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Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 9:25 a.m. PST

I accidentally didn't check it off when I downloaded Adobe reader. I assume it's a browser.

I'm soliciting any thoughts on whether it is any good compared to Firefox or Explorer? I mostly use the former.

Thanks in advance,

Jay Arnold Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 9:39 a.m. PST

Others may disagree, but I think it's great. It's as big a jump from Firefox as Firefox is from Explorer.

That might be hyperbole.

But it is really quite good, as browsers go.

Space Monkey12 Aug 2011 10:22 a.m. PST

@ Jay Arnold,
Why? What, specifically, does this 'big jump' consist of?

My friend swears by it as well but I've yet to get it out of him why he likes it so much better.
Firefox still works great for me though… till I hear some compelling reason why it doesn't.

pphalen Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 10:44 a.m. PST

Chrome is fast, and the google toolbar and search is directly integrated into the browser, whcih is pretty cool.

However, I am stuck with Explorer, since most of my companies web apps aren't certified on Firefox or chrome, and I don't like to keep switching…

pphalen Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 10:45 a.m. PST

Oh, and why not just try it, Tim?

It doesn't force itself on you to make it your default browser…

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 11:06 a.m. PST

I love Chrome – the speed's excellent, and it seems to run Flash better than others. I also like having the search function in the address bar.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 11:30 a.m. PST

<Q>Oh, and why not just try it, Tim?</Q>



1) I am very busy at work (posting on TMP) and

2) I am very busy at home (posting on TMP)


Seriously, even though we've only had 10 days with no rain or drizzle since June (and I'm sure we are all going to develop rickets – seriously it's that bad here this summer) I am praying for rain tomorrow because my wonderful wife (who has agreed to model some new explosions for me) has me getting up at the ungodly hour of 10 AM on a Saturday to start pressure washing the crap out of all the moss that's grown on our Apartment (which is not an apartment, but a wargame room and model studio) driveway and some other things I've been able to use the excuse of being on dialysis the previous three summers to get out of doing….

Jay Arnold Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 1:02 p.m. PST

I can't provide anything other than anecdotal evidence.

Remember this first time you used Firefox? It was new, fresh, smoother, faster, not as clunky as IE.

The first time I used Chrome, it was like that experience all over again. As mentioned, its interface is smoother, the search integration in the toolbar is really nice and the way tabbed browsing works is far and beyond what Firefox is doing and light years past IE. I've also had better luck with Chrome pretending to be IE for those web apps that require it.

In = Chrome
Five minutes ago = Firefox
Out = IE

average joe Inactive Member12 Aug 2011 4:24 p.m. PST

Before I used Chrome, I hated Tabs. Chrome made using them easy and logical.

Chrome renders extremely quickly, much more so then Firefox and noticeably quicker than the latest iteration of IE.

Built-in spell check, Google Translate (makes all the links Armand provides easy to read), the ability to highlight text and right click to open a new tab with a Google search page for the highlighted term.

Integration with Google Docs, the ability to synchronize bookmarks across disparate computers, the best free anti-virus (Avast!), and You Tube works consistently.

The only downsides I have encountered are sites that require IE and the fact that Chrome is occasionally a memory hog. Other than that, I like it a lot.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member13 Aug 2011 8:58 a.m. PST

Chrome has displaced Explorer as the second most used browser. I'm using Firefox, but lots of my tech co-workers love Chrome.


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