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Old 09-03-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Chrome - Google's Attempt at the 'Ultimate Browser'

Sure, the Internet has no shortage of web browsers, but it's not often that someone comes along and tries something different, and believe it or not, it's Google this time around. We're taking a look at the first beta release of their Chrome browser, which happens to be ultra-fast, stable, intuitive and lightweight, all at the same time.

You can read the full look here and discuss it here. Download Chrome for yourself here.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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Note that Google programs except for the search engine seem to stay in Beta forever - e.g. GMail has been around for several years now and is still beta. It's just the Japanese style of development - constant updates even within a "model".

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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Note that Google programs except for the search engine seem to stay in Beta forever - e.g. GMail has been around for several years now and is still beta. It's just the Japanese style of development - constant updates even within a "model".

.bh.
It really is disconcerting that they put out so many new projects that linger in the beta state. Lets face it, Google so far has failed at such projects and this browser is not any better especially given the now notorious user agreement that permits them to download information without your authorization as well as the gaping security holes that were patched by Opera and Internet Explorer long ago.
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It really is disconcerting that they put out so many new projects that linger in the beta state. Lets face it, Google so far has failed at such projects and this browser is not any better especially given the now notorious user agreement that permits them to download information without your authorization as well as the gaping security holes that were patched by Opera and Internet Explorer long ago.
Last I checked they fixed that. Although it is not to see the browser is problem free...
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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I will uninstall it.. and wait for a better version....

Found this cons, some are failures, some are very bad decisions made by google:

1) whatever url you type, it is read by google because they "recommend" you relative content.
Itīs somehow, an excuse to gather sites statistics without my choice. 1 thing is to go to make a search in google, another is that the browser READS every URL and send this info to google. Massive DATA MINING?

2) Googleupdate.exe?? what is that? I donīt like a resident program because Iīve installed a "lightweight" browser.

3) Why the soft, choose my profile to install itself? I want to choose a custom location...

4) Google Chrome Crashes with All Tabs -> http://anonym.to/?http://evilfingers...chrome_poc.php
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I will uninstall it.. and wait for a better version....

Found this cons, some are failures, some are very bad decisions made by google:

1) whatever url you type, it is read by google because they "recommend" you relative content.
Itīs somehow, an excuse to gather sites statistics without my choice. 1 thing is to go to make a search in google, another is that the browser READS every URL and send this info to google. Massive DATA MINING?

2) Googleupdate.exe?? what is that? I donīt like a resident program because Iīve installed a "lightweight" browser.

3) Why the soft, choose my profile to install itself? I want to choose a custom location...

4) Google Chrome Crashes with All Tabs -> http://anonym.to/?http://evilfingers...chrome_poc.php
Thanks for all the insight... I agree with everything you said there, especially the oddity that it installs the browser under your user profile. There really is no reasonable explanation for that.
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Default WOW - now if only they would

The new browser certainly makes a bold entry into the choices available.
The reason that Corporates and others are still out there with IE 6, 7 and probably 8 by next year - is that in order to seriously invade the corporate desktop, they will HAVE to write a module which plugs in to Group Policies. If they do that, I would suggest that unlike Firefox which is a great browser that cannot get real traction in the Corporate environment because of this shortcoming - Chrome would become an alternative "sanctioned" browser.
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Once folk see the simplicity and the way they have one object for search and browsing Microsoft might just have to watch their browser "market" walk over the horizon.

This is a great start ...
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1. Google Toolbar used to track (and report) all the visited links from the host computer.
2. Google has no acces to social networks (like MySpace). Social networks equals mining a lot of personal data.
4. Those who are banned from using AdSense can never make another account (maybe they will get in a black list).
3. The ultimate solution -> stylish, powerful browser through which they will fetch the needed information.

Simple isn't it?
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