New Web-browser: From Google: GOOGLE CHROME!

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Hi all -

Have you seen the latest from Google? They are bloody awesome with the free software they deliver.

I am using it at the moment, and it is even fast than FireFox! Looks neat, is small enough, and 100% compatible with FireFox at least (won't talk about IE)....

Go to: Google Chrome - Een nieuwe browser downloaden

And have a look for yourself!
 
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ive also seen it but have not played around with it, gonna give it a try now :)
 

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OK Kalkwasser - so you have installed it and tested it?

They say it's supposed to be MUCH MUCH more stable than any other web-browser, because it was tested using an intelligent bot - tested by loading 1 billion web-sites, and the bugs that was found was sorted out!
 
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Just installed it, very nice!!
 

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Been using it for a bit as well. All I can say is DAMN it's fast. (And that's coming from Opera which is faster than both IE and firefox).

It has very impressive compatibility with webpages of all types. Seems to handle pretty much all of them just as good as IE usually does (not because IE is good, because pages are designed for it).

Only problem so far is the FNB internet banking site, it wont let me confirm a payment :/

It seems pretty basic as well but I suppose that's probably a good thing.


Why the hell did they name it chrome though? (mozilla's theming engine is called chrome)
 
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OK Kalkwasser - so you have installed it and tested it?

They say it's supposed to be MUCH MUCH more stable than any other web-browser, because it was tested using an intelligent bot - tested by loading 1 billion web-sites, and the bugs that was found was sorted out!

It works very well been using it for most of the day now It is much faster
I guess I just don't like the look of it just yet. But as for surfing the web it great its fast and that at the end of the day is what you want.
 

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Yeah the look is a bit different but I don't have any particular gripes with it other than that. The main feature of it seems to be the new javascript engine because javascript is the J in AJAX, the stuff that gets used for all the sites that perform almost like an application (eg. Gmail is a big one). Google think these other browsers are far too slow and they need something fast so that they can make cooler web apps.
The new engine is also open source so we might see other browsers become as fast at some point too.
What I can't gauge at this point is did they do it just to show how it should be done or are they actuallt serious about it long term.
 

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