Google is taking aim at Microsoft with "Chrome",a new web browser

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    tcusta00

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    smiddy

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    I have been using it all day on Mrs. Smiddy's XPS One, it seems very fast in comparison to the others, MS and FireFox. Security Flaws though...I didn't see that Norton supported the Phishing thingy too.
     
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    Rich

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    I've been playing with it since yesterday. I am running Vista Home Premium. I wouldn't have bothered with it if I hadn't read the write up the NY Daily News gave it yesterday. One of the main things that interested me was that Chrome uses a lot less memory than FF. Don't know if this matter to me, I've got a fast puter and a fast modem and plenty of RAM and I am used to FF.

    I did notice yesterday when posting on the forum, the misspelled words were underlined in red, but I could not find the proper spelling anywhere. Nor could I add an acronym such as FAP to a dictionary. I guess they will get that straightened out.

    What do you know about FF "eating" massive amounts of memory?

    I think I'll wait a couple of weeks and try it again.

    Rich

     
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    ccr1958

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    hey thanks for posting those pics....i was going too
    & never got around to it....thank you :)
     
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    Rich

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    I do wish you would stop changing your avatar. I keep missing your posts. I will be changing my avatar to the Jets avatar as soon as the Yankees are eliminated, but looking for yours is a real crapshoot.

    Rich
     
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    tcusta00

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    :lol: Hey, I've always been the soup nazi... There was a 1 week period when I had to change to a rubber duckie cause I lost a bet, then back to soup nazi... and now it's football season. :)

    I hope I don't lose any more silly bets. :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    Sirshagg

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    If we are taking votes I like the new one.
     
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    ccr1958

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    what year did the Pats go to the new Logo
    i am wondering...middle 80's??
     
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    tcusta00

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    It was 93 actually, with the arrival of the big tuna.
     
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    Rich

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    Gotcha. So we can count on you keeping that Pats avatar for at least the football season.

    Rich
     
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    Rich

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    Sure hope the Big Tuna falls on his backside this weekend.

    Rich
     
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    tcusta00

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    Yessir, on my honor, I hereby vow to keep this avatar until football season is over. Sorry to confuse you. :sure: :)
     
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    Rich

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    Thanx. More confusion I can live without.

    Rich
     
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    Mustang Dave

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    A what? :lol:


    Going to give Chrome a try this weekend. Thanks everyone for posting your findings so far.
     
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    HIPAR

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    I tried it. Couldn't find a way to customize the tool bar. But what does it really bring to the table? Does the world really need another browser? They all seem to be a variation on the original theme by Mosaic.

    --- CHAS
     
  16. Sep 4, 2008 #76 of 126
    Mark Holtz

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    Richardson,...
    Not quite. The browsers tend to use different browser engines...
    • Internet Exploder uses "Trident"
    • Firefox and Flock uses "Gecko"
    • Opera uses "Presto"
    • Safari and Chrome uses "Webkit"
    Each has it's own methods of interpreting (or, in the case of Trident, ignoring) the various web standards for rendering a web page, including CSS.
     
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    gulfwarvet

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    the only issue i have noticed that will be a no go for me is the fact that i can't scroll back up a page after i got to the bottom. I have to use my arrow keys to get back to the top. any idea's on fixes?
     
  18. Sep 4, 2008 #78 of 126
    Drew2k

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    But how many tabs did you have open? I was talking about "when more tabs are opened that can fit gracefully along the tab bar", where Firefox permits the tabs to remain a minimum width and adds a scrollbar. Chroms instead shrniks the tab down to a the width of the mouse when there are too many tabs open.
     
  19. Sep 4, 2008 #79 of 126
    Drew2k

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    Right now I have 46 tabs open in Firefox 2.x and it's using 270,000K. I've seen that as high as 900,000K when I had close to a hundred tabs open ...
     
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    gulfwarvet

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    wow 46? whats size monitor are your running?
     

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