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B.M.
01-12-2008, 08:46 AM
Any comments on this Browser yet?

My Aussie Brother-in-law recommends it, but I thought I'd check here first.

I hate advertising and suspect it may come with all the baggage of Google Toolbar and Yahoo Toolbar. :thanks

pctek
01-12-2008, 08:47 AM
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jwil1
01-12-2008, 08:49 AM
I have used it but I stopped when I ran EULAlyzer on it's EULA....

It sends your browsing history back to Google :eek:

GameJunkie
01-12-2008, 08:50 AM
tried it , was alright but prefer Firefox, especially the new one :D

Chilling_Silence
01-12-2008, 09:20 AM
Tried it & love it :D

Use it as my primary broswer now...

B.M.
01-12-2008, 09:35 AM
I have used it but I stopped when I ran EULAlyzer on it's EULA....

It sends your browsing history back to Google :eek:


It What. :eek:

Does that mean they can monitor your Internet Banking transactions?

Doesn't this contravene our Privacy Laws? :confused:

:rolleyes: always something.

pcuser42
01-12-2008, 09:37 AM
IMO Google Chrome is too simple.

Chilling_Silence
01-12-2008, 11:56 AM
I like simple ... Everything done from the Address bar, searching Google, searching history, searching a website like TradeMe, you name it!

sammo450
01-12-2008, 02:30 PM
I reckon it has some great features such as super fast page load times, the 'most visited' homepage, and the clean visuals. I started using when firefox packed sads and crashed every time I used it. Chrome takes seconds to load and then browses fast - even on my old dog of a machine.

Blam
01-12-2008, 03:57 PM
I admit that its faster(especially with javascript reliant sites) but its still a small player in the browser market and lacks in features.
I wouldn't use it as a primary browser just yet, I would wait until google made more addons and added more features.

As for chrome sending your history back to google, its true, but just use Chromium, which is basically Chrome without the "send data back to google" bit.

Agent_24
01-12-2008, 05:21 PM
It's a nice browser but I don't like the data collection policy either...

pcuser7895
01-12-2008, 07:14 PM
it crashed every time i used two tabs at once and when this tech guy typed letters into it
never crashed when i did it but he said he did it on purpose

beeswax34
01-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Well, there's no add-on's available yet but even if it got them, FF would still be better.

Agent_24
01-12-2008, 10:26 PM
Firefox is a million times better, and someone will probably make a Chrome skin for it anyway...

Blam
02-12-2008, 12:18 AM
They already have :p

Chilling_Silence
02-12-2008, 08:16 AM
Not looking to start a war over which is which, each to their own, but Im curious what a vanilla Firefox does thats so much better over Chrome..?

Dont get me wrong, Firefox is cool and Ive been a strong advocater since back in the early phoenix days... but to be honest sitting down at a PC with both, it doesnt really matter that much which I use, provided its not IE ;)

pcuser42
02-12-2008, 08:17 AM
Well, first it doesn't invade your privacy. Second, it actually HAS features. :p

Blam
02-12-2008, 05:59 PM
Massive selection of useful Add Ons.
Which also add to the already intensive array of features firefox has.
Mind you add-ons (http://www.mychromeaddons.com/category/chrome-addons/) are starting to be developed for Chrome too...so google's catching up...

beeswax34
02-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Not looking to start a war over which is which, each to their own, but Im curious what a vanilla Firefox does thats so much better over Chrome..?

Dont get me wrong, Firefox is cool and Ive been a strong advocater since back in the early phoenix days... but to be honest sitting down at a PC with both, it doesnt really matter that much which I use, provided its not IE ;)

Well, even if FF isn't actually better than Chrome (it is) then what's the point of changing over?

Its the add-ons that make FF so much better and the vast support community behind it.

GameJunkie
02-12-2008, 07:56 PM
the customization of FF is what makes it so appealing to me, I'm sure others would agree

razzarphenix
02-12-2008, 08:47 PM
the customization of FF is what makes it so appealing to me, I'm sure others would agree
:thumbs: Yep Firefox is great. I don't really see the need for Chrome to be honest. Other than maybe firefox costs google to much in kick backs for the integrated search in firefox :)

Firefox can look like anything you like. Anyone who complains about FF crashing is either really complaining about flash player (particularly when using Linux) or has a corrupt profile (save your bookmarks, note down your addons delete your profile and go again).

The addons are really what make FF :)