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  1.  (3483.1)
    I'm using it right now (white Chapel works! Yay.) and It's very much in the spirit of Google-Talk simplicity with power. Loved it.

    For me, it's only missing: Flash Blocker and Skins to be use-able (don't know how long I'll stand the blue look..)

    Oh, it has a built in spellchecker, meaning we will understand 30% more of the internets?

    http://www.google.com/chrome

    (warning: 400k is a lie, it's self downloader.)
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      CommentAuthorjesseraub
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    It's interesting, but until there are add-ons, it won't really be functional for me. I rely way too heavily on Foxmarks in order to be able to edit for the 4 publications I do between work and home.
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    Hum, more downsides:
    - No notes like opera does. (Can't live without me notes!!)
    - Doesn't seem to have option to organize bookmarks.
    - Closes if you close all tabs! it messes with my closing-tab-compulsion..

    Also, it doesn't have a search box, gotta get used to type stuff in the address bar.

    But! upside:
    Incognito Windows .. windows without history/cache/cookies .. for paranoids and everyone else (porn users.)
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008 edited
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    I'm using it now too. I'm mostly very happy. I like how it manages tabs, and of course all the technical improvements (yay garbage collecting and Javascript VM). The fact that it highlights clearly which element of a form currently has focus is quite awesome. The standards compliance is making me giddy, and the speed at which pages are loading is very, very nice. The incognito features are also awesome.

    Critiquing a BETA always seems a little futile to me, so I'll keep it short. All my critiques seem to center around the tab view page thing that it defaults to as a home page (probably just me being stuck in my ways, but I have my homepage set to what it is for a reason). The option to change this is there, but does not seem to take when you open a new tab. May be a bug, may be a feature. Hoping it's the former.


    - Doesn't seem to have option to organize bookmarks.


    Edit: I actually can kinda get it to work, and it's a little more intuitive than Firefox is after the fact of adding the bookmark.

    Edit 2: Missed the option. Nothing to see here
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    Screenshots of WC and warrenellis.com in Chrome, plz?
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    Screenshots of WC and warrenellis.com in Chrome, plz?

    here
    here2
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    WhiteChapel in Chrome

    warrenellis.com in Chrome
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    I just wish I could download it.

    And yes, I went to the Pirate Bay but they only have a German version available.
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    Official Build 1583
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13

    seems to work fine; will take some time to become a fan. first use blush is - this is ok.
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      CommentAuthorCamMc
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    I cant get it to display any pages for no rationally explicable reason.
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    Since they claim it's open-source/DIY etc.. I suppose there will be addons, but I wonder if it's "flexible" enough to allow enthusiasts to code in a skin system and all the stuff we need.. (at least changing the color blue.. )
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      CommentAuthoraike
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    It works, but is very sticky when it comes to video/media playback. Has a tendency to freeze up for a few seconds and ponder the meaning of life. Otherwise it runs well, is simple and elegant. Nice and fast with some websites, in particular. And hey, it's beta....
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    Screenshots--whatever you see will basically be what you'd see in Safari as it's using webkit to render.

    But gods it's blazingfast.

    Runs faster than the OS for new windows/etc.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    I'm running it but feeling slightly queasy as I do.
    Paranoia ain't gonna subside until I see the buglists completely free of memleak bugs. Friendly comic or no, the design decision to make the end-user a garbage collector by giving us a screen showing us the resources each process is using isn't encouraging. It kind of indicates to me that it's targetting power users which is surprising. Similarly, I thought the comic had a misprint replacing the word threads with processes. But no. Still, I'm a happy managed code fan who doesnt want to have to deal with the pain (\cyber arse eels) that C \ C++ could inflict (and which I've no doubt the Chrome engineers have already felt), so I'm happy to be proven wrong if they can pull it off. Only trouble is that no code is bug free. I just hope for Chrome's sake that whatever bugs they don't spot and fix, they aren't exploitable or incapacitating.
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    Ok, was fiddling with a bunch of geek friends. It has skin support built in (the basic skin is a separated DLL.) so apparently it will be possible to get rid of the piece-of-sky-injected-in-your-iris color thing. Eventually.

    But apparently there's no built-in system for add-ons, loading/unloading them..etc.. so that may be user-written (which takes a while to work out as a standard.) .. so expect patches for it .. or stand-alone modified versions.
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      CommentAuthorEcksearoh
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    If you are having rendering issues with java centric pages, follow these instructions. I'm having way too much fun geeking out on code forums over the rendering speed of this little baby, and what seems to be going on under the hood. I just need plugins, especially ubiquity (a command line for firefox) and weave (cloud storage and synching of your bookmarks).
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    Wasn't the release of this moved forward because the comic leaked?

    I think I'll wait to see what the finished product looks like before making any final decisions.
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    I like except no AdBlock Plus...it's amazing how websites look with ads.
    • CommentAuthorfmiller
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    I like Chrome, can't say i love it yet.
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      CommentAuthoralbill
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2008
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    Why bother? I have Firefox and I don't trust Google in the slightest.