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post #31 of 52
Just a word of caution, since I know most people don't actually read the Terms of Agreement. This is included:

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By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.

You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
While that protects them against copyright issues, it also gives them the license to use any of your intellectual property, including your own personal photographs, in any way it sees fit. I don't think the likelihood of that happening is terribly great, but especially for those semi-pro or professional photographers, I would hate to see someone have their images lifted by a Corporation with no recourse to get them back because of a terms of agreement that was absentmindedly clicked when installing a browser.

As far as I know, Google is the only one who has a clause like that, most likely because of their search engine and online presence.
post #32 of 52
I've noticed since I installed it my Java is not working properly.
post #33 of 52
It was on the news today.
They were saying how fast it is.
I will download it this week.
I have firefox also and ie.
Ie always crashes.
i am on my Mac now.
post #34 of 52
I've been seeing all sorts of criticism this week on German computer websites and in the press about how insecure the browser is. I think I'll wait a while before using it.
post #35 of 52
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By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.

You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.


No, thanks. I'll stick with IE!
post #36 of 52
I've just been trying it out, and it's much slower on my notebook than Firefox, so I'm definitely going to pass for the time being.
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Just a word of caution, since I know most people don't actually read the Terms of Agreement. This is included:



While that protects them against copyright issues, it also gives them the license to use any of your intellectual property, including your own personal photographs, in any way it sees fit. I don't think the likelihood of that happening is terribly great, but especially for those semi-pro or professional photographers, I would hate to see someone have their images lifted by a Corporation with no recourse to get them back because of a terms of agreement that was absentmindedly clicked when installing a browser.

As far as I know, Google is the only one who has a clause like that, most likely because of their search engine and online presence.
They shouldn't have included that - it's applicable for other products, but not Chrome. It's since been updated to say:

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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.
post #38 of 52
I've been playing with it and it seems to me to share a lot in look and feel and its features with Safari. It seems to work pretty well for me, and its page rendering speed is quite impressive. However, I think I prefer a browswer with more options and ways that I can customize its settings, and Chrome is the way it is and if you don't like it, there's not much you can do about it. At this point. I'd imagine that plug-ins and skins will be coming out for it. It's a nice browser but certainly not anything all that new. I'm guessing they have a bunch of Mac people on their Chrome development team.
post #39 of 52
I've been very impressed with Chrome. It has a long way to go before it will be widely excepted but I like the direction it is going. I think web based apps are the way of the future and Google is leading the pack.

Way to go Google!!!!

Edit - I love that I can create desktop launchers for my favorite websites. I use Google spreadsheets for tracking my investments and now I have a desktop icon that gives me one click access to that page without having to open a browser. I also have a desktop icon for accessing TCS. Great stuff!

Note to Google - Hurry up with the Linux version!!!
post #40 of 52
The NPR tech guru pointed out that, rather than being a completely "new" browser, it actually has a lot from Safari. I'll be honest; I've started it up a couple of times and I haven't been able to get started on it. I have more time today, so I'll try it out.

But I probably won't abandon Firefox:

FireFox

It's less of a memory hog than IE, it's faster, more secure, and has a lot of nifty add-ons. My favorite is a downloader that lets you download flash videos (such as YouTube videos) quickly and easily. Try that with anything else. It also has a spell checker whenever you type, if you turn it on.

Of course, I think the Google browser will soon have those plug-ins, too.
post #41 of 52
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The NPR tech guru pointed out that, rather than being a completely "new" browser, it actually has a lot from Safari.
They freely admit that part of what they have done is bring together the best features from other browsers. I think what it is that makes Chrome unique will become clear over time.

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Of course, I think the Google browser will soon have those plug-ins, too.
Yeah, remember what is available now is an early release (I don't remember if it is beta or not.)

If you haven't already read this, you might find it of interest:

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/why.html?hl=en

Edit - I just confirmed it is indeed a beta release.
post #42 of 52
I think I will wait a while before thinking about switching over, we downloaded it at work and also had Java problems in all browsers and had to get IT to come and fix it for us again because Java wouldn't reinstall at all.

Besides, I can't live without my addons
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
The NPR tech guru pointed out that, rather than being a completely "new" browser, it actually has a lot from Safari. .
Ah, well, thanks!! I thought it might, not just from a similar look and feel, but because it misrendered a glitch on one of my pages exactly the same way Safari did.
post #44 of 52
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Besides, I can't live without my addons
Yep, I won't use it until it has a cats theme for the browser
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by mschauer View Post
They freely admit that part of what they have done is bring together the best features from other browsers. I think what it is that makes Chrome unique will become clear over time.



Yeah, remember what is available now is an early release (I don't remember if it is beta or not.)

If you haven't already read this, you might find it of interest:

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/why.html?hl=en

Edit - I just confirmed it is indeed a beta release.
I don't think Google has a single product out that isn't Beta. Seriously. Gmail, maps, office apps, all beta.

Heck up until this year the search engine still showed beta
post #46 of 52
I love FireFox and all it's add-ons - in fact, I am surprised how many people actually still use IE.

But I also love a lot of things from Google - I recently downloaded Picasa as a picture manager and it was tons-times faster than my Kodak program. It even prompted me to start using Blogger which of course is Google.

My interest is piqued with their new browser, but I think I will wait til the beta has been fully tested and tweaked.

Thanks Sarah for the heads up. I cant wait til they have it all decked out!
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Yep, I won't use it until it has a cats theme for the browser
That is why I stopped using FF3 for a while - can't live without my blue cats theme
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
I don't think Google has a single product out that isn't Beta. Seriously. Gmail, maps, office apps, all beta.

Heck up until this year the search engine still showed beta
I hadn't noticed that! Maps doesn't appear to be beta but gmail and web docs are.

Anyway, the point is that Chrome is brand spanking new. In my opinion it is already an impressive app. I'm a proponent of web based apps and that is something Chrome is designed to handle well.

I'm using it exclusively on my Windows machines at home and can't wait for the Linux version so I can use it at work.
post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
I love FireFox and all it's add-ons - in fact, I am surprised how many people actually still use IE.

But I also love a lot of things from Google - I recently downloaded Picasa as a picture manager and it was tons-times faster than my Kodak program.
An even faster and more elegant program is Irfanview.

http://www.irfanview.com

There are some programs that get so much development that they are eternally in beta.

I used Chrome a little yesterday. It has some nice features, but man, is it hard to get to your bookmarks.
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
That is why I stopped using FF3 for a while - can't live without my blue cats theme
That's odd. I never lost it, and I've been updating to each new English version/update as it comes out.

I definitely don't want to do without my add-ons, and there's now a warning from a federal office about security issues with the German version of Chrome.
post #51 of 52
I started using FF3 when it first came out in Feb or March and it had hardly any skins, the green version of the cats one came out a little before the blue one too, so I used that for a bit but it was at least a month after they launched FF3
post #52 of 52
Security issues? What? Is Google taking after Microsoft and releasing a beta product so that the users can find the flaws in the program for them to take years and years and service packs and service packs to fix? Then when it's finally a fairly stable product they start it all over again?

Hmmmmm.....sounds much like Windows, Office, etc. etc.

I sure hope Google does it the Google way, not the Microsoft way.
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