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Well as Phill pointed out, it has that nice feature of not bringing down your whole browser if there is a problem with a webpage. I also like the UI very much after just using it for a hour or so, no wasted space, and see much more of the webpage by default. Its also nice and speedy rendering pages.

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Here is my two cents on Google chrome as a web developer. I'm in love with what they're doing. They've basically said "Look, the web has evolved, but the browser hasn't". They've redesigned everything and started from the ground up and built it around what the web is today. It was built with applications in mind, each tab is its own process, so if one web app crashes, the rest of the browser is fine, similar to how OS X works. They've used webkit, a great rendering engine, same that Safari uses so web pages load fast, and standard compliant. The UI is minimalistic, and is typically Google to just get out the way of things, and let you get on with what you want to do. Google don't care if this thing is a 'flop', they've even said that themselves, what they're trying to do is evolve the web, which is why they've made the entire project open source, so other browsers such as Firefox can take these ideas and run with them. It's to Googles advantage to keep the web evolving, they're a web based company after all, and they want to push web applications to their limits. This all makes perfect sense.

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I don't see what Google are trying to achieve, its a nice clean interface however it has no real differentiation between firefox, or any other *decent* browser..But as they said, they're not looking for competition - just an alternative. I only think its going to be popular because its got less clutter and simply because Google (a household name when it comes to internet) manufactured it.

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I completely disagree. Firstly Google are trying to achieve what everyone else has failed at doing, evolve the web browser to catch up with what we expect from the web today. It's the only browser I know of that has made me think 'why has no one else thought of this?'. It seems such an obvious thought to make each tab unaffected by another one, yet the most elegant and clear solution has remained the most illusive all this time. Not only does this give stability, but also security. For years now it's been an issue with malicious web pages able to extract information from other session, or cookies from other sites, such as emails and passwords. But now that's not a problem, because Chrome blocks that from happening, each tab is in its own little world, unaffected by any other actions. So just that alone makes it have a lot of real difference from other browsers out there today. Yes the design is minimalistic, but that's not what this project is about, its about pushing the browser forward. Ask any web designer what the most frustrating and limiting thing is in web design, and they'll tell you making your sites work consistently in all browsers. The amount of times I have been reduced to sheer rage at the fact that something will work in one browser, but not an another, I can't even remember how many times. And this is what Google is trying to address, using a rock solid engine, which is W3C standardized, so you follow one set of rules, and you KNOW it'll work across the board.I could ramble on a lot more about why this is great, such as the fact it's one step closer to 'cloud computing'. It's clear Google has its eyes set on eventually replacing desktop applications as we know, it's already done it with email (Gmail), and it's trying now with Google Docs, etc. Applications and Javascript run a lot more fast. It handles memory A LOT more efficiently. One problem with FireFox and Safari is the fact that when you open loads of tabs, and then close them again, the ram hasn't been recycled back into the system, its just sitting there, not being used, and won't go back into the cycle until the program has been closed (known as a memory leak).I think this is one massive win for the internet as a whole.

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Whos tried out porn mode :D!Going incognito doesn't affect the behaviour of other people, servers or software. Be wary of:Websites that collect or share information about youInternet service providers or employers that track the pages that you visitMalicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileysSurveillance by secret agentsPeople standing behind youLol :D

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No, I read the whole cartoon. The way that is fixes the Fire fox memory leaks is amazing...I want to get the Google phone when it comes out for sure, but I seriously think they should make a media player, that is compatible with iPods, and standard MP3 Players, doesn't use lots of memory, can store all my songs how I want, with album art, and just works, not with all the fuss iTunes and WMP give.Possible?

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No, I read the whole cartoon. The way that is fixes the Fire fox memory leaks is amazing...I want to get the Google phone when it comes out for sure, but I seriously think they should make a media player, that is compatible with iPods, and standard MP3 Players, doesn't use lots of memory, can store all my songs how I want, with album art, and just works, not with all the fuss iTunes and WMP give.Possible?

Google aren't making a phone, they're making Android, the software for a phone in a partnerships with other companies. Google is a search company, their primary goal is to "organize all of the worlds data, and do no evil", that is there mission statement. Branching out into the phone software market is a clever move, as it means close integration with their Google Docs, Gmail, Google Search, Google Calender, Google anything. People then use these tools online, see more Google products, use Google search, see the sponsored links, click, Google gets more money. They're not gonna do an mp3 player purely for the fact it doesn't tick the boxes for integration with their existing products. Everything Google do is for their benefit, and they have to do it to survive as a successfully company. Recently net neutrality became a big cause for concern for Google, as restricting access and speeds of websites affects their business models, so it's in their best interest to protect that neutrality, which is why soon they'll be offering tools to alert the consumer if there ISP is throttling them (I believe it'll built into Chrome, actually). Google for the past 7 years has been buying miles and miles of copper cable, and recently announced that they'll be laying an underwater cable between Japan and the US, to me it sounds like there 'insurance plan', if net neutrality goes belly up. They do it to protect themselves. Google, whilst it does all of this for its own benefit, I think they're a majorly important part of the world today, they create drive and competition, which only pushes them and the competition to create even better products. So I think Chrome, Android, and all these new Google ventures are a step forward and a big push, the internet, the phone market and technology in general needs, which is why I'm so excited about it all.
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I have no requirement for Google Chrome. Opera for the winnings.

Was the same, until opera suddenly could not connect to the internet at all, even after multiple like.. reconfigurations with the firewall and opera itself. Its dead. Which is uber annoying, I used the click for website thing all the bloody time.
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