Paul Keith, you make some good points. I can see why to some users less features is more enticing, and why Chrome is perhaps better off without them from the start. however I stand by my comments that users would be safer and less aggravated by the browser if it had a better rendering engine and was more secure, which would have been accomplished if Google had made the source available prior to the "launch". You can't tell me that Google will go to the same effort for the final (if indeed there ever is one).
No problem Ehtyar. I don't really disagree with you as much as I thought I'd try to share my views on the subject. As for the final, we'll have to see. I really do feel that this is their best beta release so I'm crossing my fingers. Compared to their other online offerings, I could really see them having a final on this one.
Not only would that be the thing that breaks the camel's back as far as getting users to switch, it would really be the thing that would reveall how well the Chrome answers all these criticisms and if they do answer them, then it might just be the thing that destroys MS' monopoly. (Remember part of the reason many won't switch to Linux is because there isn't an IE-like browser in it yet and IE is going end up in a tight spot because if they try to compete with features, Opera and FF will eat them alive and they wouldn't retain enough users since the rest of those have sworn their loyalty to Maxthon. If they try to compete with bare bones, then Chrome eats them alive. Hopefully they bring Safari down with IE so that we're back to a level playing field.
I find it very interesting that Google's toolbar is not built into Chrome. Which is the leading software next to it's search engine. Leading me to think there are other plans in the works for that software.
I don't know. I think it was just the case that the toolbar would have killed anything appealing about Chrome. Second leading software or not, these kinds of toolbar are seen as adware and space eaters and would have alienated many users from trying Chrome.
I know I would want to try Chrome despite the security risk because of it's minimalistic settings but I definitely wouldn't want to try Chrome with the same features if it's just like using another browser with google toolbar installed and if they hide it by default, then no one except for the few die hard google toolbar users would want to enable it.