Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2018 23:26 UTC
Google

Chrome turns 10 this weekend.

Google first released its Chrome browser 10 years ago today. Marketed as a "fresh take on the browser", Chrome debuted with a web comic from Google to mark the company's first web browser. It was originally launched as a Windows-only beta app before making its way to Linux and macOS more than a year later in 2009. Chrome debuted at a time when developers and internet users were growing frustrated with Internet Explorer, and Firefox had been steadily building momentum.

When it was first released as beta, Chrome was a revelation. It was faster than Firefox, and sported a cleaner, simpler UI. I used Chrome from the very first few beta releases, but in recent years the browser has started sucking up more and more resources, and it feels - emphasis on feels - slower than ever before. On Windows, I switched to Edge, which feels a lot faster for me than any other Windows browser, and on my iOS devices I obviously use Safari.

With the new UI redesign coming to Chrome coming Tuesday - I see very little reason to go back.

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by WorknMan on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 01:32 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Ack, commented in the wrong article. Too bad users can't delete posts here ;)

Edited 2018-09-03 01:33 UTC

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v New UI
by cosmotic on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 03:32 UTC
Works best on Chrome
by moondevil on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 06:05 UTC
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2005-07-08

Chrome also replaced IE as the browser that many short sighted developers care to support.

Edited 2018-09-03 06:05 UTC

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RE: Works best on Chrome
by BlueofRainbow on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 13:59 UTC in reply to "Works best on Chrome"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

Unfortunately, many of the corporate web-based applications such as expense accounts, time sheets, and training are developed for IE (and Edge) and work well only for with these browsers.

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v Comment by grub
by grub on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 06:36 UTC
RE: Comment by grub
by Carewolf on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 07:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by grub"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

It is spyware. ─ćollecting data on you is the whole reason it exists, what did you expect? Google is no charity.

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RE[2]: Comment by grub
by grub on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by grub"
grub Member since:
2018-08-03

I expected them to spy on my online behavior, websites I visit, my browsing habits, my online content, etc. etc. But spying my local computer? Without even telling me? That's waaay to far even for a software like this.

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RE: Comment by grub
by Carewolf on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 08:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by grub"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Though, I don't know of any antivirus code in Chromium beyond the code scanning downloaded files, but I don't doubt they scan the entire download folder, they have had problems recently with their terrible security policy of "do first, ask permission later", which meant they would download viruses to your computer that could then infect other applications scanning them.

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RE[2]: Comment by grub
by Vistaus on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 11:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by grub"
Vistaus Member since:
2018-03-21

I think you misread his post. He talked about CHROME, not Chromium. Google could've added some of that spyware stuff to Chrome (just like they added telemetry and whatnot).

Edited 2018-09-03 11:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by grub
by grub on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by grub"
grub Member since:
2018-08-03

Yep. And it was a minor scandal in tech news world when it was discovered.
It still exists, by the way. Google didn't bother to remove it "just" because there was a scandal...

Edited 2018-09-03 11:14 UTC

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MS Edge is pretty nice
by Lobotomik on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 10:05 UTC
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2006-01-03

EDGE works great. The UI is nice and clean, and it feels more lightweight than Chrome. Maybe the lightness is an illusion, or maybe not, because I think that Edge is just a thin wrapper over EdgeHTML and Chakra, which are probably running from the moment you start windows, whether you use Edge or Chrome or whatnot.

However, for some reasons, I keep using Chrome.

* I like the way you can give a web app its own window, without tabs, navigation or other browser aids. This works particularly well with Google apps like Gmail, Photos or Youtube. Edge fo far does not let you dispose of its UI.

* I dislike the way Edge tries to force Bing on me. Sure, Chrome also pushes Google's search engine, but I like that one much better.

And the real deal breaker, I can configure Chrome to not autoplay videos; this cannot be done in Edge, and I think it is absolutely necessary, not only to save yourself much aggravation at home, but more importantly much embarrassment in the office.

There's a new version of Edge coming soon -- we'll see if does autoplay blocking and it does PWAs better.

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RE: MS Edge is pretty nice
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 10:30 UTC in reply to "MS Edge is pretty nice"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I dislike the way Edge tries to force Bing on me.


Huh? Edge is all setup with DDG for me. Never see anything Bing at all.

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RE[2]: MS Edge is pretty nice
by grub on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE: MS Edge is pretty nice"
grub Member since:
2018-08-03

I've read the article some time ago where it is explained why DuckDuckGo is currently becoming no better than Google in regards to privacy and other moral issues.

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RE[3]: MS Edge is pretty nice
by Gargyle on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: MS Edge is pretty nice"
Gargyle Member since:
2015-03-27

Please share this article, since I'm using DDG and wouldn't want it to be as bad as Google.

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