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Google Chrome

Google to release beta of their browser, Google Chrome, today. Anyone got a copy yet?

19 Responses to “Google Chrome”

  1. ben Says:

    Are there versions for Linux and Mac?

  2. SayUncle Says:

    we don’t even know if there’s a version for real computers yet.

  3. Robb Allen Says:

    Not yet, apparently.

    Gonna be interesting.

  4. Justin Buist Says:

    Are there versions for Linux and Mac?

    Not today, but eventually.

  5. Jay Says:

    They were going to post an update to their blog when it would be ready to download. They scrubbed the cache to the download page they had which now directs you back to their main page.

  6. Robb Allen Says:


  7. Justin Buist Says:

    It’s go time! Download here.

  8. Robb Allen Says:

    Just downloaded it. Pretty nifty so far (as in, it hasn’t crapped out my PC)

  9. gattsuru Says:

    Interesting. Not particularly impressed by most of the features, as compared to FireFox, but it’s interesting to see someone else in the field. Kinda feels like some sort of unholy offspring of IE and Opera, but most everything at least looks fairly good.

    Running it Windowed and with one tab still wastes a fugly amount of space, one complaint I have with both IE’s newer versions and Opera. The find (ctrl+f) feature is nice, but the New Tab side looks like it’s destined to be a cluttered piece of junk.

    Has only borked a few smaller websites.

  10. David Gerard Says:

    “We are so, so happy with Google Chrome,” mumbled Mozilla CEO John Lilly through gritted teeth. “That most of our income is from Google has no bearing on me making this statement.” –

  11. Linoge Says:

    On a slightly related note, Picasa is also supposedly receiving a full version upgrade today as well.

  12. chris Says:

    downloaded it today, cant run it at work, the proxy wont let it browse.

  13. chris Says:

    welp, im stupid, it works fine

  14. Joe Huffman Says:

    Ironically I just happened to put on my shirt I received from when I worked on Microsofts project Chrome. That was a project to kill Netscape which was shelved, in part, because of fears of the Justice Department.

    The shirt has been getting some comments and I have to explain the shirt a litle bit here in the halls of the Borg.

  15. Josh Says:

    Playing with it now. Seems ok. Tabbed browsing – where have I seen that before?

    One thing that would be interesting to know is if the “incognito” window search/browse histories are still stored at Google, if not on the machine.

    Gonna have to play with it until it breaks, then try some more.

  16. cyrus Says:

    i would be more intrested if Adobe put out a browser. When you compare the word processor google has and the word processor Adobe has you can see the difference.

    google documents
    adobe buzzword

  17. Steve Johnson Says:

    A fantastic browser. Very technically advanced. The fact that each tab runs in its own processes prevents on tab from interfering with another tab. And its fun seeing what websites take up a lot of RAM and CPU in the task/process viewer.

  18. ColtCCO Says:

    I’ve been playing with it for the last few hours. It’s nice, it’s clean, and I think it’s probably gonna become my new choice for working on other people’s computers. I think I’m a bit to much of a power-user of browser features to use this for most of what I do. I have Firefox tweaked just how I like it right now, little things like mouse gestures, and password protected saved passwords. I have a lot of bookmarks, and I’d hate to have to type at least part of them in to make all my e-stops every day.

    Also, adblock. I can ‘t see Google adding adblock support, somehow.

    Still, interesting. At least someone’s trying new things in browser design. I’ll check it again when it’s out of beta.

  19. Craig T. Says:

    I got it yesterday afternoon, and I have been playing around with it a little bit. Most of the engineering was done on the back end – stuff you don’t see. It is like Google’s own little OS in a browser with its own Task Manager, etc. It clearly is still a beta product. It didn’t import all my Bookmarks, doesn’t appear to support RSS feeds, and has had problems with a few web pages. However, I am still testing it out.

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