After upgrading to Windows 7, I discovered that my HP computer didn't have video drivers for it. In FF, IE, and Avant, websites were being rendered badly. Tried Opera, and things looked better, but web applications would hang. Chrome gets things done and looking good.
Most people probably are tired of it being foisted on them with program installations though.
I miss the tools, frills, and baubles of FF addons, but nothing seems to get the basics done like Chrome. Now I don't feel a big rush to get a new video card,.. yeah :)
I thought I would never leave Firefox, but over the last few weeks I have been using Chrome almost exclusively. It's been months since I last had a problem with a website failing to load, pages load in half the time as FF or IE and the assortment of addons (not as many as FF, but more than adequate) are perfect for anyone's everyday needs.
What got me away from FireFox? It's getting slower with every release. It crashes and/or hangs almost daily. Why not IE? It is getting better with each version, but it's still the slowest browser available.
Try Chrome and give it a few days to get use to the spartan interface. It will suit your everyday needs...and then some.
Google Chrome is a REALLY good browser. It doesn't have everything I need, but it had enough that I survived for the day. There were a few addons I wish it had, as well as an account manager, an easier way to manage bookmarks and history, and the themes really sucked, to be honest. However, it was a good alternate browser for me, unfortunately until those things are fixed (and assuming Firefox gets worse with each update), I'll be sticking to Firefox.
Speed: 9/10. Most of the time it was wonderfully fast. However, once in a while a tab would take a few extra seconds to load.
Performance: 9/10. Most of the time it kept up to its promises. However, once it had frozen on me, and me thinking that I could just switch tabs, attempted to. It didn't freeze as in the window turned light (what it does on Vista7), but it took several seconds before it responded.
Customizability: 7/10. Mostly impressed. Could use a few addons, plus the themes mostly sucked, but all in all I was impressed.
Comfort: 8/10. Very comfortable to use, however it just lacked enough features that Firefox had, that I wasn't completely comfortable with it.
Overall: 8/10. Google Chrome has improved since last year (with the few million version updates every month I SWEAR!!!). It has almost everything I need, and if I absolutely HAD to, I could use it instead of Firefox. However, as I said a few times now, it lacked enough stuff (Features, addons, themes mostly) that I will rate it 8/10.
I tried Chrome again in the hope that the freeze-up issues had been sorted, but alas they haven't. I had to score it down because I simply can't recommend it going on my personal experience.
It's fast at first, which is great, then someway along the line things get sticky and the pages freeze. I'd love to keep it, but until this problem is sorted I am out of here. Pity, because it has all the simplicity I like but the hitches are unacceptable.
Still no popup blocker, very annoying.
Good price for value. Simple interface. However
this automatic updating is very annoying. The
latest update screwed up my display settings. As a
power user I want to use the software once it is
running the way I need. Why should I waste time in
correcting mistakes of others? Furthermore, where
is Google Chrome installed? How shall I find the
previous versions? The Giant company should do a
Where to begin... The first thing about this program is its installation. The first time installing this it installed it on my account in the "Documents and Settings" folder (Windows XP) or "Users" folder (Windows Vista/7). I had to go Google for an installer (ironic) that would place it in the "Program Files" folder where it should be. Next it puts all these Google Update things in the Services, Startup, and Tasks ("C:Windows asks"). Just delete or disable them. Thank you CCleaner! I will update when I feel like it, not when Google feels like it. When I finally open Google Chrome the one thing that all other browsers have is a menu bar and Google Chrome doesn't have one. Google in general tries to do everything but does almost everything poorly. The only really good thing they do is being a search engine. Google Chrome is overhyped and needs way more work in my opinion for me to recommend this to others.
I really like Google Chrome. It isn't the best on
features but I like that it's clean and simple.
My wife thinks it's a load of rubbish but I
continue to go back to it more than any other
browser I have.
One thing I really like about it, is that it has
favourite sites at the top which is so easy to
It sometimes doesn't pick emails up on web based
email clients like it should but apart from that
it's fine and looks class too.
Someone wrote a review saying that he/she didn't
like the colour, well it's very easy to change it
to an array of themes.
The main advantages of Chrome are its speed on page rendering and its safeness. Generally I think it can be considered safer than IE and Firefox, also because it is still a less diffused browser. Other than that, another good thing is that you can find it also in a portable version, very very useful! Finally, it is completely free. The only one thing I don't like is the color of the program's window (a sort of electric blu) I really would like to change it into a better color.
It's still new and has a ways to go. Version 4 is now "stable" and brings a lot of useful enhancements (extensions support!). It's a particularly good browser for accessing the Google apps sites. I'm not going to stop using Firefox for most everything (yet--I'm not sure I like some of Mozilla's recent decisions about what to integrate into the base Firefox code [Personas for instance]), but Chrome is definitely worth using, and getting better with every new release.
You cannot install it anywhere but on your "C-Drive" where Chrome chooses. This is a huge issue on small drives and is just an attempt by Google to get around system admins who block what workers can put on their computer. This way more people can use Google's Chrome. Don't waste your time, till Google fixes this and gives YOU the ability to install it anywhere you want
Has great security features and is fast to load and browse,but really is too basic for extended use.
Makes sense if intended for use with the projected Google OS as a hybrid system.
This is a very fast browser with an exceptionally clean interface. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but if you need a clean, fast, and simple web browser, then this should fit the bill.
Ok it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of
IE or Firefox half of which I never use, but it's
lightning fast which is what I want from a
The browser is unique in itself. However, it does lack some features such as a menu bar. I do like the idea of the web thumbprints and once you access a web site, it is shown on the browser. How do you you remove the thumbprints if you no longer require it? That I could not find. I'm certain that there well be improvements but I will just have to wait and see.
Well, just used this browser for a few days and i'm not impressed. I will say it's very fast loading, etc... but the interface is like a PRE-ALPHA IE7. Or a half working Firefox. I am also having major Java issues with it which I've not had with any browser before. Felt like I was back in Ubuntu trying to load Java. If this was from some unknown startup source, I would understand but this is Google for Pete's sake, MS's rival! Get it together Google.... Yuck on the browser.... If they can do some work on it, it could very well be a top notch browser, easily but until then... give the team some coffee, I think they need it.
After all the hype, how does Google Chrome
measure up? It is easy to use and loads pages
quickly. In many ways it looks and feels like
Internet Explorer 7, but is leaner on resources
than its Microsoft counterpart. People who are
used to the wide range of features and add-ons
that are available for Firefox and Opera are
likely to be disappointed, but the current
version of Chrome is a beta and things may
change. Google has kept it simple for the time
being, and some people may like this approach.
I would expect a company like Google to really put some work into anything they release. This browser is basic and function limited. Definitely a far cry from my default (avant). No mouse gestures, clutsy tab open/close, missing menu items, no favs import, no online storage. The only thing this browser does have is that it starts very quickly and has a very clean interface.
Not bad for a brand new browser. Though I like
the recently view sites when you first open it,
but having a porn site pop up on that page is not
a good thing. Maybe there should be a way to
have feature to stop displaying various pages
(adult content). Overall, not a bad little
browser and I have to give a little while longer
to see when the new beta comes out. MS was not
built in a day!
Google Chrome web browser has a long way to go to compete on the desktop along with the other well established browsers. Hopefully, this will push the other browsers to improve web application performance which is what I believe Google is really after.
Did you really need to make a browser? FF is the champion in that category (although the next FF version needs an incognito mode). Do other cool stuff like Google Earth. Leave the browser domain alone.
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