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  1. vasa1

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    That's quite interesting. I think Chrome's simplicity is a lot of its appeal. Plus as a whole, its extensions are reliable & easy to install & uninstall. It can still break pages that Firefox doesn't though. Plus, some form of well developed extension similar to NoScript would be an advantage. To be honest though, most of the people I know personally are an almost 50/50 split on the matter. It seems to me that about half use Firefox & the other half swear by Chrome. The default browser on my desktop is Chrome (it would have been Iron but for Iron's slight instability problems) but Firefox 4 is now the default on my notebook.

    I remember first downloading Firefox #2 & thinking it was the dog's bollocks, I was converted instantly & have never really gone back to using IE. However, Firefox #3 was a bit problematical for me & I started to look at other browsers, SeaMonkey particularly impressed me, although it goes through phases of breaking my mail & other things, I tried Opera for a while (:mad: ) & the excellent but slightly dated in some respects K-Meleon but it was SRWare Iron that I found I was using the most. Unfortunately it was always having some problems. When Google stopped a lot of the tracking stuff I tried Chrome.

    The great thing at the moment is that there is so much really good freeware choice, Open Source or proprietary.
     
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    I actually just saw an ad on TV in the US about Chrome - they are putting some effort behind establishing its brand and it does appear to be working quite well.
     
  4. vasa1

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    I'm keeping both Firefox and Chrome current though I'll mostly be using Firefox. That's because I rate usability and customization highly. My security needs are taken care outside of the browser.
     
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    I am just slow or has Chrome just updated (11.0.696.65) today?
     
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    Interesting. I'm trying to like Chrome, but it has some quirks that I just don't have with Firefox. That said, I've uninstalled Chrome.
     
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    same here went back to ff4..
     
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    Other than lack of certain extensions, what do people not like about chrome?

    The biggest annoyance I had was a new tab didn't bring up the home page, but I simply found a "new tab" extension that fixed that.
     
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    Easy one for me. Can't stop auto updating (AFAIK). I run my browser, it doesn't run me! ;)
     
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    While I won't/don't run Chrome, I have messed a bit with Iron Portable. I assume the settings in Iron v 11 are similar to Chrome 11. I just set the Script settings as shown and manage the white list manually. Very similar to NoScript IMO...
     

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    It looks and behaves like a toy.
    There's something childish about it, in my opinion.
    And some aspects could do with more control.
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    My language version isn't and weren't properly translated, having bits of English sentences.

    I actually provided a proper translation for what I could spot and they did change all the way up, from Chromium to Chrome.

    There are some parts still in English.

    This makes it look unprofessional and awkward. That said, I use Chromium. :)
     
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    That was also my reaction when I began to use it as my default browser, back in October 2010. But I am still using it, several hours a day, and have no plans to change.
     
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    i know it's a nuisance but that can be disabled.

    or even better for me is just to use a portable version.
    or Chromium. :)
     
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    Easily the level of customization. Can you easily change Chrome's interface? Can you tweak it to the level of about:config? The Firefox extensions tend to be better and more fully-featured as well.

    As for the market share, I'm a bit surprised. Chrome does deserve it though.
     
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    I often do this with Iron/Chrome, but sometimes it gets a bit annoying. Plus the extensions won't work with the JS off. There is NotScripts, but as an extension, it tends to work far better in Opera.
     
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    In the last 5 years I've tried many browsers for long periods, Opera first and then Firefox. I've had Chrome since Google first launched it. They are all excellent (I'm not a geek therefore I can't tell much technically about them) but Chrome always felt right on all my notebooks, speed and security being the most notable features I appreciate about it.

    Breaking the 20% market share, for such a young browser is certainly remarkable, the question is now will it manage one day to challenge MS IE?
     
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    Google advertises Chrome very aggressively. There are ads on a lot of popular websites and it comes with some popular software.
     
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    I have made switch to Google Chrome since version 6 from Firefox (was user since version 2). Google Chrome speed, security, simplicity, and huge gallery of extensions/themes are impressive features for me. I think it deserves good market share :)
     
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    I remember some ads featuring The Rolling Stones and Jerry Seinfeld.
     
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    +1. :thumb:
     
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    Not unless it is bundled with Windows. Of course, when the Google OS is released Chrome will almost certainly be its default browser. Well, I think Google had plans to release a freeware operating system, I haven't heard much about it for a while.
     
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    This site is quite decent about covering all things Google, including the OS.
     
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