Google's (awesome) new ad for Chrome

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    May 05, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I switched a couple months ago and I'm pretty happy with it because of the speed relative to firefox and IE - the stability is a pretty nice advantage as well but this new ad is pretty genius / rube goldberg-esque:

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    May 05, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    I may try it once it gets add-ons like ad-block, etc.
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    May 05, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI may try it once it gets add-ons like ad-block, etc.


    You're in luck - here's a recent link to essential chrome extensions:
    http://sixrevisions.com/tools/the-only-5-google-chrome-extensions-you-need/

    First one in the list: Adblock -

    AdBlock removes advertisements on web pages. The extension is configurable and can even selectively block just certain advertisements on a website that you visit with its blacklisting wizard interface. The extension is open source (released under the GNU General Public License), very optimized, and well supported—the developer, who goes by Michael, dropped to a part-time job just to develop and support the extension. If you’re looking for even more ad blockage action, also check out FlashBlock.

    Yeah, the extensions were the first things that I checked before I switched. Here's the full list of chrome extensions - https://chrome.google.com/extensions.
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    May 05, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    I saw that video earlier today, it is really terrific. The browser, not so much.
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    May 05, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    I downloaded it a couple of days ago and love it. I have a 5 year old Gateway laptop that I was thinking of replacing because it can sometimes be quite slow. This Google Chrome goes at lighting speeds even on my old thing and when I downloaded it, it also downloaded all of my settings and add ons and bookmarks from Firefox.
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    May 05, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    SWEET commercial! I love chrome.
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    May 05, 2010 9:05 PM GMT
    chrome's great, i've been using it for about four or five months now. i don't really care about extensions anymore (not to mention that they're part of the reason ff got so bloated and slow in comparison). the only thing i'd wish for is something that matches the debugging capabilities of firebug.
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    May 06, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    I'm happy with Chrome, even i it gets crashy.
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    May 06, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Google Chrome: fastest shit ever, but that's about it.

    I still love it though, and sweet commercial.
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    May 06, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    I still prefer Firefox with a number extensions as my primary browser, but I do have Chrome installed, and I specifically keep it free of extensions because I mostly use it to view sites that don't work right due to Adblock (some embedded videos won't play if the browser won't allow ads.)
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    May 06, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    Chrome rocks...hands down! RIP Firefox /Outlookicon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    I just tried Chrome, only for about a day or so. I still prefer Firefox.
  • ickymuffin

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    May 06, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    I like Chrome too. It crashes way less that firefox does on my Mac. Though it did take me forever to figure out you could just type your search words in the URL bar.
  • HOTWEILLER

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    May 08, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    i prefer OPERA.
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    May 08, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    Ditto,
    I prefer Opera, anytime, anyday.
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    May 08, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    A Firefox to Chrome convert here! Quite recently, too. And never looking back!
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    May 09, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    Tom_Tom saidA Firefox to Chrome convert here! Quite recently, too. And never looking back!

    Hey! Me too. What do you know?icon_cool.gif
  • Android17

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    May 09, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    TrowelMonger said
    Tom_Tom saidA Firefox to Chrome convert here! Quite recently, too. And never looking back!

    Hey! Me too. What do you know?icon_cool.gif

    Same here icon_cool.gif
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    May 09, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    My number 1 is Chrome!!
    2- Explorer
    3- firefox
    4- Safari .... Has an imagen problem if you ask me

    and never tried opera so I cant say anything about it
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    May 09, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI may try it once it gets add-ons like ad-block, etc.


    THIS
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    May 10, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Chrome is nice. It does render pages quickly.

    All Google has to do to get me to switch is add decent control over configuration, and the kind of hyper-fast navigation shortcuts Opera has had for about 8 years now. Google has the benefit of jumping in late and taking all the other innovations of the industry and adapting it to a more efficient codebase. Let's check back in 3 years when they've had to adapt to a billion different users the way Firefox, MSIE, Opera, and Safari have had to do.

    I guess everyone values something different, but the vast majority of my personal and professional use of the Internet is for research and database information aggregation. I browse non-linearly in the extreme. Opera is the only browser on the market that allows me to load, read, control (via my choice of mouse, keyboard and voice), reload, fast switch, automatically execute "Next Page" commands in most search results (including Google search, which even Google's own browser doesn't do), cache EVERY view of EVERY page so flipping back/forward in your current history is a .0001 second mouse flick instead of finding and clicking a back button and waiting for the page to re-render, which also means this message I'm typing right now, I can click a link to go forward to another thread and check something I vaguely remember, then flick immediately back here, then back up two or three pages to check a previous comment in this thread, then flick quickly back here, and all this big long paragraph I've already typed in the comment text box is PRESERVED the entire time, waiting for me to finish my other business and come back to click the "Submit" button.

    Whenever another browser does all that, come find me. Look for the guy nonchalantly reading 12 completely different websites and discussion threads simultaneously with Opera.

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    May 11, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    Aznewbie said
    paulflexes saidI may try it once it gets add-ons like ad-block, etc.


    THIS


    It already has them: icon_smile.gif

    https://chrome.google.com/extensions
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    May 11, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    Android17 said
    TrowelMonger said
    Tom_Tom saidA Firefox to Chrome convert here! Quite recently, too. And never looking back!

    Hey! Me too. What do you know?icon_cool.gif

    Same here icon_cool.gif


    OMG! You use Chrome too! You're becoming sexier and sexier by the minute! icon_cool.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    May 11, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    I'm anxious to see the comparisons of all the newest browsers.
    Chrome
    Firefox 4
    IE9

    Each one is said to have speed improvments.
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    May 28, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    Amusingly... an Opera parody - Opera is apparently also faster than a potato: