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Google to launch browser to battle IE
« on: September 02, 2008, 07:04:55 PM »
Google will launch a Web browser called Chrome that will take on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and apparently Mozilla’s Firefox, which the search giant essentially funds.


http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9847&tag=nl.e539

Just what the world needs, Another Web Browser.  ::)

Update: Google confirmed that Chrome will launch on Tuesday in a beta that will cover 100 countries
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 07:28:45 PM »
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Just what the world needs, Another Web Browser.  ::)

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It is not just "another web browser". If you read carefully what it does and what are benefits of using it over any other browser, you will see that advantages are plain enormous.

http://blogoscoped.com.nyud.net/google-chrome

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 08:16:47 PM »
Bye bye Firefox? :'(
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 08:37:52 PM »
Hi Tech,

Here you can have the first screenshot:
http://valleywag.com/5044054/first-browser-screenshots-from-google

Download starts shortly from now, and will get more attention than the Flock start-up,
I'm anxious what is like security wise, and if NoScript will be brought aboard?
Or this is the victory of commercial drives over privacy and security.
With Google at the helm, it also means "Google under the radar" I assume,
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« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 08:40:31 PM by polonus »
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 08:40:04 PM »
Bye bye Firefox? :'(

No I don't think that will be the case, this is very early days and some of the stuff mentioned is already available in FF 3.0.1 and IE8 even.

No doubt it will put the cat amongst the pigeons, whilst add-ons are mentioned there will be no way it would have the same add-on support as firefox, which has thousands. Unless there is going to be some way they can port them to Chrome with the add-on authors consent ???

As one of the articles mentions it is more likely to hit the likes of Opera and Safari for windows and it could be a joint effort firefox/chrome to squeeze IE's market share. Or that in the future perhaps firefox and chrome could merge.

So it is still very early days and much to speculate about, but certainly nothing to worry about.
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 08:48:10 PM »
Hi DavidR,

Some see it your way: http://gigaom.com/2008/09/01/mozilla-not-worried-about-google-browser/
The open source developer relies on the lucrative deal it has made with the Search Company.
Mozilla comments: "We’ll continue to compete in the browser world, and we’ll continue to do well. We’ll continue to produce a product that people choose, and trust and understand is theirs. We’ll continue to do this as part of our overall mission — building an Internet where individual, civic and social value are paramount.

Competition is seldom comfortable, but it forces us to do our best. Firefox 3 is a terrific product and there’s much more to come. We’re just beginning to touch the surface of what Mozilla can accomplish. The best is yet to come." So bye bye Firefox or Flock, it is a bit early to say this,

Here is the download link: http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html
I have it installed to try..

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 08:53:14 PM »
Even as I post this, I can hear on the evening TV news they are pumping the new Google browser and it wasn't a short piece either. So they certainly have got their message into the media and it isn't even available yet.

Perhaps they are going for the most downloads in a 24 hour period record (held by firefox) ;D ;D
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 09:11:05 PM »
Hi DavidR,

It is available and I have downloaded it, I wait for reactions before I launch it. Yes download has begun, but you cannot confirm that because of your Internet connection. This the download site:
http://www.google.com/chrome

Logo of the browser see below, so you can now Google with Google!

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 09:35:54 PM »
I am planning to use it in Sandboxie, how will Avast web shield do with Google Chrome? ::)
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 09:39:23 PM »
Hi gdiloren,

See the video first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnZxeR-lIvM

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 09:49:50 PM »
Installed... but I'll miss extensions, themes, configurability... :P
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 09:56:30 PM »
Basic idea is good but they still need to walk a long way till they'll catch Opera or Firefox.
I mean there is basically nothing you can set in it. There isn't even ANY kind of bookmark editor.
I'm looking forward for new versions but i'm staying with Firefox.
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 09:57:01 PM »
But I must admit... it's very very fast...
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 10:19:50 PM »

gonna try it and see how it compares to firefox and such
hope my computer doesn't turn into googleware ;D
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