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Louie Roy 30 Sep 10 - 10:56 AM
VirginiaTam 30 Sep 10 - 11:05 AM
VirginiaTam 30 Sep 10 - 11:07 AM
Acorn4 30 Sep 10 - 11:21 AM
Louie Roy 30 Sep 10 - 02:52 PM
VirginiaTam 30 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Sep 10 - 03:38 PM
Slag 30 Sep 10 - 05:58 PM
GUEST,Shimrod 30 Sep 10 - 06:23 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Sep 10 - 06:38 PM
Slag 30 Sep 10 - 07:16 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Sep 10 - 08:39 PM
Bill D 30 Sep 10 - 08:47 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Sep 10 - 10:31 PM
Acme 30 Sep 10 - 10:39 PM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 10 - 11:45 PM
JennieG 01 Oct 10 - 02:38 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 01 Oct 10 - 03:38 AM
Mrs.Duck 01 Oct 10 - 09:46 AM
Bill D 01 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM
Acme 01 Oct 10 - 11:36 AM
gnu 22 Mar 13 - 01:44 PM
Joe Offer 22 Mar 13 - 03:04 PM
gnu 22 Mar 13 - 06:13 PM
GUEST,Rev Bayes 22 Mar 13 - 06:26 PM
JohnInKansas 22 Mar 13 - 11:33 PM
Acme 23 Mar 13 - 12:19 AM
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Subject: BS: Google Chrome
From: Louie Roy
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 10:56 AM

I don't know how many other mudcatters are being urged to download Google Chrome but be ware.I was downloading another program and this was attached unbeknown to me and I had a quadmire that it took 4 hours from a PC tech to correct.Apparently some hacker had attached this to the program I was trying to download which was a free version of Real Player which I found out was discontinued in 2009 even though I used it for at least 10 years.I didn't download Real Player I downloaded Google Chrome and believe me I had a mess.I found out that I was not the only one that had got blind sided


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:05 AM

Appears that Real Player is bundled with Google Chrome, You get the option to disable it.

Not a hacker job at all. Just an agreement between Google and Real Player.

Google Operating System
Unofficial news and tips about Google
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Google Chrome, Bundled with RealPlayer

If you try to install RealPlayer, a media player available at real.com, you'll notice that the setup downloads Google Chrome. The option to install Google's browser is enabled by default and I assume that most people will not bother to disable it.

RealPlayer seems to be first third-party application used to promote Google Chrome. The browser has replaced Firefox in Google Pack and it's installed along with Google Earth if you're not paying attention.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:07 AM

Also you can have a number of different browsers on your system. IE, Opera, Firefox, Google Chrome. Just use the one that suits you. Set it as your default browser, so links always open in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Acorn4
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:21 AM

You can type a search into the address box which is quite useful. It doesn't get so burdened down with add-on baggage as the other browsers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Louie Roy
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 02:52 PM

When you are a computer idiot you just stumble along and get into all kinds of trouble


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM

honey I been playing computer since 1992 and I still ain't got a clue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 03:38 PM

I use Google Chrome all the time as my standard browser and I like it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Slag
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 05:58 PM

I found it to be intrusive and so I just continue to use Google, old style. I hope they keep it around. You know, I really AM conservative! I still think Windows 98 was the best formated operating system made. They should have worked the bugs out of it and kept it. My son-in-law who works all day long on the technical side of computing tells me that Win 7 and the other versoions are really very like Win 98. They just look different! May be so but they don't work the same for me, not at all. Win 98 was straight forward and intuitive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 06:23 PM

Google Chrome just seems to me to be some sort of solution looking for a problem. Why do we need ten trillion different browsers and eleventy million different anti-virus programmes and a zillion different office suites anyway? To answer my own question it's probably why need a quadrillion different brands of soap - competition in the 'free market' (f**k the free market!).


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 06:38 PM

Win98 was the last OS that MS put out that was 'controlled' by basic geeks who just wanted things to work simply. Sadly, it was based on top of an old, rapidly obsoleting technological model that was becoming unworkable because the internal framework was not really capable of assimilating new concepts easily, without breaking the frame work - also it was only really 'single user' unlike the 'generic multiple user' concept of things like UNIX and its descendants, as well as 'mainframes'. Also newer things like USB were becoming harder to fit in the old framework...

Sadly it had to be rewritten to fix the almost insoluble coding problems coming forward. Sadly an understandable decision for very good reasons was made to try and have a degree of 'backwards compatibility' - no one wants to totally trash an old loyal customer base ....

Sadly, also, at this time the 'engineers & hackers' were displaced by the 'marketers and bean counters' - and it all went down hill from there ....


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Slag
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 07:16 PM

Yes, unlike Atari, I understand that Windows was overly complex, needlessly complicated and they were the first to use heatsinks as the CPU would overheat. If Gates had adopted Atari's tech instead of just the game features or if Atari had Gate's business acumen then our computers would have an excellence that is now missing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:39 PM

Like VHS over Beta - Gates 'won' over other systems...


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:47 PM

VHS won because they made longer tapes.

Beta was far superior.

That may not be a good comparison to why Gates won... he was lucky that his partner "knew someone" who had written an operating system he was willing to sell cheap...and then they did some clever manuvering to sell it to IBM.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 10:31 PM

"Google Chrome just seems to me to be some sort of solution looking for a problem. Why do we need ten trillion different browsers and eleventy million different anti-virus programmes and a zillion different office suites anyway?"

It's called 'Market Control.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Acme
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 10:39 PM

Darn. I posted here earlier and it didn't stick.

I use Chrome most of the time now, but when I download any program I look to see what it wants to load along with it. I don't use and won't have Real in the computer, so I de-select it. I detest the Yahoo Toolbar, so that is out of here. AOL used to try to add a lot of crap when you downloaded their Instant Messenger, don't know if they still do cause I rarely use it.

I downloaded Opera, and surprisingly, it didn't let me choose where to install it. It went straight for the C: drive (I park most things on the D: drive these days).

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:45 PM

Chrome seems much faster than other browsers, so I've been using it as my primary browser since it came out. I'm completely satisfied with it.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: JennieG
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 02:38 AM

We're happy with it too....bought a new computer recently and it came with Win 7 (that works just fine for us) and we use Chrome.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 03:38 AM

On the downstairs (family) PC Google Chrome with Vista is a nightmare.
On my upstairs work PC with Win 98 I use Firefox with standard Google search engine that works a real treat.
Al


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 09:46 AM

I started using Chrome as it did seem a lot faster than IE but it crashes so often that I have abandonned it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to see if there had been a glitch but still it crashes. I have Vista so maybe that is why.


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM

SRS---Opera won't let you choose? I never had problems...I have versions stuck all over the place...


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Subject: RE: BS: Google Chrome
From: Acme
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 11:36 AM

The problem I have with Chrome is right here - the form window in Microsoft. It treats the end of the line as a hard break. I can drag the corner of the window wider, but it does have that effect.

If you use this window in a PM it really chops up messages and makes html difficult to use because it artificially breaks up the code. I've had to drag the form completely across the monitor (it's a large monitor!) to get code to work a couple of times.

The shortened line/hard return effect is more common in PMs.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: gnu
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 01:44 PM

Well then, I shant be arsed downloading it. Or, have the downs been upped?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 03:04 PM

Well, gnu, you just might like Google Chrome. It's generally significantly faster than other browsers, and it runs a number of nice, free "apps." I'm hooked on Bejeweled and Angry Birds, both free programs.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: gnu
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 06:13 PM

So... what does it do for me above and beyond me using Google as my default search engine in IE?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: GUEST,Rev Bayes
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 06:26 PM

Main advantage of Chrome is the Javascript engine is lightning fast. If you use sites like Facebook and find that pages keep seizing up, then you would probably find Chrome a bit slicker.

Other than that, it's a web browser. If you don't already know why you'd want to switch, you probably don't need to.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 11:33 PM

Mrs Duck et. al.
using Chrome as it did seem a lot faster than IE but it crashes so often that I have abandonned

I've run into fairly frequent crashes in newer versions of IE, but there is a checkbox in IE setup to "use autorecover" that usually is set by default. The message that says "Internet Explorer has encountered an error and will be closed" pops up fairly often, but when it closes it immediately reopens with all the tabs (pages) you had open returned just as they were - if the autorecover box is checked. Usually even the link that caused the error also opens normally when the recovery happens.

The crashes themselves seem to be caused mostly by "linked in" ads that either don't open or that send back an error message, nearly always "called by Java scripts" in the main page you're looking at. Due to malware problems, both Microsoft and Apple have changed how they handle Java (several times), and sometimes have just turned it off by default (although letting you turn it back on if you figure out that you must have it) and some of the browsers have done similar things with the Java add-ins.

There also are lots of "badly written" Java calls embedded all over the web. And since the "latest html standard" that lots of web designers are using isn't a standard (and won't be for at least a couple of years) many web pages contain html that's unproven and "differently reliable" and may affect different browsers differently. Since all the browsers update frequently, which one does best this week may not be the best next week - or next Tuesday but not on Friday - unless there's a Monday in between and it doesn't rain in Cleveland. (In other words, you've got to use what works for you now, until it doesn't, and then try another one when/if you feel the need to.)

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: Acme
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 12:19 AM

I still use Chrome the most - I like FireFox except that the flash player always crashes.

I use AdBlock plus and it works very well with Chrome. I also like Chrome because it works with Google Voice, turning every phone number into a hot link - I can click and it calls my phone then connects me with the number.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: GUEST,Abdul on phone
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 02:38 PM

Anyone using Iron? Had it for a few weeks after falling out with Firefox. Seems OK.
Al


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 04:14 PM

Chrome is my preferred search engine, but I do know the hassle of getting rid of unwanted software that is piggybacked on something I do want. I have used NiNite to download freeware and so far have not found unwanted software attached. Would be nice to know what more knowledgeable users think.

NiNite


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 05:49 PM

I'll give it a go tomorrow. Thanks for the input.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Google Chrome
From: Fossil
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 07:42 PM

Have Vista Home Ed. Downloaded Chrome ages (two years?) ago, without problems. Used it ever since, like it. As long as you make the right choices in the download menu, you shouldn't have problems, it's a pretty stable programme.


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