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Windows 7: So who is using Chrome?

29 Apr 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
So who is using Chrome?

Ive just made Chrome by default browser. Ive been testing various browsers recently including avant, maxthon, opera and of course firefox. I have to say that chrome is pretty fast on here. Im using the 2.0.172.8 build.

I dont need to worry about adverts either as Ive set up an ad filtering proxy on my shell account.
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29 Apr 2009   #2
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

I don't

Lack of addfilter
Lack of mouse gesture
Lack of customisation

I Stay with Maxthon
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29 Apr 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

well for me ads are filtered by my proxy.
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29 Apr 2009   #4
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I dont need to worry about adverts either as Ive set up an ad filtering proxy on my shell account.
So in order to replicate one of FF many features, you have to go through a proxy, hence removing any speed benefits you might get. Pfft.
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29 Apr 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

nope, no speed loss, pages still load the same. The proxy is one ive compiled myself on my linux shell which is in the same country as me.
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29 Apr 2009   #6
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Still an extra hop isn't it? It'll add quite a few ms to response times at least.
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29 Apr 2009   #7
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
nope, no speed loss, pages still load the same. The proxy is one ive compiled myself on my linux shell which is in the same country as me.

You may have speed loss... maybe not really significant for you but while the data get through your proxy, being filtered and cam to your computer it's take time.
As the speed difference between to webbrowser is totally insignificant the tiny gap you add will conteract the benefit of the "speed increase" of one brower over the other.
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29 Apr 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well its the only way to remove ads in chrome atm at least until they add support for addons.
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29 Apr 2009   #9
Smashy

Vista Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Still using Firefox here and loving it, don't see why I should change.
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29 Apr 2009   #10
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

I did try chrome. I liked the memory management, but aside from that, meh. I didn't like the google updater that came with it and sat in the background all the time, and aside from that it just felt like a featureless beta.

Besides which, I really cannot go without my FF add-ons.
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