Google Chrome - I am in your browser, threading your processes.

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  1. glasnt

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    Google has announced (finally) the gBrowser - called Google Chrome

    They have released a comic explanation of the product which is viewable here - http://blogoscoped.com/google-chrome/

    Threading in a browser :D

    Basically, they are taking the best ideas from other browsers (tabbed browsing, speed dial etc) and adding in the Google Threading/Multiprocessing way of thinking to make a fast stable secure browser.

    I'm excited.
     
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  2. stablez

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    A good advantage to who'm can use it for it's purpose.
    Good point out glasnt:mad:
     
  3. SuiCid3

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    Once this is released, all the anti-Google/anti-monopoly/anti-omg-new-wonderful-technology/omg-they're-taking-over-the-world people will be up in arms proclaiming Google is going to take over the world and nothing of ours will be sacred.

    I, for one, will welcome this. Google has done nothing but made every day tasks that much easier for me. :)
     
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    Sounds interesting... ill give it a shot
     
  6. holdennutta

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    Assuming there is a mac version; I'll immediately give it a try too!

    I love the username Dctrhrrble on the first page of the comic :p

    Edit: Okay, read the official blog - no Mac version just yet :( Oh well, it'll go on the windows boxes!
     
  7. elvis

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    Google are well known for their support of a wide variety of platforms based on open standards.

    Chrome uses WebKit, which itself is an extension of KHTML, and all open source (LGPL). It's the same technologies that Apple Safari's rendering engine is built on.

    It's also the basis for the browser engine built into Android (Google's new mobile platform), and I would say it's highly likely that Windows, Mac and Linux will all see desktop releases, as well as a host of mobile platforms after that.

    Of the currently available browsers, Firefox is the only one I can stand (and even that's pushing it). It won't be hard for Google to win my loyalty, as long as the product performs well, adheres to well defined standards, and is secure. A combination of features that seems to elude all of the modern browsers, open source or otherwise.

    I'm a little annoyed by the name however. Chrome in reference to browsers already refers to the URL handling for the XUL scripting language in Firefox. It's not the first time there's been a name overlap in the open source world of course, and some simple checking and politeness would have been nice.
     
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  8. Ashpool

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    Well I for one will be keen to give it a go. Being able to control process's via tabs in a browser will be great. I hate it in ie when one tab goes haywire you need to bring the whole appication down!
     
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    Ditto for Firefox. Sitting on a dual or quad machine, hitting a badly coded flash or javascript page, seeing 100% of only one core max out and the whole app dies, taking all your tabs/windows with it. Very frustrating.

    Hopefully this will push other browser makers to get their fingers out and improve their own code.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'd be happy to give it a go, at least.
     
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    Yup, that's what I based my assumption on :)
     
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    I, for one, welcome our google overlords.

    I signed up for their hosted services so I don't have to run my own mail server anymore. I really don't have any issues with google owning all my mail... it's mostly porn spam anyway...

    I like that someone is trying to inovate the internet and how people use it. I also like that its not apple or microsoft doing it ;)
     
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    The internet will be complete when you can browse google with your google browser in your google OS :p

    I like the idea of separate processes in separate tabs though. That's something that annoys me with Firefox - when you open a tab with heavy flash or whatever and it lags the whole browser for a few seconds.
     
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    Yay, I will be able to look at Car Sales website without it crashing my whole IE/Firefox all the time..

    :)

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  16. elvis

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    I don't get these folks. The fact is it's an opt-in system. Don't like Google? Then use any of the other competitors in the market for any of the products on offer. Think GMail is evil? Then use your ISP's provided email. How hard is it?

    Similarly all these people with privacy concerns up in arms about their data being indexed: newsflash morons: stop posting all your personal details on Facebook! Sheesh.

    Want privacy? Act privately.
     
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    This is how I'm always trying to explain things.

    If you don't want to be bitten by a tiger, stop hanging around zoos.
     
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    Haha yes, I have the same problem, mainly with Firefox (which crashes every time when you go to the site).
     
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    looks great! im reading the goofy comic now
     
  20. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    It will be interesting to see what they've come up with, i just hope its not in beta for the rest of its life.
     

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