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

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  1. Sep 5, 2008 #81 of 126
    Drew2k

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    Just my 17" laptop wide screen. Screen resolution is 1440x900, and the tabs are spread across five rows at the top. This works very well for for me as I tend to have a lot of tabs open as I catch up on multiple forums, news, shopping, banking, etc. :)
     
  2. Sep 5, 2008 #82 of 126
    Sirshagg

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    Does that come with a table of contents?
     
  3. Sep 5, 2008 #83 of 126
    gulfwarvet

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    cool, there was one time while i was ghosting in chat and i accidentally opened all of mine bookmarks on my little 15.4". all i can say don't try to open 146 tabs at one time, talk about a major Java crash :eek2: :lol:
     
  4. Sep 5, 2008 #84 of 126
    Rich

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    I don't think that's what the Daily News was referring to. I don't have the article and you need an Internet account to get the articles from the DN's website. Seemed as if they were saying something different about FF than what you're saying. But, without the article, I can't say.

    The whole point of the article was about FF eating memory and digesting it while Chrome doesn't. Not sure what they meant. I'll try to find the article.

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  5. Sep 5, 2008 #85 of 126
    Rich

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    Common abbreviation for comPUTER. Been using it since the early 80s. Never heard of it?

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  6. Sep 5, 2008 #86 of 126
    Rich

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    Here's the part of the article about memory:

    "Less memory bloat. One of the problems with Firefox is that if you've been using it for too long, it'll suck up all of your computer's memory. Each time Chrome goes to a new page, it throws away the last page's data, reducing its baggage and freeing up your computer's memory."

    Can you or anyone else explain this to me?

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  7. Sep 5, 2008 #87 of 126
    phat78boy

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    If you open 20 windows or tabs in FF and then close all but one, FF won't release all the memory it was using. You will get a large chunk back, but FF will still hold on to a lot of memory it no longer is using until you completely end all FF instances. So if you keep a FF windows open for several days, it might be holding a chunk of memory that is way larger then what it actually needs.

    With Chrome, if you do the same thing, it will release all the memory from your previously opened windows/tabs and go back to a memory footprint as if it was opened for the first time.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2008 #88 of 126
    Sirshagg

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    That actually explains alot about an issue I sometimes have when using FF. thank you
     
  9. Sep 5, 2008 #89 of 126
    Rich

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    OK, if I read your post correctly, no permanent harm is done with FF, is that correct?

    I never have that many tabs open and have 3 Gigs of RAM (is it still called that) on my puter and if I read your post correctly, I am OK with FF?

    Thanx,
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  10. Sep 5, 2008 #90 of 126
    spartanstew

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    46 tabs? I doubt I even visit 46 web sites in a week. I think the most tabs I've ever had open in FF was maybe 10. Usually, when I get over 6, I just close one if I need to open something else. Not that much harder to just open a new bookmark, instead and I like being able to clearly see the titles of each bookmark at a glance. I guess I'm not a power user.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2008 #91 of 126
    dettxw

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    From the Company IT folks:
    Till the security issues are fixed, this is a dangerous thing to have on your desktop. It also (currently?) doesn’t behave very well on an uninstall. Leaves active content which reappears on reboot.
    They're keeping track of those running this new browser and are coming down on them.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2008 #92 of 126
    Rich

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    Kinda hard to be a "power user" and have almost three thousand posts and watch TV and read and some of the guys have jobs. Where do they get the time?

    In other words, I agree with you.

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    Rich

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    Oh, that's great! Shoulda known better than to install it so soon.

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  14. Sep 5, 2008 #94 of 126
    Stuart Sweet

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    I've played a little bit and here's my take:

    The Good: It's fast. Wicked fast. Probably a great browser for embedded devices or low-end laptops. I also like one box for search and browsing. I know IE will sort of do this but Google does it better. It's clean and quick, that's great.

    The Bad: I always browse anonymously. It's a pain to re-enter passwords and such every time but especially at work I don't want any evidence of where I've been or what I've done. I don't want my browser to remember where I spend most of my time (although you guys know where it is.)
     
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    Do you think it's really faster than FF? I really don't see much difference. I do see a difference between FF and IE and haven't used IE in quite a while. But I don't see an appreciable (or any, really) difference in speed between Chrome and FF. Especially in "rendering" web pages. What the devil is "rendering"? Sounds like putting something thru a meat grinder.

    On a serious note, in some companies and corporations that is an excellent way to get fired. Just happened a few months ago to my brother.

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  16. Sep 5, 2008 #96 of 126
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, at least for me it is faster than FF, especially after FF has been open a while. Rendering is, in this case, the formatting of the HTML, CSS, etc. code into the page you see. It is also the processing of turning fat into lard, but that's another story.

    Sorry about your brother. Was he fired for hiding his history, or for not hiding it?
     
  17. Sep 5, 2008 #97 of 126
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    Why not just type COMputer then? It's only three extra letters. :)

    The word you are using is slang for a female body part (so I have heard). No biggie though. ;)
     
  18. Sep 5, 2008 #98 of 126
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    I'm sure you'll be fine if you have 3GB of RAM. The issue more common is that if you go to a page that hangs up FF, it will effect every instances of FF you have open at the time. Usually, the only way to fix this is to close all FF windows and then reopen them. With Chrome, this is not supposed to be a problem and nothing done in another window should effect other browser instances
     
  19. Sep 5, 2008 #99 of 126
    Rich

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    Ah, I see what you mean. I have had a tendency to leave the Google search page for FF on all the time. That will stop.


    Knew it had something to do with animals. Gotta be a gross process.

    Neither. He would get emails from time to time that were funny, but tasteless. He never opened them (hmmm) and placed them in a folder on his hard drive. For some reason that I still don't quite get, he placed the folder on one of the company's servers and never changed the folders name. And, as people will do, some people started to read the jokes and leave their own in my brother's folder. After a while it became large enough to catch the attention of an administrator of some sort.

    By this time, my brother has completely forgotten the folder. He gets called into his boss's office and finds out that an investigation had been done concerning the folder and it's contents. A lot of people get into trouble and my brother gets fired.

    No porn. Just the kind of tasteless, but very funny, emails that get passed around.

    My wife gets them constantly from her sisters and mother and friends. And she immediately deletes them. Never opens them up. Not worth losing a job over.

    Anyhow, my brother got a better job and is back to spending money on toys to play with during his second childhood.

    He was absolutely shocked when he got fired. Had a lot of people working for him, was making a small fortune, he's a computer programmer, a manager and Bang! he gets fired for a simple mistake.

    Big Brother and all that...

    Rich
     
  20. Sep 5, 2008 #100 of 126
    ccr1958

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    ok...you have a point there....i never
    get close to having 46 tabs open per session...
    maybe 8 at the most but usually 4....
     

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