Google Chrome (WebBrowser)

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    * 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.

Website: http://www.google.com/chrome
Download: you find it
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Rating: 10*/10*
Latest version: first beta one
My opinion: grealy good browser, it runs very smooth, just cool :wink:
 
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This is an amazing browser im using it right now and its just amazing chrome hasn't even crashed on me once
 
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AJwendell link said:
This is an amazing browser im using it right now and its just amazing chrome hasn't even crashed on me once
i use it too it's cool and i love it  runs so smooth, and memory usage it's low :wink:
 
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I'm using it too, so far so good, very nice. Quick, easy and some useful touches. I'd like to see some real customisation, but this beta is impressive.
 
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Yeah, i havnt found any problems with it yet.
Seems good and simple :relaxed:
Good that its open source.
Hopefully there will be some skins out soon :relaxed:
because mine has this weird blue colour unlike szabo.tihamers picture :pensive:
Tom
 
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Have you noticed that there's multiple processes of it running? One for each tab?
 
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JustPoo link said:
I'm using it too, so far so good, very nice. Quick, easy and some useful touches. I'd like to see some real customisation, but this beta is impressive.
Give people time. It's open source like firefox, so we should be seeing skins in the near future.
 
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Yeah, i havnt found any problems with it yet.
Seems good and simple :relaxed:
Good that its open source.
Hopefully there will be some skins out soon :relaxed:
because mine has this weird blue colour unlike szabo.tihamers picture :pensive:
Tom
It's because he's using aero.
 
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Luis link said:
[quote author=willmott1992 link=topic=2163.msg17827#msg17827 date=1220389321]
Yeah, i havnt found any problems with it yet.
Seems good and simple :relaxed:
Good that its open source.
Hopefully there will be some skins out soon :relaxed:
because mine has this weird blue colour unlike szabo.tihamers picture :pensive:
Tom
It's because he's using aero.
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aero it's a feature of vista and you can get for xp too called true transparency, it's very simmilar to vista's one
 

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It works brilliantly on my Asus Aspire One, nice and fast. Loving the muti-process tabbing.
 
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i really like Chrome,
i tried it out for a week,
but i couldn't stay away from FF, i missed AdBlock and Better Youtube the most
 
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This browser is nice, I love it, but it loads GIF. images, and PNG. images rather slowly, text based things load very quickly! Youtube movies seem to load a bit slower than I had anticipated, but it's a great alternative to FF and IE,
 
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i havent tried google chrome yet but it is supposed to be faster than firefox but not as customizable