Chrome in the wild

by Volker Weber

Showing up in my logs:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.14

Comments

Superslim, superfast. I like the style and ease of use. No problems at all after 1 hr or so (WinXP). But I am not talking about data mining / collecting ...

Stephan Perthes, 2008-09-02

Impressed so far. And I didn't expect to be...

Chris Linfoot, 2008-09-02

Right there,
my "Kinnlade" falls down...

- Cool UI (extremly cool since its still in 0.2 dev stage)

- Extremely fast - even with a bunch of tabs open
(vowe.net never opened that quick in my browser so far -
so multithreading seems to pay off...)

- no crash so far

- Waiting for 0.3 ;-)

Eric Bredtmann, 2008-09-03

No Mac version. :(

So far, anyway.

Rob McDonagh, 2008-09-03

No RSS capability? Never could get used to Google Reader or a separate app, but having RSS in my bookmark toolbar is a habit I can't give up.

Arthur Fontaine, 2008-09-03

Starts up much faster than anything else, loads pages significantly faster than Firefox 3.1 or Safari 4. Very minimalist interface that is growing on me. Fluid and responsive while using Google apps. Almost makes Windows bearable.

A joy so far.

David Richardson, 2008-09-03

hang on facebook several times. very fast.

Lukas Praml, 2008-09-03

Pro:
- much faster than IE7 & Firefox.
- nice UI (personal opinion)
- based on webkit!!! no new render engine to take care of! :-)
- Flash enabled! :-)

Con:
- privacy?

Interesting:
- "In the long term, we think of Chromium as a tabbed window manager or shell for the web rather than a browser application. We avoid putting things into our UI in the same way you would hope that Apple and Microsoft would avoid putting things into the standard window frames of applications on their operating systems."
That's probably why chrome does not use the the OS' standard buttons, textfields and such.
- "text-shadow" property is missing
- @font-face { font-family: FontName; src: url('FontName.otf|ttf') } does not work
- "border-radius" ist not antialiased

After all: It looks promising.

Martin Christian Kautz, 2008-09-03

Adblock, Adblock, Adblock.

Wow it's jarring to see some of the crap still out there. 1996 called and they want their graphics back ;->

Arthur Fontaine, 2008-09-03

am I the only one who doesn't _need_ a new browser?

i'm just fine with FF3, Adblock Plus & PicLens.

ok - no privacy mode (FF cleans its cache&history every shutdown)
ok - no cool UI (FF could do that with Themes - who really uses them? i don't)

but I use enough Google Services everyday - don't want to give them the rest (if there is any) of my "online life" as chrome-log.

Samuel Orsenne, 2008-09-03

@Arthur: Try Privoxy?

David Richardson, 2008-09-03

So, using Chrome assigns the copyright to Google of anything I post to the web? I think I'll skip installing this, and others might want to rethink their use of Chrome.

Andy Mell, 2008-09-03

@Andy: not just posting up - "submitting, posting or displaying" is all covered.

It seems to say that Google declare ownership of any page anywhere on the world wide web that is visited by any user of Chrome, ever....

Nice trick if you can do it.

Nick Daisley, 2008-09-03

@Samuel - Its more than just themes...read the comic...its long but there are some pretty compelling reasons detailed in there that make it worth checking out.

Now if only I could download a single file to install - the current install doesn't work behind a proxy so I can't play at work :(

Colin Williams, 2008-09-03

Google obviously has changed its EULA in the meantime and removed that license stuff:

"11. Content license from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."

Oliver Regelmann, 2008-09-03

Thanks David, haven't tried Privoxy since the old Junkbuster days. It seems to work nicely. I discovered that it needs to be set in the OS however, as unlike FF, Chrome doesn't have an application-level proxy setting.

Arthur Fontaine, 2008-09-04

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