View Full Version : Google's New Browser: Chrome

09-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Anyone using it yet? Pros, cons, or comments?

I haven't even drilled in to read all about the new entry in the ever-growing browser market Google has presented, Chrome (http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=B6tyymqy9SL2VDoz2owT39OjlBovJlH7PvuvzCeTQwwbQhg MIABABGAEwATgAUOftwe_-_____wFgyQagAf31yPYDyAEB2QMDnBoKxHXEaOADCA&sig=AGiWqtwbrtoOeFpgiIJnff3YqBoPY-d3KQ&q=http://www.google.com/chrome/index.html%3Fhl%3Den%26brand%3DCHMB%26utm_campaign %3Den%26utm_source%3Den-ha-na-us-sk%26utm_medium%3Dha%26utm_term%3Dchrome).

It wasn't unexpected, since they already have their own version of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint (similar to highly successful Open Office by Sun/Java), which all indicate they are keen on whittling Microsoft's stranglehold on the User experience altogether. With MS's IE being the leading browser in the world today (more than 90% of all systems and Users), Chrome is supposed to usher in a new era of capability and viewability in one neat package (not to mention increase ad revenue by 30%).

Personally, I am still using Slimbrowser (http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/) or Opera (http://www.opera.com/) for most of my online forays, as they offer me the best of both worlds with Slim being the "Best of Breed" as far as a Mozilla-type, and Opera being the stable "top of the line" IE hybrid.

Just wanted to know if anyone else is up on things, and has something to reveal about Chrome.

09-02-2008, 10:53 PM
It appears the first beta is available now: Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome)

And a few other links re Chrome at TechBlog (http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/)

09-02-2008, 11:01 PM
I don't get it: I already provided the direct link to download Chrome above ..... and I am interested in hearing what members of this forum have to say about it!

Karen Mac
09-03-2008, 01:13 AM
I'll get to it eventually.. they also have a new search tool included with it that every one is complaining about.. the suggested keyword as you are typing. Will definately hurt those who rank highly with one word.. not sure what its going to do for phrases. As you type it display the phrase it thinks you are looking for. Another way to monopolize the market on their advertising too i suppose. Tighter control over what users actually do or type.


09-03-2008, 02:49 AM
Keen eye, Karen. "Smacks" of the very thing I have been accusing Google of all along (much to Race's chagrin! hee-hee). http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon10.gif

Wouldn't you think the phrases that are being auto-populated are also the highest earners on their list, and which also may be skewed toward the current paid positions that need to produce some results for their advertisers?

This is the core anti-logic that has kept me steering clear from Google, their site search, Adsense, and all things nefarious....and with the "insertion" of a new "free" browser to get an audience, it won't be long until ads start creeping across the top toolbar too!

I'll probably stick to Slim, unless someone else posts a compelling reason to venture forth.

Karen Mac
09-03-2008, 07:59 AM
Yeah.. thats what lots of folks are screaming. Supposedly this is beta or soon to be live if you just type in google.com and use that to search, or your default search is google. Im afraid that yes advertisers will get the benefit of the SUGGESTED search term over generic traffic so to speak.

Google is also in the works to take over YAHOO as well. Im not tooo enthused about this merger ... smacks of monopoly of a public service doesnt it? Isnt that why ma belle had to dissimilate a few years back? But now they are all regrouped again under AT&T... hmmmm... wonder how long before google is buying up phone and cable services too...

Dont laff.. IT CAN HAPPEN. HMMM SKEERY THOUGHT.. Google as the anti christ....wonder if i can come up with some Nostradomus type stuff to dissimilate in the masses..



09-04-2008, 06:58 AM
Thanks for post BV friends..I test and here is Google
new browser in new strategy (http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/) in internet world.

Have nice day


09-04-2008, 07:32 AM
Hi Vasili, will have a look at the chrome & pop back. But was curious on the 90% of users, using IE, where some sites (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp)seem to be saying that nearer 51% are on IE & 44% on FF. Wasn’t sure how this was worked out ?.
Just a curiosity.

09-05-2008, 09:48 AM
But now they are all regrouped again under AT&T... hmmmm... wonder how long before google is buying up phone and cable services too...Recall the huge lawsuit Google won over AT&T for the last remaining cell band and the code? They gave away the code to phone makers afterward just to get their ads on every phone out there! Months later, sure enough --- the manufacturers are embracing the new browser/cell code because it IS free, again frustrating MS as they tried to "re-introduce" MSN and the newer markets (like the SYNC in Ford autos).

Not too far off, Girlfriend, not at all! SUN had the right idea when they saw what was happening and decided to morph Open Office into Open Source.....Java/Linux and Open Source are the only alternatives to being total pawns.

Whatever happened to the Congressional Bill of Internet Rights (or whatever it was) ??? Does no one really care, or are they too frightened to cry "foul" when the big bad bear is so big?

09-05-2008, 02:57 PM
Im not impressed with it....they would be much better off if they purchased Firefox.

09-17-2008, 11:36 PM
Hi Guys,

Look at what I found.......................

"The Federal Office for Information Security warned Internet users of the new browser Chrome. The application by the company Google should not be used for surfing the Internet [...] It was said to be risky that user data is hoarded with a single vendor. With its search engine, email program and the new browser, Google now covers all important areas on the Internet."
Chrome is a security nightmare, indexes your bank accounts, Google Chrome bait and switch?, When does Google Chrome talk to Google.com?

To see all of this in action, just open up Chrome and log in to your favorite financial website. Like most important sites, it should be protected with HTTPS/SSL encryption and that should be evident in the address bar of the browser. Do the stuff you would normally do like look at your balances and gawk at your latest transactions and then open up a new tab in Chrome by clicking the “+” symbol. In the right-hand history search box, enter a few keywords and see what they get you. Surprised? I bet you are. No luck? Then try something simple like oh Visa, Mastercard, balance and account. Also try out the names and abbreviations of months like September, Sept and Sep........................

On some of our tests, we found that content of https pages had been indexed as well, allowing us to retrieve our bank account details using a keyword search,” Jelle posted.

By simply typing in Visa, Mastercard, account and the names of popular banks you can find the types of accounts and which institution they belong to. In my case, Capital and Washington worked just fine. To get my account balance, I just typed in “balance” and to get transaction information I entered “transaction”. ...........

More information at Axandra.

05-14-2009, 01:34 AM
Im not impressed with it....they would be much better off if they purchased Firefox.

Just to second that emotion, this is what I have heard from folks as well....