another forum I look at found the following in Chrome's terms of service:



Slightly worrying... does that mean if I look at my own site with Chrome, google own it
I was going to mentioned that, but no-one here wants to hear anything bad about Google. The responses to my previous threads were that Google is great, can do no wrong and should be praised at every opportunity.

HAIL GOOGLE!
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Someone on another forum I look at found the following in Chrome's terms of service:



Slightly worrying... does that mean if I look at my own site with Chrome, google own it
No. It doesn't. The quote you provided is not actually verbatim - it does not preserve the initial capitalisation of defined terms such as 'Content' and 'Services'. You'd only be giving Google carte blanche if you were to publish your site as content via one of Google's Services.
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...like Google docs for instance.
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...like Google docs for instance.
Most reassuring.

And don't forget Blogger. Or Feedburner. Or Gmail, Google Maps, Groups, Knol, Notebook, Page Creator, Picassa, Sites, YouTube,...
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I read this morning that Google are revising the EULA for Chrome to be less intense.
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