Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Google After about 8 months of work, Google has "released Chrome 2" to the general public. Technically, this just means they moved the version of Chrome in the beta channel up to the stable channel. "We're referring to this as Chrome 2, but that's mainly a metric to help us keep track of changes internally. We don't give too much weight to version numbers and will continue to roll out useful updates as often as possible." There's lots of decent goodies in Chrome 2.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:20 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

So what’s it called if osnews causes a website to crash? (Surely My Little Pony can’t withstand our geek onslaught)

osnews’d!

It doesn’t quite ring right...

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RSS
by k.g.stoyanov on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:37 UTC
k.g.stoyanov
Member since:
2005-07-12

Does it RSS already?

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RE: RSS
by miscz on Fri 22nd May 2009 11:31 UTC in reply to "RSS"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Google Reader does.

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RE[2]: RSS
by phoenix on Fri 22nd May 2009 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: RSS"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Google Reader does.


Online RSS readers are great. I used to think Akreggator was the best RSS reader around ... until I tried to use it across three separate computers and realised that it didn't sync read/unread status across computers. ;) Since then, I've switched to Google Reader, and can honestly say, that's where RSS feeds belong -- on a central server somewhere online, accessible from various places (phone, palmtop, laptop, desktop, etc).

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RE[3]: RSS
by edogawaconan on Fri 22nd May 2009 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: RSS"
edogawaconan Member since:
2006-10-10

just like email ;)

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RE[4]: RSS
by phoenix on Fri 22nd May 2009 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: RSS"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

just like email ;)


Nah, I much prefer local apps for e-mail, using IMAP to keep the messages on the server. Until webmail gains full keyboard support with user-assignable shortcuts, it won't replace local e-mail apps. Zimbra's web UI comes close with a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but they aren't user-customisable. Same with GMail.

Using the mouse is just too slow.

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RE[5]: RSS
by Erunno on Fri 22nd May 2009 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: RSS"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

GMail supports keyboard shortcuts (press shift + ? for help). A labs feature, which has to be enabled separately, allows to customize the shortcuts.

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RE[6]: RSS
by phoenix on Fri 22nd May 2009 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: RSS"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

GMail supports keyboard shortcuts (press shift + ? for help). A labs feature, which has to be enabled separately, allows to customize the shortcuts.


I knew about the keyboard shortcuts in GMail, but not about the Labs feature to customise them. Thanks for the head's up. I'll have to give that a try.

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Linux and OS X
by Moredhas on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:51 UTC
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

How's about the Linux and OS X versions they keep promising?

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RE: Linux and OS X
by Adurbe on Fri 22nd May 2009 10:34 UTC in reply to "Linux and OS X"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

http://dev.chromium.org/Home

Have a play :-)

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RE: Linux and OS X
by jedimasterk on Fri 22nd May 2009 12:57 UTC in reply to "Linux and OS X"
jedimasterk Member since:
2006-10-23

Their waiting for Hell to freeze over.

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Chromium on Ubuntu
by ozonehole on Fri 22nd May 2009 13:13 UTC in reply to "Linux and OS X"
ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

It's alpha software, but works pretty well. I'm using it right now to post this message. But I still need Firefox to do everything.

http://www.stefanoforenza.com/chromium-on-ubuntu-how-to/comment-pag...

Brickbats to Google for taking Chromium (developed open source on Linux), making it into Chrome, and then abandoning Linux.

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RE: Chromium on Ubuntu
by ecruz on Sat 23rd May 2009 02:08 UTC in reply to "Chromium on Ubuntu"
ecruz Member since:
2007-06-16

You got it wrong buddy.

Chromium was not developed in Linux. It is open sourced, but not developed in Linux. Why do you use Microsoft Visual Studio to debug it?

Anyone can take the source code and build a Linux browser from Chromium. Do it and don't wait for Google to build it for you.
FOSS programmers are cutting edge, right?

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RE[2]: Chromium on Ubuntu
by superstoned on Mon 25th May 2009 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Chromium on Ubuntu"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

True. What he probably meant is that Chrome is based on WebKit based on KHTML initially a FOSS/Linux/KDE project.

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RE: Chromium on Ubuntu
by Delgarde on Sun 24th May 2009 05:04 UTC in reply to "Chromium on Ubuntu"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Brickbats to Google for taking Chromium (developed open source on Linux), making it into Chrome, and then abandoning Linux.


You have that one so backwards it's unbelievable. Chrome is the original (Windows) product built by Google - Chromium is the project under which they've subsequently released the source code.

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RE: Linux and OS X
by macUser on Fri 22nd May 2009 16:44 UTC in reply to "Linux and OS X"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

How's about the Linux and OS X versions they keep promising?

I wonder if we won't see Chrome until Snow Leopard. I really hope this disparity isn't a sign of things to come... (ie one platform receiving more attention than the others and I'd hate for there to be any sort of feature disparity.)

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RE: Linux and OS X
by ecruz on Sat 23rd May 2009 01:57 UTC in reply to "Linux and OS X"
ecruz Member since:
2007-06-16

The OS X version is coming in the next two months. The Linux version will come when Linux hits 5% of the market! 2035?

LOL.

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Remove thumbs is great!
by kragil on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:57 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Finally my gf won't see that I visit http://www.gaybikerporn.com/ quite frequently.

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RE: Remove thumbs is great!
by Liquidator on Fri 22nd May 2009 10:39 UTC in reply to "Remove thumbs is great!"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

LOL...What about setting it as default home page for granny? ;)

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Gmail problem
by lukic on Fri 22nd May 2009 11:09 UTC
lukic
Member since:
2006-09-23

I can't access Gmail with Chrome 2.

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5126/gmailg.jpg

It works on Firefox 3.0.10

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RE: Gmail problem
by MechR on Sat 23rd May 2009 02:06 UTC in reply to "Gmail problem"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Anecdotally, it's working fine on my end.

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RE: Gmail problem
by 1c3d0g on Sat 23rd May 2009 02:30 UTC in reply to "Gmail problem"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Clear all your cookies. That should do it. If not, then something got b0rked on your system, as GMail works fine here as well.

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Chrome 2.0
by OSGuy on Fri 22nd May 2009 11:18 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

I really do like Chrome. I like its look, its speed, the tab animation, the speed the tabs get closed etc however, "Save Web Page Complete", unless I did something wrong, did a pretty bad job. This must change. "Save Web Page Complete" works really well with IE and FF.

One other browser to pay attention to is Maxthon 3.0. Looks like it's using Webkit. It scored 99% at acid3 and it mentions Webkit in the documents. I just tried it and I was quite impressed. Nowhere complete as the older releases but looks really promising. It's also sleek. Starts up very quick too. Super Drag&Drop already works with the beta. I think this is what made Maxthon popular at the first place. The way Super Drag&Drop is implemented in Maxthon is really good.

Edited 2009-05-22 11:24 UTC

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Chrome plugins ?
by Marcin on Fri 22nd May 2009 11:56 UTC
Marcin
Member since:
2007-06-06

Does Chrome have similar plugins to Firefox's Firebug, adblock plus and flashblock?

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RE: Chrome plugins ?
by lukic on Fri 22nd May 2009 16:08 UTC in reply to "Chrome plugins ?"
lukic Member since:
2006-09-23

Chrome will have plugins like Firefox.
I am now using Flashblock script for Chrome and it works great.
You can get it here : http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/46673

But I still have problems login on websites.
I couldn't log in to OSNews, I had to use Firefox.
Something is definitely wrong with it at the moment.

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RE: Chrome plugins ?
by JrezIN on Sat 23rd May 2009 00:50 UTC in reply to "Chrome plugins ?"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

userscripts and preliminary extensions:
http://www.adsweep.org/ (scroll down to the flashblock)

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Good but still lacking features...
by Hoodlum on Fri 22nd May 2009 12:22 UTC
Hoodlum
Member since:
2009-05-22

Excellent browsing experience.....however...I still miss the more robust adblock and the RSS features with firefox. I have to admit chromium(no spying on what you do) is winning me over bit by bit though. It really is a much quicker/more pleasant experience. Just wish it was on Linux too ;) Webkit certainly seems the way to go these days Hopefully the new performance updates coming in firefox 3.6+ will even the field a bit more.

It's rare luxury having 2 standards compliant browsers that are good!

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It's better...and worse
by bousozoku on Fri 22nd May 2009 15:42 UTC
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

I'm seeing pages that now look loosely held together, where with version 1, they were better constructed.

I guess having faster JavaScript doesn't help if the page looks bad.

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And once again
by ChrisA on Sat 23rd May 2009 04:10 UTC
ChrisA
Member since:
2006-05-06

No Linux or Mac versions. Sorry but Chrome is dead in my book. Its the Duke Nukem forever of Google.

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