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View Poll Results: Internet Browsers - what do you use?
Internet Explorer 110 16.03%
Netscape 4 0.58%
Mozilla Firefox 353 51.46%
Opera 61 8.89%
Apple Safari 22 3.21%
The new kid on the block, Chrome from Google 119 17.35%
Any other?? Please specify 17 2.48%
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Old 3rd September 2008, 14:14   #226
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I have used IE7 / IE8 / FF3 / Safari - and now am on Chrome. Chrome looks sleek and good, though I do have the apprehensions about Google "tracking" me. But what the hell, I have been on GMail and GTalk for a while, and Google is my search engine too - am not concerned all that much!

I have just one item in my wish-list though: The Activity window from Safari!

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Old 3rd September 2008, 14:20   #227
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Windows Media Player plugin is not working. So some websites using WMP are not working. Also I feel Chrome is not as fast as Firefox 3.

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I tried whatismyip.com, and my IP address was same in both firefox and chrome, so google routing traffic through google servers may not be true.
Moreover its going to be a security risk for google if thats done.
For example lets say somebody uses webmail to put a bomb thread.
Authorities ask for IP. Its going to be google server in SFO.
So additional headache for google to maintain more IP logs
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"tiddlywiki" that I use for making notes for my exam preparation works very well with chrome.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 15:53   #230
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another thing came to my mind.
This browser is open source, and is coming for linux too soon. That means sooner or later the entire code will be examined in the minutest detail, and you will have "Freedom" versions on the net which don't talk to google at all, and ensure utmost privacy etc.,
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thanks to this thread i downloaded chrome and now i'm loving it... since someone mentioned here that the whole browsing process is routed through googles servers therefore the speed. Does this mean this browser would be able to bypass firewalls?

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I tried whatismyip.com, and my IP address was same in both firefox and chrome, so google routing traffic through google servers may not be true.
Moreover its going to be a security risk for google if thats done.
tanveer even the privacy document on chrome doesn't say much (although i didn't read the whole thing) about the "google server route" Plus the "incognito mode" is safe enough i beleive

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I think the only plus point in Chrome's favor is the look and feel of gtalk - minimal.
Rest like keeping tabs as separate processes on windows, and the tracking window where you can check the internet traffic and ram being used by each window is something that is more academic.

Opera still rules IMO feature wise.
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I like the details I get from its tools. But one question. When I check the "stat for nerds" I see that there is a line for IE. I dont even run IE. Why is it? Does it mean it uses some process of IE internally?
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I like the details I get from its tools. But one question. When I check the "stat for nerds" I see that there is a line for IE. I dont even run IE. Why is it? Does it mean it uses some process of IE internally?
Check your Task Manager - Windows Task manager - to see if IE is running (under the process tab).

BTW, you have "successfully" disclosed your GMail ID!!
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I tried whatismyip.com, and my IP address was same in both firefox and chrome, so google routing traffic through google servers may not be true.
Moreover its going to be a security risk for google if thats done.
For example lets say somebody uses webmail to put a bomb thread.
Authorities ask for IP. Its going to be google server in SFO.
So additional headache for google to maintain more IP logs
Google routing page requests through their servers is TRUE, at least for the google Web Accerator plug in for IE. When you install that, google insists the you read the terms and conditions very well, and they say it is not the usual blah blah stuff. Upon reading, they mention that they actually use google's own servers to make the traffic faster. I don't know if that is the case for Chrome, looke like it isn't.
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"tiddlywiki" that I use for making notes for my exam preparation works very well with chrome.
scratch that!
tiddlywiki doesnt work with chrome.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 18:56   #237
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Just installed and started using Chrome after IE crashed on my laptop!

One thing that stands out is the availability of space / viewing area and also the 'open in new tab' is the first option when you right click a link - good! :-)
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Wont work with XP with SP1 :(
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Wont work with XP with SP1 :(
Get SP2 installed. Works like a charm.
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Wont work with XP with SP1 :(
Comon man update to SP2 atleaset we would not be able to support you if you call us at microsoft
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