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Thinking of going Google


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I've been running Firefox and I'm thinking of switching over to Chrome. IE isn't my first choice so I never use it. Is Chrome really good or is it sucky? I need a browser That will warn me of faker websites and play media content smoothly but not report every little move I make like Explorer tends to do. I've gotten more issues with IE than I can count. Anyone have a good suggestion?
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It's free software. Download it and play with it.
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I seem to recall that CNET or Tech Republic had an article about privacy concerns with Chrome due to some terms in the EULA: something about Google owning anything that is displayed on the browser's screen. Not sure if this was ever researched more deeply nor whether Google changed the wording in the EULA, but this was enough for me to consider not using Chrome.
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Have you updated to IE8 yet? Seems to be a lot less buggy than previous versions. You're going to need it for some sites anyway like MS update.

I know people talk up FF as the greatest thing since sliced bread, but IE works just fine, and the security features are improved. If you don't want the prompts IE gives, shut them off in tools>options> advanced.
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Chrome is decent when it works properly, but I've seen plenty of instances where it does not.

Try Safari 4 or Opera 10.50 for Windows.

http://www.opera.com...=...ws&list=all
http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
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I thought I'd never be able to give up Firefox, because I was in love with the plugins.. but Chrome seems like a lighter program to me (maybe because I can't load it down with plugins :)), so I switched for that reason originally.
Also, its compact design lets me see more of the website I'm on, which is important due to my laptop's smaller screen.
Now I can't make myself switch, because I'm addicted to the way the address bar doubles as a search bar. With basically any site I've used for a search before on Chrome, I can type part of the url, then hit tab, and bam.. the address bar is temporarily converted into a search bar for that website.
Other browsers have similar functions, but something about Chrome has me hooked now.

I keep wanting to try out Safari, which is more visually appealing to me, but I keep coming back to Chrome. :)
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