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Anybody else trying Chrome?

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Sep5-08, 06:19 AM
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I downloaded Google Chrome this morning and am giving it a try. It seems a bit quicker at loading pages than FF or IE.

I'd like to mute the color of the blue window frame, but there seems to be no option to do that, at least until some open-source developers get their hands on it.
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Sep5-08, 05:48 PM
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I downloaded Google Chrome this morning and am giving it a try. It seems a bit quicker at loading pages than FF or IE.

http://www.paulspoerry.com/2008/09/0...ome-speedtest/

I am considering about moving (~50%) to Chrome from FF 3. FF 3 extensions make it more favorable.
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Sep5-08, 06:02 PM
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I downloaded Google Chrome this morning and am giving it a try. It seems a bit quicker at loading pages than FF or IE.

I'd like to mute the color of the blue window frame, but there seems to be no option to do that, at least until some open-source developers get their hands on it.
I plan to, but I think the no pop-up blocker thing is problematical for me. It spikes my blood pressure all those pop-ups I never want to see jumping in my face.

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Anybody else trying Chrome?

I'd like to try it, but currently it's only available for windows.
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Sep5-08, 06:11 PM
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I downloaded it but haven't used it much. nor do I think I will. I'm an IE pro fan.
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I plan to, but I think the no pop-up blocker thing is problematical for me. It spikes my blood pressure all those pop-ups I never want to see jumping in my face.

Article on 10 things wish list.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-...2.html?tag=txt
It blocks pop-ups on XPSP3 and lets you know about each one if you choose.
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Sep5-08, 10:07 PM
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I've been thinking about getting it since I heard about it. I really like Opera though and it always annoys me trying to figure out how to navigate options in new programs and finding out that they wont let me do the things I am used to being able to do..

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I'm an IE pro fan.
You are going to that special place in hell for geeks that prefer microsoft products. Bill will meet you at the gates.
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You are going to that special place in hell for geeks that prefer microsoft products. Bill will meet you at the gates.
Sheesh! Say you like anything Microsoft and you're instantly assumed to be evil.
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Sheesh! Say you like anything Microsoft and you're instantly assumed to be evil.
I use IE and it's great.
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I use IE and it's great.
We all already knew you were evil. Its in the name.
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We all already knew you were evil. Its in the name.
They all going to hell!
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Sep6-08, 09:33 AM
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IE = Institutionalized Evil
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Sep6-08, 09:43 AM
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I think I'm going to like chrome and I wonder who put the dutch spelling checker in the quick reply box in chrome here.
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Sep6-08, 09:49 AM
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You'll all be changing your tune when Bill Gates write loyal customers into his will.
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You are going to that special place in hell for geeks that prefer microsoft products. Bill will meet you at the gates.
Easy now, Google could be the next MS ;)

IE8 is not too shabby. I like chrome, but until they release a new version with something actually revolutionary, it will remain be my third option.
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Sep6-08, 10:47 AM
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I'm alternating between Chrome and FF3 right now, and will try Chrome in chat tomorrow to see if there is any browser-related reason that I keep getting booted. So far, it's FF3, Chrome, and IE7 in that order. I haven't yet upgraded to IE8. Is there any improved functionality/security moving from 7 to 8?
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Sep6-08, 11:36 AM
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Microsoft are claiming its better all round. Personally I prefer the design of IE7 to IE8. I don't think there's any reason to rush over turbo.
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Sep6-08, 11:49 AM
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Thanks, Kurdt. I don't usually jump on MS upgrades as soon as they are available. They always make claims of "improvements", but usually they don't translate into something that means a lot to me, and there are sometimes bugs. I let others be the MS guinea pigs, if possible.


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