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Old 09-11-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Google Chrome

This isn't Palm related, I have a really bad internet connection to the WWW, which is probably to blame, and even though most people won't see the humor in this, I felt it was humorous enough to post. Ask Dmitry, I post things that aren't funny but I feel those with a disturbed sense of humor may appreciate (ask him about the silly book quote I pm'd him). I recently downloaded Google Chrome. For the most part, it's a very nice browser, being that it supports most JavaScript, is pretty fast, and is very simple. Emphasis being on the "simple". There is no easy way to create bookmarks, which is enough to scratch it altogether in my book, probably not in others. In any case, while I was playing with it, I ran into this error:



If you look close enough, you can see that Google mispelled mail.gmai.com, which by the way, does not return a GMail address at all! Not sure if this was intentional or not, but wow, for an incredibly funded enterprise, whoops!

Oh, by the way, if you're writing a quick response to a thread and find yourself looking for the correct spelling of a word, I found this, which is very handy: spellcheck.net.

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There are other threads about chrome. The consensus seems to be a big thumbs down. After all that work and investment of time, energy and money I think we all expected a lot more from google than what chrome has to offer.

I didn't notice the bookmark thing, but I did notice the following:
  • based on the safari rendering engine (webkit) so many pages that don't render in safari don't render in chrome - they should have used the mozilla engine
  • doesn't give a choice of where to install, which is bad enough, and the default is in your DOCUMENTS and SETTINGS directory!
  • doesn't integrate with the most used password/form filling app around - RoboForm
I'm sure there is more, but I uninstalled it immediately, due to it's install location. (if at all possible I try not to install anything in that folder, and I prefer to install all my apps, when possible on my physical D: drive)
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There are many reasons for not using Gecko (Gecko powers Firefox).

I believe two of them are speed and memory.
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Moved to OT: Tech Web

I use Safari (in Windows and OS X) which by the way renders all the sites I visit correctly. From time to time I use Chrome. It's faster than Firefox, Opera, and Safari -- opening up and rendering sites I visit usually several seconds faster. On the other hand, Safari and Firefox both perform fast (and Firefox now looks great) on the Mac (based on a 20" 2.4GHz iMac).

What matters though is our personal choices and that we have to stick and be confident with them -- for our own standards. The topic of "browser choice" rivals that of "screen protectors" when it comes to discussions of which is the best one to use. Our mileages will definitely vary so I'm just in here to share and not to argue about my preferences.
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I tried Chrome and removed it, but will continue to try every couple updates. Let's all remember that this is a BETA release. I'm sure once official, there will be plenty of improvements to it. I don't see much of a chance of it ripping me away from Firefox though. I'm up to over 30 extensions now and have become a fish out of water when other browsers don't act like I've made FF act. It knows me very well.
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  • doesn't give a choice of where to install, which is bad enough, and the default is in your DOCUMENTS and SETTINGS directory!
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I'm sure there is more, but I uninstalled it immediately, due to it's install location. (if at all possible I try not to install anything in that folder, and I prefer to install all my apps, when possible on my physical D: drive)


Yeah! exactly that is what i didnt like too! Just, i realized like a week after installing it haha.
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I had a negative reaction with Flock as well. Perhaps the best browsers are the ones that always have been: Firefox, Opera, Safari, er... I.E.
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