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Old 08-12-2009, 04:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Google Chrome 3.0.197.11: a quick review


Hi all,
I just installed the Chrome version in the thread title and it seems pretty cool. I'm putting it through its paces and the rendering of pages does seem very snappy. Installation is fast and trivial: the time it takes to type
Code:
# dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
It takes (almost) all my settings from FFx and uses them. It may be missing a few plugins and extensions but it's early days yet. It has a nice clean uncluttered look about it. I'm pretty impressed. My only gripe is that I haven't figured out to get a side bar up with my bookmarks as in FFx. Now I have to click a drop down menu for them.

I'd be interested in other peoples opinions.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-12-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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$ apt-cache policy google-chrome-unstable
google-chrome-unstable:
Installed: 3.0.198.1-r23116
Candidate: 3.0.198.1-r23116
Version table:
*** 3.0.198.1-r23116 0
500 http://dl.google.com stable/main Packages

Uses all of my iceweasel plugins, including flash and gecko-mediaplayer everything but java, even uses privoxy.

Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-plugins --proxy-server=127.0.0.1:8118

it uses less ram/cpu than firefox, but without all of my extensions it really isnt usable for much.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
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it uses less ram/cpu than firefox, but without all of my extensions it really isnt usable for much.
I agree Craig. It does give you enough of an impression of what it's like so when it is released you can make an informed choice about installing a complete version.

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jdk
 
  


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