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Windows 7: Download Google Chrome 4.0 Beta - 400% More Performance

03 Nov 2009   #11
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I love the idea of Chrome but I cannot get over the fact that FireFox always loads pages quicker and has AdBlockPlus.

I would keep Chrome on my system if it had AdBlockPlus or an equivalent feature.


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03 Nov 2009   #12
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lucretius View Post
I love the idea of Chrome but I cannot get over the fact that FireFox always loads pages quicker and has AdBlockPlus.

I would keep Chrome on my system if it had AdBlockPlus or an equivalent feature.
Chrome Addon: AdBlock for Google Chrome

Close enough until they get extensions stable.
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04 Nov 2009   #13
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Hey thanks for that! It could prove very useful if I should ever have to stray away from FireFox.

Just hope I don't encounter any of the issues those other people had in the comments section.
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04 Nov 2009   #14
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lucretius View Post
Hey thanks for that! It could prove very useful if I should ever have to stray away from FireFox.

Just hope I don't encounter any of the issues those other people had in the comments section.
What issues? :S
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04 Nov 2009   #15
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

These issues:
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04 Nov 2009   #16
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I stand corrected
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04 Nov 2009   #17
Qdos

 

Dunno about anyone else, but I can't stand the bookmarks 'sidebar' - if you can really even call it that, because it's a pretty poor job and makes Chrome pale beside other browsers. I have over 2,500 bookmarks, and accessing and managing them in Chrome would be an absolute nightmare.
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04 Nov 2009   #18
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

I run 4.0.223.11. I like new and fast things, and I've tried very hard but I just can't really like nor love Chrome!
I even have reservations about its speed. Once it is actually rendering a page it is fast but I find I get a lot of blank pages which then load, and a lot of "refreshes" after a preliminary load (a la Netscape from way way back when). On my own tests, loading 10 pages (that I use commonly), all at once in both Firefox and Chrome - there is no discernable difference in full load time (about a second),

During and at the end of the load Chrome is more labor intensive and uses more memory to hold the pages.

This is despite the fact that I have heaps of add-ons in Firefox. I have a few in Chrome too - notably Adblock+. I left them all in place for my tests coz that's how I actually use the browser.

I dislike the tab defaults in Chrome (Firefox too but TabMixPlus fixes that)(especially open new tab next to current - which is essential for me), and I just can't take to the tabs at the very top. Bookmark usage in chrome is pretty primitive and having to open the bookmark manager just to open 3 or 4 tabs is mad.

So you get my drift - some of it is probably just about what I'm used to, but with my speed reservations, why switch.

(oh - and some of you will laugh but I find the search/address bar pretty limited - the lack of a Google Toolbar in a Google branded app is, for me a killer. I love the simplicity of choosing which search I'm doing, seeing my gmail info and gcal info up front in Google Toolbar etc)
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05 Nov 2009   #19
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I'm currently responding in Opera, usually use Firefox, and also test out Chrome for "speed claims".

A Google Toolbar is absolutely unnecessary given that you can search directly from the "search/address" bar. Don't like using Google as the default search engine? Go ahead and change the default search engine in the options.

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18 Dec 2009   #20
Kompolaga

Windows 7 (64 bit) build 7600
 
 

thanks for the info! when opening sevenforums only my ram was at 60,000K now its at only 18,000K

chrome the best!
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