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Google Chrome

Anybody heard about this? Google is releasing a beta of their own browser today. They've got a really cool comic explaining some of the features and why their browser will create competition vs stagnation with the other browsers out there.

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What do you guys think? It looks pretty cool to me.
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Did you download it and get it installed?

Every download link I click on takes me to google homepage, and I don't see a download link on there. I can't figure out how to download it.

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It's not out yet, but it should be at some point today. I'm pretty excited to check it out.

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Webnower said:
It's not out yet, but it should be at some point today. I'm pretty excited to check it out.

lol thats probably why I couldnt find a download link. It looks interesting though, i didnt read through the whole comic as it looks like its geared more towards web developers, but i did notice it saying it has multi-thread support.

I've been using a mix of ie and mozilla for a while now. I got into the battlefield heroes beta and they require ie because mozilla3 has problems with its security plugins? either way it would be nice to just settle down with one broswer. ive been using mozilla for a while and just more comfortable with it than ie, but I may have to go back to using ie if mozilla doesnt get the bugs worked out.
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Here's a list of the key points that set this browser apart:

Google Chrome is Google?s open source browser project. As rumored before under the name of ?Google Browser?, this will be based on the existing rendering engine Webkit. Furthermore, it will include Google?s Gears project.

The browser will include a JavaScript Virtual Machine called V8, built from scratch by a team in Denmark, and open-sourced as well so other browsers could include it. One aim of V8 was to speed up JavaScript performance in the browser, as it?s such an important component on the web today. Google also say they?re using a ?multi-process design? which they say means ?a bit more memory up front? but over time also ?less memory bloat.? When web pages or plug-ins do use a lot of memory, you can spot them in Chrome?s task manager, ?placing blame where blame belongs.?

Google Chrome will use special tabs. Instead of traditional tabs like those seen in Firefox, Chrome puts the tab buttons on the upper side of the window, not below the address bar.

The browser has an address bar with auto-completion features. Called ?omnibox?, Google says it offers search suggestions, top pages you?ve visited, pages you didn?t visit but which are popular amd more. The omnibox (?omni? is a prefix meaning ?all?, as in ?omniscient? ? ?all-knowing?) also lets you enter e.g. ?digital camera? if the title of the page you visited was ?Canon Digital Camera?. Additionally, the omnibox lets you search a website of which it captured the search box; you need to type the site?s name into the address bar, like ?amazon?, and then hit the tab key and enter your search keywords.

As a default homepage Chrome presents you with a kind of ?speed dial? feature, similar to the one of Opera. On that page you will see your most visited webpages as 9 screenshot thumbnails. To the side, you will also see a couple of your recent searches and your recently bookmarked pages, as well as recently closed tabs.

Chrome has a privacy mode; Google says you can create an ?incognito? window ?and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer.? The latest version of Internet Explorer calls this InPrivate. Google?s use-case for when you might want to use the ?incognito? feature is e.g. to keep a surprise gift a secret. As far as Microsoft?s InPrivate mode is concerned, people also speculated it was a ?porn mode.?

Web apps can be launched in their own browser window without address bar and toolbar. Mozilla has a project called Prism that aims to do similar (though doing so may train users into accepting non-URL windows as safe or into ignoring the URL, which could increase the effectiveness of phishing attacks).

To fight malware and phishing attempts, Chrome is constantly downloading lists of harmful sites. Google also promises that whatever runs in a tab is sandboxed so that it won?t affect your machine and can be safely closed. Plugins the user installed may escape this security model, Google admits.
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I've been trying to out for the least few hours. I like it. It imported at ll my bookmarks which is nice. It also seem to load up web pages pretty fast. I'm keeping it installed and I'll keep trying it out, so far I like it.

THe only problem I've encountered so far is it crashes when I try to go into options or try to clear my history. Anyone else experience any crashes trying the same?
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Not happening to me, just did both things. So far it's amazingly fast, very impressed with it. Based on the screenshots, I was worried it'd have a Fisher-Price look to it. Very happy with how it looks on Windows Vista.

I miss the Home button a little, but I never really used it a ton. I just like having it there. Can't wait for plugins to be possible.
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I restarted my pc and it seemed to fix the problem. It's been a few days since i've restarted so it probably needed it.

I set it as my default browser. I really like it, i think they might have a good thing going here.


I noticed in the options you can turn on the button for the homepage and set it to whatever you want. Is that what you were looking for?