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Anybody try out Google Chrome yet?

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has tried Google's Chrome browser yet? I've been reading the comic for the last 15 minutes and it seems interesting, but I'm on my workplace Mac, don't know yet if it's compatible with mac, but I like my firefox for right now.

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With 25 views, I'm guessing that's a no

Oh well, when I get home, I'll post up my opinion
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 04:51 PM
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i'm using it right now, its a pretty damn fast browser its probably faster then firefox 3 i like it so far.
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it was slow and laggy at first. Are there any tweaks. It seems to be getting faster with use. On certain websites it shows up as safari.

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Does not look impressive. I understand it is not supposed to, but it does not seem like it'll do anything different that FF3. Could be wrong, but can't find anything that supports it and I'd like to have a REASON to install a 3rd browser.

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I don't mind IE7, but I would like a quicker browser that uses less resources. That said, I also hate Firefox with a passion, so hopefully Chrome will be a nice medium. Haven't gotten to play with it much yet since i just got back to my room, but i'm about to dive in.

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Here's the thing. Chrome is a browser that SHOULD drastically reduce browser hangs and crashes. It will also greatly reduce memory bloat. This is because it is designed a lot differently than any other browser. For one it is multi threaded, something other browsers are not. Also, each time you open a new TAB you are creating a new process. So if I open 10 different webpages, but one has some bad java script on it, that one tab might hang or crash but the others will continue to run normally. Current browsers are forced to let that java script complete before they will stop hanging. If the code makes a bad memory call it will simply crash the entire browser. From a stability standpoint Chrome is VERY promising.

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I believe it's promising and considering its open source and brand new I'm thinking we'll see some pretty great things come out of it.

I've heard something already about an anti-trust lawsuit against Google due to Chrome but haven't read it yet
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I saw this post yesterday and tried it out. I liked alot of stuff about it but the two main things that made me go back to FF3 were I could scroll down but not up using my laptops mouse pad and also, as ironic as it is, there is no google toolbar that I use alot.

Ill try it again when its out of Beta though, its shows a lot of promise.
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as ironic as it is, there is no google toolbar that I use alot.

Ill try it again when its out of Beta though, its shows a lot of promise.
The address bar is the toolbar
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One of the biggest deals with Chrome is that it's fully multi-thread. So if a tab crashes, only that tab is gone. The speed is pretty good compared to FF or IE7. It also has more security features, and the incognito feature is nice. Also has an engine to speed up Java pages.

You'll see much of the same in the new IE8 which is in beta 2 right now. And FF has one in the works (i think just FF 3.1) with much of the same features.
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The address bar is the toolbar
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! Well too late, it is gone off the laptop for now.

Also, as weird as it sounds, did the simplistic look bug anyone else? I know that was the point and it is a better setup but something about the simplistic layout made it feel inferior for some reason.
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We tried it out today and it is smoking fast for a lot of the devices we manage via https and overall it is a decent browser. Being new it did not work fully with all part of Cisco's wireless controllers but it is great for Cisco CallManagers, Meetingplace and some of the other stuff I tried. Seems good for plain jane browsing as well. I suspect in a few months it'll probably replace Firefox.

It's really nice for laptops because it gives a full screenish view all the time. Not bad.

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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 08:02 AM
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Been using it here at work and it seems to work really well. I haven't had a problem with it yet.

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haven't tried it out yet, but I will...
not fond of the name though. I think they should of called it something else.

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haven't tried it out yet, but I will...
not fond of the name though. I think they should of called it something else.

it really is a shitty name
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it runs pretty damn fast, but if FF is going to multi thread also then I will stay with it.
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maybe this is just the inability of my tiny brain to grasp some of these concepts, but...

Wouldn't the fact that the multi-threading feature creates new instances of the browser actually INCREASE the used resources? I understand the usefulness of being able to kill one instance without affecting any others, but wouldn't it be more beneficial to reduce required resources to continue with the IE7/FF style of broswer by revamping how it stores the webpages on inactive tabs? I guess that could work if you didn't expect each tab to continue downloading the webpages when you switched to another...but then that would slow down your browsing experience...

I dunno, like I said though, I have a tiny brain and just gave myself a headache...

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maybe this is just the inability of my tiny brain to grasp some of these concepts, but...

Wouldn't the fact that the multi-threading feature creates new instances of the browser actually INCREASE the used resources? I understand the usefulness of being able to kill one instance without affecting any others, but wouldn't it be more beneficial to reduce required resources to continue with the IE7/FF style of broswer by revamping how it stores the webpages on inactive tabs? I guess that could work if you didn't expect each tab to continue downloading the webpages when you switched to another...but then that would slow down your browsing experience...

I dunno, like I said though, I have a tiny brain and just gave myself a headache...
It makes sense in a perfect world that you'd want it in one process. However, having the multi-process benefits in 2 ways. 1. If you crash a tab, only that tab crashes. Same goes for any plug-ins that page is currently using. 2. Memory leakage is greatly reduced. When you close a tab, ALL of the memory is immediately reclaimed for use by whatever process needs it next. So basically you have a little more upfront memory usage, but better overall. JMO.

I believe that IE8 will go the same route, and also the upcoming Firefox 3.1.
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Chrome? Firefox?

I don't even know what any of that shit is. lol
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Used it for about an hour so far; like it and it is noticeably faster. Only problem so far is touchpad on laptop won't scroll up but it will scroll down and the arrow keys and webpage scroll work fine. Touchpad still works on the other browsers
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I just downloaded it... let's see what she has.
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It seems quick, but i don't like how the address bar doesn't have a drop down.
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It makes sense in a perfect world that you'd want it in one process. However, having the multi-process benefits in 2 ways. 1. If you crash a tab, only that tab crashes. Same goes for any plug-ins that page is currently using. 2. Memory leakage is greatly reduced. When you close a tab, ALL of the memory is immediately reclaimed for use by whatever process needs it next. So basically you have a little more upfront memory usage, but better overall. JMO.

I believe that IE8 will go the same route, and also the upcoming Firefox 3.1.
I've experienced many times (and again a few minutes ago) a single tab crashing inside IE7 forcing me to kill the entire process. It's frustrating, but luckily this time I wasn't typing up a long winded post or email in yahoo...

And your explanation of the memory leakage and recovery upon closure makes sense. It makes me wish I had more of an applied knowledge of this kind of stuff so I wouldn't ask what some may consider stupid questions.

One more question about Chrome and such...

I've built a few webpages in the past, simple as they may have been (really nothing more than HTML, only used PHP for timestamping and very basic MySQL functions), they worked for what they were intended.

The question is, when I built these pages in the past, I noticed that IE is much more forgiving than FF when it comes to proper coding. Does anyone know if Chrome is more like FF or IE in this respect?

For my own use, I prefer the more strict coding rules of FF, but hate surfing with FF when someone else has only tested a page with IE.

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i installed it a bit ago. its fast but it makes my mouse act like its lagging.

i like the plain and simple appearance. uses about 1/3rd the memory of firefox.
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Does anyone know if firefox does multi threads?

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