Linked by Georgios Kasselakis on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 15:14 UTC
Google It appears that Google scored a PR success with their Chrome browser. In short, the promise is a web experience where web pages are allowed to behave more like desktop applications. This is done by boosting the abilities of common web pages in terms of performance, while also allowing 'plugins' to enrich the user experience of certain other pages. As it seems, the announcement shot at the heads of people who've been holding their breath for the fabled Google Operating System. However in the following text I will demonstrate that Chrome [based on what we are allowed to know] puts strain on the Designer and Developer communities, is not innovative (save for one feature), and copies ideas liberally from Google's worst enemy.
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RE[2]: um.
by lawlernet on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE: um."
lawlernet
Member since:
2005-08-22

Huh? Aside from things being sent to the search engine, which you can change, Chrome and Google.com do not communicate aside from some really mundane stuff like updates. Explain to me how that is not respecting my privacy?

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-communication/

Check that out, Matt Cutts debunks a lot of myths surrounding the browser, especially since there's a lot of Googlophobia lately.

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RE[3]: um.
by Dirge on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 18:41 in reply to "RE[2]: um."
Dirge Member since:
2005-07-14

Have a read through Chrome's privacy policy. What I didn't like is that "Your copy of Google Chrome includes one or more unique application numbers." and "When you type URLs or queries in the address bar, the letters you type are sent to Google".

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/privacy.html

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RE[4]: um.
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 18:47 in reply to "RE[3]: um."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"When you type URLs or queries in the address bar, the letters you type are sent to Google".


That's probably because as you type into the address bar, complete url's are suggested not only based on where you've been before, but also on Google search results.

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