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#1 Truzaank

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:11 AM

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Update: Google Chrome is now available for download!
http://www.google.com/chrome


Google Chrome - Offline Installer !!

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Google is launching an open source web browser to compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

The browser is designed to be lightweight and fast, and to cope with the next generation of web applications that rely on graphics and multimedia.

Called Chrome, it will launch as a beta for Windows machines in 100 countries, with Mac and Linux versions to come.

link:
http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/7593106.stm

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Edited by Jatin, 02 September 2008 - 07:59 PM.


#2 Villain

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:45 AM

oh now that will be cool :D
i wonder if it will use webkit?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:49 AM

Does it have it's own rendering engine? Or is it going to use Gecko or something?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:56 AM

Google Chrome Comic, made by Google!
http://www.google.co...lebooks/chrome/

Comes out TOMORROW! (or today, if your like me and it is almost 2am...)

I am so hoping for either a new engine, or for webkit... either way, i think this will kick firefox off to the side on my PC...

#5 STATiK-04

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

Seems like a 'Web 2.0" browser, kinda like Flock.

Also, all this "separate process" talk seemed a tad interesting.

Can't wait to try it.

Edited by STATiK-04, 02 September 2008 - 06:06 AM.


#6 Villain

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:07 AM

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woot! webkit!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:35 AM

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Screenshot! Yup! I'm all on this like white on rice!

#8 Syzygy

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:20 AM

oh now that will be cool :D
i wonder if it will use webkit?


According to Wikipedia, it's using WebKit

http://en.wikipedia....i/Google_Chrome

#9 ThunderROM

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:44 AM

Finally! :D

#10 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:04 AM

Interesting to see if they do something to block their own ads :lol:

Anything about security measures ??

#11 Liskiller

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:21 AM

It'll be released within a few hours! :woot:

Anything about security measures ??

Chrome has a privacy mode; Google says you can create an “incognito” window “and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer.
To fight malware and phishing attempts, Chrome is constantly downloading lists of harmful sites.


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Thanks to blogoscoped

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#12 tweakwindows

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:32 AM

Seems everyone is releasing browsers..Next is Yahoo!?

#13 STATiK-04

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

6 hours...

#14 Preath

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:55 AM

Nice interface on it, i like it. Hope it will be as good as it looks.
Im definitely gonna try it.

Edited by Emil2k, 02 September 2008 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

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Heres a rundown on the features
Tabs
Just when you thought tabbed browsing could not become any better - or could add more features, Google comes up with this. The Chrome, unlike other browsers comes with a task manager of its own to check which sites eat up more memory. All of the sites open at a time can be monitored individually. What this means is that in case one of sites in the tabs decides not to respond, you will find the option to close that tab using the task manager and eventually prevent the whole browser from crashing. This is good news especially for those who hate to see the "Restore Session" button 10 times a day. That said, the placement of the tabs too has changed - with Chrome, the tabs would be seen at the top of the Window and not at the usual place. Though they did not choose to go radical on the lines of the Avant browser which gives you the option to place tabs at the bottom of the page.

JavaScript

Chrome comes with support for JavaScript engine V8, which again is an open source initiative to boost JavaScript heavy applications. Although we will need to wait till we can comment on the actual boost in performance, it does sound promising. On a different note, the new V8 engine (we're not talking about cars here!) would be available for other browsers as well - thanks to its open source ancestry.

Address Bar

Nothing special in here- apart from Google's auto-complete feature called the Omnibox. Omnibox reportedly will offer a multitude of unobtrusive suggestions,
which may include sites you had visited in the past, popular sites and displays the search engine of your choice as well. Another feature is its ability to detect what site-specific search engines you had used. For example, if you used the Techtree search for finding a specific topic, you can simply type in "T" followed by your keywords.

Speed Dial: The Google way!

A speed dial like start-up is also available where you can see your most visited websites. The 9-screen layout is similar to Opera's speed dial. On the sides, you will also see options and quick links to recently added bookmarks and recently closed tabs.

Incognito

Incognito is the Google term for the now famous "porn mode" which enables discreet browsing with no traces of your online activity - on that computer that is. Internet explorer calls it the Inprivate. Not much of a difference here - except that this is one feature that the other two biggies, Opera and Firefox chose to ignore.

Security

On the security front, the Chrome is supposedly said to update its database of rouge websites so that it can prevent you from exposing your computer to risks involved by visiting these sites. Additionally, since all tabs are sandboxed (a security mechanism for running programs safely) the risks involved are greatly minimized.


Well, that sums it up. This was just a brief preview into what could turn out to be one of the best alternative browsers out there. If you are the impatient type and want a quick peek, have a look at some screenshots from a video grab here. It remains to be seen if the web community accepts Chrome wholeheartedly -and just because it's from Google, it need not necessarily be the best! We'll get to know soon once the Beta is released today and we have a hands on.

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#16 CommonSense

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:37 PM

wonder if they will add it to gOS...
i can't wait though. i hope it lives up to all the hype.

Edited by CommonSense, 02 September 2008 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:15 PM

now google browser is actually really coming out! gBrowser was a topic sevral years ago... Google really makes everything.

why is webkit fast? so it's open-source, but why fast?

#18 JohnnyV1500

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:10 PM

totally gonna try this

#19 SharmanNet

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

Wow, can't wait..

#20 RKJ

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

just 3 hrs go..............

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