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Windows 7: Sr. Citizen Questions Re Google Chrome, etc.

22 Mar 2011   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Sr. Citizen Questions Re Google Chrome, etc.

Hello,

Really dumb questions, but will blame it on old-age:

My PC is now set up with Firefox.
This is what is called the "Browser," right ?

And, under it, I have Google to do my searches.
I assume that this is simply called the "Search Engine".

So, what's this Google Chrome, please ?

- If I install it, does it replace Firefox ?
- Should I, in your expert opinions ?
- Pros and cons, etc. ?

And, does Google Chrome "contain" the normal Google search engine functions like I now have?

Thanks,
B.


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22 Mar 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Google chrome is just another browser based on chromium made by Google

Quote:
- If I install it, does it replace Firefox ?
No, but you can make it the default browser

Quote:
And, does Google Chrome "contain" the normal Google search engine functions like I now have?
Yes its the same

Quote:
- Pros and cons, etc. ?
Both are browsers with similar features
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22 Mar 2011   #3
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It can be confusing sometimes because if they are both browsers and have similar features why choose one over the other.

Although they have similar features, Fire Fox has been around longer and has more add on's and extensions that increase the functionality. If you are simply performing ocassional browsing of the Internet, checking your yahoo Mail account or any of the other Internet e-mail accounts then the extensions and add on's will not mean much to you. So how then to choose?

It's purely a subjective decision. Try both and see which one appeals to you.
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22 Mar 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The best bet is to try each and see what you like. Some like the simplicity of Chrome, others like more features like Firefox. Neither is the right or wrong approach, just different approaches.

People usually go for Chrome for
1). Speed
2). Security
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22 Mar 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

as Yowanvista says it is just another browser. It will not replace Firefox and can be run alongside it. A lot off people, me included, prefer Firefox for some tasks and Chrome for others. In my opinion Chrome is the better browser but that is just my opinion and the new version of Firefox out earlier this week may change that.
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22 Mar 2011   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The best bet is to try each and see what you like. Some like the simplicity of Chrome, others like more features like Firefox. Neither is the right or wrong approach, just different approaches.

People usually go for Chrome for
1). Speed
2). Security
I totally agree.

You can install any browser without having to uninstall another so you can in fact sample all 3 major browsers (IE8/9, FireFox, Chrome) and see which one better suits your needs.

My setup is as follows..
  • IE9: for simple browsing, emails and forums
  • Firefox: for test purposes (if anyone posts here with issues)
  • Chrome: for facebook (IE8/9 have serious lag with some of the more advanced apps in facebook, and I don't have great GFX Hardware )
It's all down to personal preference
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22 Mar 2011   #7
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Another alternative is Opera its a fast browser thats only a 7.2 MB download.
Smallest download compared to Chrome , Firefox ,Safari or IE9 & packs in loads more features as standard.
Very easy to demo it as the installer lets you install as a portable version that contains everything in its own folder , delete the folder & its gone does not make any changes to the registry.
To install as a portable click on options & change the install path to desktop & make new folder . Then change Install for to Stand alone installation USB.

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