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« on: September 02, 2008, 01:29:44 am »

Some thoughts on this?

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

A part of me is sold already.

Wonder when the linux version is showing up....
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 08:47:01 am »

I really like to give it a swirl.
Gotta wait for the Linux-version, though...
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 05:04:25 pm »

They own everything now
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 09:07:19 pm »

I dislike google for pretty much the same reason I dislike Microsoft: they are too big, and have too much of a monopoly position. With them already storing search requests for 18 months they are dangerously close to becoming YABB (Yet Another Big Brother). Also, I'm not a big fan of closed software. Their browser will not be on my box thankyouverymuch.

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 11:36:35 pm »

I read through your link wc, it reads like google is planning on keeping this open source.  Really, does seem to approach the idea of reworking the browser in the right way.   Google will however find a way to make this chrome browser a marketing and data collecting machine.
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 01:15:40 am »

Yea, this one seems to be completely open-source.
They do get a bit "we're such good guys, we're giving it back".
But isn't that just because they have code from mozilla and webkit and those are free software?

Some of the innovations seem pretty good, like each tab being a different process and the new javascript vm.
Security and anonymity also seem to be a focus.
Whether that is actualy true and works well remains to be seen.

The beta for windows is now out.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 08:16:06 am »

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it reads like google is planning on keeping this open source.
In that case I spoke too soon. I suppose I might give it a go when it comes to Linux then. That doesn't mean I'ma start trusting them now though. "Just because I'm paranoid don't mean they ain't after me Grin."
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 08:09:19 am »

im playing around with this browser for a while now and i must say- it blows the others out of the water.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlh8gSF_hhE
way lighter than firefox,has its best features and more. Its clean,simple and effective- has some very sweet and original features ,which i can not live without anymore.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 11:38:17 am »

WoW!...

Looks real nice. Can't wait for the linux version.
I've felt tempted to try it under wine, but I dont want to ruin my future experience
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 07:15:11 pm »

Try impoting your history links it hangs forever, then crashes. The new browser window thing is a real eye cathcer. Not enough scalability to it too closed a technology. imho
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 09:14:55 am »

didnt crash here  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 01:57:51 pm »

I take it you folks are using the Google browser under straight Windows? If I try it, I'll wait for a Linux version.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008, 01:56:30 am »

I take it you folks are using the Google browser under straight Windows? If I try it, I'll wait for a Linux version.
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that would be a long time....they havent even started working on it..still making patches for the win32 version
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2008, 04:40:51 am »

For those who can't wait:
http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2008, 05:47:53 am »

They also have source code available if you want to build it yourself:

http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved

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