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Last post Author Topic: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours  (Read 158510 times)

Dirhael

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2008, 01:26:22 AM »
Thanks. I submitted your entry to Mixx

Dirhael's program mentioned at http://www.readwrite...s_nightly_builds.php.

Hehe, I was wondering where that sudden spike in downloads were coming from ;D

I've updated the utility to fix a small bug in how I parsed the status of the current build, so here's the new download link. To easier see if you have the latest version, you can also use this link (will just list the contents of the folder in which the releases are stored).

EDIT: Thanks to Mouser and Gothic, my little updater have found a new home! I've released a new update 1.2, and this and all future releases can be found right here at the dcmembers site :)
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« Last Edit: September 20, 2008, 07:15:09 AM by Dirhael »

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #151 on: September 08, 2008, 02:04:21 AM »
Interesting to note the IE7 promoted Google with the google search box built into IE7. Providing and making known it's capabilities to those who didn't use it before.

And I think zridling may be right about Chrome targeting handheld pc's and communication equipment. But we will see what Blackberry and the rest do with it.

I also wonder if anyone has actually broke into Chrome with it's security. As that is the big drawback with those who know the engine. It could have been modified. I don't know.

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.

In other words, this could be a step into the direction of a Google Operating System.

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2008, 05:30:41 AM »
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).

Ehtyar.

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.

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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.

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2008, 01:27:15 PM »
So I was checking my feed reader just now, and I really didn't this coming http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2893/panicbyzacthetoadnw6.gif
Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2008, 01:30:25 PM »
Wow, congrats!

Was pleasantly surprised to see the rww link... now this.  Made quite the in-demand tool!

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2008, 01:39:35 PM »
Wow, congrats!

Was pleasantly surprised to see the rww link... now this.  Made quite the in-demand tool!

Hehe, thanks! Yeah, it would appear that the demand was there...and here I was thinking earlier that there would probably be no more than a few people here and one other forum I'm a member of that would use it, and suddenly it's being linked all over the place. It's actually a bit scary just how fast the web moves at times :)
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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2008, 05:50:05 PM »
I guess they finally got around to some patching.

Ehtyar.

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #157 on: September 08, 2008, 05:59:33 PM »
It sounds like its becoming less open source. Is that the impression you get?

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2008, 06:02:42 PM »
As for some stats... on my sites I get from 2% to 5% page views from Chrome.
That make it the 3rd browser, more traffic than from Opera & Safari.

Mouser, maybe you share some browser stats for DonationCoder?

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2008, 06:06:51 PM »
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"Most of the changes are visible, aside from security changes, which we must keep private in order to keep users safe," Google said of the changelog.

Erm, yeah, Apple style. Like no one discovered any security issue these past days ::)


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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #161 on: September 09, 2008, 12:35:01 AM »
Lifehacker's "The Power User's Guide to Google Chrome". Srikat's and Dirhael's handiworks get a mention. :up:

http://lifehacker.co...ide-to-google-chrome

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #162 on: September 09, 2008, 02:32:53 PM »
Still no shortcut for "open in Incognito mode"  :(

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #163 on: September 09, 2008, 04:44:07 PM »
So I just tried the "Firefox 3" theme for Chrome.
I went to incognito mode, and guess who was "seein wut i did thar"
ceiling.jpg
 ;D ;D

Nice touch, Sol Dowdal! (maker of the ff3 theme)

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #164 on: September 09, 2008, 04:56:08 PM »
wut, teh ceiling cat. Clearly, you were up to nothing good ;D

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #165 on: September 11, 2008, 05:29:21 AM »
I might be hasty/ignorant about chrome user interface and to point this out but anybody figured out how to save webpages with chrome? :tellme:


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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #166 on: September 11, 2008, 05:32:55 AM »
Page Menu (the gadget just right after the address bar), Save As...

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #167 on: January 17, 2009, 05:55:57 PM »
AN interesting, if useless new feature: HTTPS Only Mode.

Ehtyar.

P.S. Perhaps it's time we considered changing the title of this thread? ;)

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #168 on: January 29, 2009, 04:05:17 AM »
P.S. Perhaps it's time we considered changing the title of this thread?

about time, i'd say. ;D

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #169 on: January 29, 2009, 08:59:02 AM »
Chrome antics: did Google reverse-engineer Windows?

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A close look at Chrome's source code suggests that Google has reverse engineered Windows. The goal? Improved security, which is very laudable, but there's just one small problem: reverse engineering is expressly forbidden by the Windows EULA.

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Re: Google Chrome -- a new browser coming (in beta) in a few hours
« Reply #170 on: November 25, 2011, 09:36:21 AM »



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