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I haven't downloaded Chrome. I've read it saves on memory. However, I'm not exactly eager to give Google more control over my internet habits.

First impressions, anyone?
 

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Im on it right now, its not bad at all. Its really lightweight, fast, and simple. It lacks some fatures tho. You can see its characteristics here:

http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

Comic style!
 

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Use incognito mode. At least for the time being that mode will keep less information about you getting out than you've been able to protect over the last 5 years.
 

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Heard of, downloaded, installed, but I haven't got around to using it. I'm in no rush, it's still in Beta, and Google is one of the few software developers I have any degree of trust for... They constantly put out high-quality software...

I've heard their employees are known as the elite of the coding industry.
 

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Not taking anything else from them! They used to be so nice, until they turned into a kind of benevolent Big Brother.
 

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Not taking anything else from them! They used to be so nice, until they turned into a kind of benevolent Big Brother.

Are you turning into a Libertarian?
 

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Its open source, it may set some standards on security and stability, it cant hurt anybody.
 

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I'm lving it so much, the more I learn about it... it makes me warm and fuzzy inside...
 

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It can be uninstalled, right?
I ask cause I once had to format the computer in order to get rid of Yahoo Messenger

I think Jordan's qualms are justified. Google has enough power as is.
 

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Yes... Chrome is in no way infiltrated into the operating system like Microsoft products are.
 

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Internet Explorer... *shudder*....

I normally put FF on my computers, and it irks me that microsoft won't let you run windows updates from FF.
 

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I'm gonna give it a month or two incase there's any huge exploits in it. But it looks amazing so far.

I also watched the 55 minute launch thing on Google's YouTube Channel.
 

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Read the comic?
 

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I just got Chrome too. For now it`s looking good enought, especially the incognito mode.
 

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Not taking anything else from them! They used to be so nice, until they turned into a kind of benevolent Big Brother.

http://www.physorg.com/news140161033.html

In case you're still interested I stumbled on this article. What I like about Google isn't that they try not to exploit our privacy, but that they're honest about what is done. Most people wouldn't be familiar with what kind of information is really kept about this without their policy of honesty. I'm looking forward to the competition for good privacy practices though :)
 

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http://www.physorg.com/news140161033.html

In case you're still interested I stumbled on this article. What I like about Google isn't that they try not to exploit our privacy, but that they're honest about what is done. Most people wouldn't be familiar with what kind of information is really kept about this without their policy of honesty. I'm looking forward to the competition for good privacy practices though :)

The latest Scientific American issue was all about privacy issues. I was flicking through it at my school library and joking to some fellow INTPs about how Scientific American has been taken over by libertarians (we're all libertarians).
 

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This was my post on the subject in another forum:

I honestly don't care that Google gathers my surfing habits. It's their business, and they don't hide it. Most companies hide that they gather information. Personally, it's not like I'm going to ever have to deal with anything Google finds about my browsing habits. Like they'll ever one day say "So and so, living in such address in such town, has made several visits, per day, to *random porn site* and *another random porn site*, and in addition to an apparent porn addiction, constantly visits several illegal and/or questionable websites, including many with the name "torrents" in the address." ... And I'm not exactly sure I'd be too embarrassed if they did. The only thing I would fear are legal issues, and I'm rather confident that no legal confrontations will come of Google's disliked information-gathering habits. They don't gather information to rat on us or spam our email box. They gather information to know what's most liked, what correlates with other sites, etc, and create properly fitted ads and such for such sites. Hell, if giving more information to Google only means that when I visit an anime website I'll see game or japan related ads, or similar sites most-often visited, instead of something completely random, then by all means, gather all the information you want.

That aside, I'm just beginning to test it. Although I do like the look... A lot, I'm torn between loving the look, and hating that it doesn't conform. I'll decide which side of the fence I'm on later. Until then, I've just downloaded it, and will give more information later -- I know it has security flaws, and some minor glitches, but it's beta. Lest we forget, this is Google... And it's open source! It has the potential to become something of a very high caliber.

Instead of complaining that a company is starting to have too much of an influence, be glad that said company is a free software company, and not another Microsoft.
 

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Well said.
 

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But linking your history with your Google account? They give us a Google account at work. And I don't want my bosses to know I even frequent this site!
Extreme I, here.
 

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So the question is, would Google disclose browsing history to the third party? Or even to you? Have you tried?
 

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Not me, but suppose it was a government?
Ok, ok, this is only portraying me as paranoid. Do have fun with Chrome, I might download it sometime later myself. :)
 

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I have very good first impression at Chrome,with my liking of minimalistic web browser,but it still lacks addons that I use frequently at firefox.
 

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I have very good first impression at Chrome,with my liking of minimalistic web browser,but it still lacks addons that I use frequently at firefox.

This is the same problem I have. There are about 4 or 5 add-ons I use that I probably wouldn't be able to live with out. To be honest though, I haven't actually tried Chrome yet, so I can't really say what I think of it.
 

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I do everything on Chrome now. I still have a Firefox shortcut on my desktop for when the odd feature isn't present, but I love the incredible stability and ease of use I get. I've had some trouble with certain kinds of streaming video and poorly designed web apps that were only ever designed with one browser in mind (The AT&T DSL app in particular wouldn't even work on Firefox). The bookmark functions are little unintuitive too.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. The features they bragged about during its launch have come through 100%. I have crashes about as often as I ever did with Firefox, but half the time only that tab crashes. The other half? The page refreshes and its like it never happened. I have never had a Chrome window crash on me.

Incognito is great too when you're browsing material you'd prefer not go recorded (like emulation roms, "other" material, etc). When you close the window, everything is purged, nothing is stored on the Google system, nothing is stored on your own computer, websites can't query nearly as much information about your system as they usually can.

It hogs about as many resources as Firefox, so no change there. I'd advise against running them simultaneously if your system is limping.
 

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Bookmarking should be fixed, I agree. Otherwise stability and low memory usage (especially over time) are my main likes.
 

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It's got a great design, that's for sure. However, it is rather slow, comparing to Firefox. Still, Firefox is all cluttered and gross. So I use Chrome. I can wait, I'm patient... :p
 
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I use Opera.

fast, efficient and comes with extra icing that you dont get on other browsers
 

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i had chrome for a while exept it never seemed to be to good at viewing films anyone agree?
 

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Chrome and Firefox are both great browsers. As far as design goes, I'm an advocate of simplicity, so Chrome has an edge there. But while I'm personally partial to WebKit, I still have a lingering uneasiness with the data-mining potentials with Chrome. I know that's paranoia and there's steps built within Chrome to pretty much eliminate that, but I'm still against it out of principle, and hope that it's a trend that doesn't continue.

I personally use Epiphany, though. Once they dump Gecko for WebKit, I think that browser could have very good things in its future.
 
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