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Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 01:28 PM
http://www.google.com/chrome
I am sure everyone knows about this browser but it is new to me. I'll play with it for awhile along side Opera 10.10 which is my regular browser. Google chrome has been out 9 months and they have just released a google chrome operating system that for now will be aimed at mostly netbooks.

enslaved1
01-02-2010, 05:25 PM
I stumbled across the browser a while back. There is a portable version that I've been using since my portable firefox has been running slow as molasses and having trouble knowing that yes, flash is installed on this computer :rolleyes: Anyway, I like the portable version, the only thing it seems to lack is extensions. Get some good IP recorders and media recorders and Chrome will rock.

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm downloading the operating system right now to tinker with.

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 10:51 PM
The operating system is very beta, not ready for prime time. I gave up after awhile and loaded sun solaris 64 bit on vm instead. I'll fiddle with chrome a little more later.

PoliCon
01-02-2010, 11:14 PM
http://www.google.com/chrome
I am sure everyone knows about this browser but it is new to me. I'll play with it for awhile along side Opera 10.10 which is my regular browser. Google chrome has been out 9 months and they have just released a google chrome operating system that for now will be aimed at mostly netbooks.

I'm not interested in any browser that doesn't support adblock or have something similar.

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm not interested in any browser that doesn't support adblock or have something similar.

I haven't used the browser much it's the operating system I'm interested in.

Full-Auto
01-03-2010, 02:18 AM
I haven't used the browser much it's the operating system I'm interested in.

The OS is based on the browser. The whole concept is that it does away with the traditional OS and focus only on the internet and accessing it via Chrome (browser). So, being interested in the OS is to be interested in the browser as they are one in the same.

The OS offers very little outside of quick access to the browser. You can't run Word, IE, or applications you've downloaded from the internet. All applications are accessed via the internet and the browser.

It is of very little interest to me. I've been using Chrome for a while now and the browser is bland. I much prefer Firefox with all of its amazing add-ons.

It's great that Google wants in on the browser market... I mean, we've only had Mosaic, Netscape, IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Mozilla, Konqueror, Galeon, Amaya, Camino, and now Chrome. I'm sure I missed a few.

I'll stick with Firefox until something better comes along... unfortunately Chrome isn't it at the moment.

Rockntractor
01-03-2010, 02:33 AM
The OS is based on the browser. The whole concept is that it does away with the traditional OS and focus only on the internet and accessing it via Chrome (browser). So, being interested in the OS is to be interested in the browser as they are one in the same.

The OS offers very little outside of quick access to the browser. You can't run Word, IE, or applications you've downloaded from the internet. All applications are accessed via the internet and the browser.

It is of very little interest to me. I've been using Chrome for a while now and the browser is bland. I much prefer Firefox with all of its amazing add-ons.

It's great that Google wants in on the browser market... I mean, we've only had Mosaic, Netscape, IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Mozilla, Konqueror, Galeon, Amaya, Camino, and now Chrome. I'm sure I missed a few.

I'll stick with Firefox until something better comes along... unfortunately Chrome isn't it at the moment.
Personally i prefer opera. i pick up a lot of old p3 and p4 computers for nothing and give them to people i know that don't have computers. Most of the time they don't have restore disks and I don't like to buy operating systems. Linux is hard to teach to a lot of people.i'm just hoping this will be a good operating system for limited use Internet computers. from what I've heard it doesn't take much resources to run it. ive got a 2003 hp model that i would like to give to a guy next week that pawned his computer to pay rent a couple months back but this thing is in beta yet and really isn't ready. I'll probably put a bootleg copy of 98 on it.

Sonnabend
01-03-2010, 03:39 AM
I tried Chrome, truth be told its another "me too"..Firefox works better for me.

BadCat
01-03-2010, 02:45 PM
Chrome is the biggest piece of spyware to ever hit the internet.

If you don't mind thousands of Google computers keeping track of your every keystroke, have fun with it.

Rockntractor
01-03-2010, 04:10 PM
Chrome is the biggest piece of spyware to ever hit the internet.

If you don't mind thousands of Google computers keeping track of your every keystroke, have fun with it.

I hadn't thought of that. When I was playing with it it did ask me for permission to save or share information a couple of times and I checked no!

swirling_vortex
01-04-2010, 12:45 PM
I don't know what to think about Google. I love using their products and I'm glad that a big company is promoting open-source technologies, but the information collecting does concern me a little bit. If you do install Chrome and are concerned about privacy, turn off the crash reporting option.

BadCat
01-04-2010, 08:03 PM
I don't know what to think about Google. I love using their products and I'm glad that a big company is promoting open-source technologies, but the information collecting does concern me a little bit. If you do install Chrome and are concerned about privacy, turn off the crash reporting option.

Put a packet sniffer on it (Chrome) and watch what get sent where.

You won't like what you see.

RobJohnson
01-04-2010, 11:55 PM
* i pick up a lot of old p3 and p4 computers for nothing and give them to people i know that don't have computers.*.

That's very nice of you. :)

Rockntractor
01-04-2010, 11:58 PM
That's very nice of you. :)

It doesn't really cost anything and I like to tinker.

swirling_vortex
01-05-2010, 12:09 AM
Put a packet sniffer on it (Chrome) and watch what get sent where.

You won't like what you see.
I've seen it, but that's just the auto-completion for the information bar. When you type in something, it sends out those requests so that it pulls in those next lists of words. The same thing is done when you go to Bing or Yahoo's search site. If it was broadcasting your IP Address over an unencrypted GET, then I'd be concerned.

Of course, for the truly paranoid, there's always Scroogle. I'd also recommend wearing a tin-foil hat to be safe. :)

https://ssl.scroogle.org