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

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  1. Sep 6, 2008 #101 of 126
    Mark Holtz

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    This is why I keep telling folks.... "Work E-mail is for work stuff, personal e-mail is for personal stuff. Don't let the twain meet." And, quite legally, your work e-mail and work computer is the property of the company you work for. When you leave your job, don't expect to keep access to the work e-mail. (And, yes, I have worked with companies with very draconian security policies (and sometimes those policies leave me quite baffled) ).

    As for Chrome, they did find that it was using WebKit for the rendering engine. It was an OLDER version of WebKit which has a serious security hole that makes it vulnerable to attack. Not sure if it is fixed in the latest version of of Chrome.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2008 #102 of 126
    Rich

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    Shocked and "baffled" my brother, for sure. 55 years old and he gets nailed for, basically, having his name on a folder on a server. Nothing of his that was bad, but other people were using the folder as a central point to keep their tasteless emails in. Probably more to the story than what he told me.

    So, should the thing be uninstalled or just left unopened and wait for an upgrade to fix the security issues?

    Rich
     
  3. Sep 7, 2008 #103 of 126
    Mark Holtz

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  4. Steve

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    Confirmed. Thread Tools don't work either. Hopefully will be fixed soon. I love this browser. /steve
     
  5. Steve

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    Might want to check out the Chrome "incognito" browsing option. ;) /steve
     
  6. Rich

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    Steve, you wouldn't have any idea when it is going to be out of beta, would you?

    Rich
     
  7. Steve Mehs

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    It's probably years away. Google likes to keep things in Beta. It's been over 4 years and GMail is still beta, I see Google Earth is finaly out of beta and that was bought out from Keyhole in what 2005.
     
  8. Steve

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    Not a clue, Rich. Seems pretty solid to me, tho. Aside from a few unsupported vBulletin pull-downs on sites like this one, I haven't found anything else wrong with it after a week of using it non-stop.

    /steve
     
  9. CJTE

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    Exactly. Its like when I get a call and someone wants me to take a look at their lappy.

    The only person I can put up with calling it a 'puter is my grandmother, but she also calls them by their friendly name.
     
  10. CJTE

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    Gmail is still in beta, and its "only" web-based email (since what, 2004?).
    Who KNOWS how long there browser will be.
     
  11. Rich

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    I can't seem to get it to work with Norton 360 properly.

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  12. Rich

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    Been calling them puters since 1962 when we called our analog ballistic computer THE PUTER. It was the size of a car.

    I also teach computer classes at a local college and the students call them puters too. So they are younger than you (I hope) and I am older than you (I think) and you seem to be stuck in the middle with a paradigm.

    I also call remotes "motes". Find that offensive too? :lol:

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  13. Rich

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    Interesting avatar. What branch of the service were you in?

    Rich
     
  14. Drew2k

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    In uninstalled Chrome only a few days after installing it when reports of security flaws started to surface and at the time I could find no indication how the browser would be updated. I just saw an article today that says the browser updates itself behind the scenes every five hours! Shouldn't that be made clear to the user somehow when installing? I read through the license but don't recall seeing anything like that!

    Source: National Business Review 09/09/2008

     
  15. barryb

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    That makes perfect sense to me Drew.

    -posted via Google Chrome. :)
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    Here is a chart showing JavaScript benchmark results. Interesting things to note:
    • Internet Exploder 7 is slower than the other browsers in the Sunspider test, but no performance data for Internet Exploder 8
    • Tracemonkey code (which is still in development, and disabled in nightlies for Firefox) is faster than Chrome's V8 code
    • Dromaeo kills both Safari 4 and Internet Exploder
    Still, I will have to stick with Firefox for now because of the ability to do plug-ins. Can't live without Uppity or AdBlocker
     
  17. Rich

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    Yup, that's how I feel too. I do shut the browser down when I am not using it in the hope that it won't screw up my RAM.

    Rich
     
  18. Steve

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    FWIW, the "Chrome Team's" own Windows XP benchmarks on the page you reference appear to blow away the results from the same benchmarks run on every other browser. The five tests they ran are listed here.

    As the author of the referencing article implies, there is no way to tell if these tests are representative of Javascript routines that are commonly used in web pages. If they are, however, Google appears to have done a nice job. /steve
     
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    I would have to agree with you with the good. I had IE and Firefox, but Chrome has notably sped my internet up. I also like the automatic spell checker. But your bad is good for me, since i hate putting passwords, but the computer is mine, so i only need my user name password.
     
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    what is chrome?
     

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