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Will You Download Google's New Chrome Browser?

Will You Download Google's New Chrome Browser?

Dilemma! What's a Google-devoted but equally Firefox-loving geek to do? When Google broke the news over the holiday weekend that they were releasing a new browser called Chrome, I was excited, but also a little guilty-feeling since I use and adore Firefox.

Google Chrome promises a faster and simpler interface, which sound great (the download is still only available to PC users, btw), but I'll have to play around a bit before I decide to make the switch. Considering that 65 percent said you were Firefox users in last year's browser poll, I assume many of you are also pretty content with Mozilla's browser. But the question begs to be asked — will you download Chrome's browser (that is, if you haven't already)?

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UNMADE UNMADE 8 years
No, thank you! Google already knows everything else about me. I am going to start in the other direction and stop using their apps! They are too good to be true.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
Not me, I have Firefox pimped out so much and love it just like it is, it has a great looking Aero Fox skin on it, and I have currency and timezone addons as well as Winamp. Love it. Google are getting so big as a corporation its starting to freak me out a little, they can "PRY MY BROWSER FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS". :P
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I didn't like Chrome at all.
lostatsea lostatsea 8 years
I use FF for all its extensions. I love Chrome but it just isn't ready for prime time, unable to render some pages I use regularly. It also has problems playing some video media... so I'll wait till they work the bugs out.
winrob winrob 8 years
I use FF, but I have google email and other features. I'll have to find out if Google has a password saver like fire fox.
crackaddict crackaddict 8 years
I want to try it because this new firefox has been nothing but trouble for me since I got it. My laptop just hates it.
Arolilja Arolilja 8 years
I already downloaded at work. But I have a Mac at home.
kimchimei kimchimei 8 years
there seems to be a lot of mac users reading this blog :) i dled it on the pc i use for my acct software and really love the minimalism . i usually use safari but would consider switching to chrome when it comes out on a mac.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
Just recently downloaded it. I love it! But I can't wait for a version other than beta.
kristints kristints 8 years
I'll try it when it comes out for Mac, if it never does, I'll never see it.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I'm using it right now, and I like it. I feel like there is still some stuff I don't understand, but it is nice for the basics
mckena mckena 8 years
hmmm, i don't know. it took me awhile to switch to firefox (about 3 or 4 times of trying to use it), so we'll see... i'm so content with ff right now though. plus, i use stumbleupon, and i know there isn't a plugin for chrome. atleast not yet. plus my firefox is all customized so ehhh.... =|
Vespa Vespa 8 years
You need a whole separate option on your poll for people with Macs! This is another reason I don't like Al Gore: he's on the board at Google and Apple, he should be doing more to make the two work together!!
Bisque Bisque 8 years
I'm having problems scrolling with it too! I've tested it out a bit, scrolling down is okay, up, not so much. In my mouse or in my touchpad, it just doesn't seem to work. It's not only me, I've found this: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080902182940AAf45jv . I do hope they fix it soon. :S
naughtymonkey01 naughtymonkey01 8 years
omg because i didn't have enough trouble deciding between my firefox AND E window, now they add a third choice for me...oh bad bad bad. lol
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
I tried it for a few minutes but I'm just to content with firefox to change right now. Maybe once it's out of beta I'll give it another go. But for now...I'll skip it.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Update -- I've been using it for a full 24 hours now at work, and I think this is definitely where web browsers will be heading. The tabs above the address bar make so much more sense, I like the menu system, I LOVE how fast it is. I haven't had any issues with CPU usage; in fact, I can't get it to spike above 25% with 6 Chrome tabs and 6 other apps running, one of which is a VM. And has anybody checked out the Inspect Element feature? Awesome, rad, totally cool stuff, especially if you're in QA or design like me. I also like that as I'm typing a URL, it throws up a bunch of suggestions. I will admit that it doesn't have the canned Windows look & feel, but I kinda like that. Other than that, I haven't seen any of the issues other people are talking about. I'd be interested to hear the hardware specs of problematic systems, as I bet older/poorly tuned machines are probably the culprit. In short... GO GET THIS BROWSER. Now. :-)
retrokitty retrokitty 8 years
Our IT guy sent out an email telling us not to dl it. I don't think it's compatable with our stations' websites.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I loaded up vmware fusion to test it on my mac today. I will definitely be switching browsers and I'm a safari girl. ;p
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
wait until it comes out of beta. it's not that great. stick with what you've got.
devils devils 8 years
Yes, I will download it, just to give it a try HOWEVER - I need it to be for a Mac :)
lauriegilbert lauriegilbert 8 years
I tend to avoid all things Google, so this is one download I'm definitely passing on.
albeli albeli 8 years
I'm on it right now.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I got really excited until it said PC only. You can never have too many browsers. If they go Mac I'll give it a whirl.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
I use Flock and I LOVE it.
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