New Browser in the Browser wars

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Well to help combat Microsoft's crushing hold on the browser market with there more holes than swiss cheese browser Internet Explorer and Mozilla's slower yet more secure FireFox browser and Apples Safari hitting the market we now have a more secure browser like firefox and safari with the speed of a Zo6 Corvette Google has hit the ground in 6th gear with Chrome. Sleek design smoking fast speeds and light weight Chrome is going to give the other big boys a run for their money. I just started using chrome the other day when a coworker told me about it (Can't believe i missed this one). The home page will show you your most visited websites for a quick click and a glance you are there.
     
  2. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    That is interesting. First I've heard about it. I got away from IE long ago. Been using FireFox for years now. I like alternatives. Thanks for the link.
     

  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Well, don't forget Google's real motto, Be Evil.... I don't think I'll be using their browser.
     
  4. fin24000

    fin24000 New Member

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    Im a huge fan of FireFox and its faster then IE on dile-up fro me....
     
  5. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    +1. Thanks for the info, cpttango30, but I'm not going to try Chrome; I just don't trust Google.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    What is so evil about Google? Google is one of the best companies out there for web based utilities, g mail, Google earth, chrome, ect.....
     
  7. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Google engages in information shaping and they are pretty liberally-biased and it is possible to manipulate google data. Google has banned anti-MoveOn.org ads. And, if you notice on holidays, Google changes its banner. They have done it for Walter Gropius' birthday, the invention of the laser, mother's day, earth day, the Persian new year and St. Patrick's day. They did no special banner for Memorial Day; they just had the regular banner. This year, on the 64th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Google had a special banner celebrating 17th century Spanish painter Diego Velasquez's birthday, but nothing commemorating the invasion. Google has also donated a great deal of money to the Democrat party.

    While I agree it is a useful search engine, just be aware of what Google really is and what its owners really think.

    That said, I simply don't trust chrome not to gather information and send it back to Google which specializes in indexing and crossreferencing data.
     
  8. Angeleyes

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    Got Firefox now and I'd try it but the little woman would take all my guns away :eek:
    Cool signature by the way :)
     
  9. Angeleyes

    Angeleyes New Member

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    On second thought......... after bkt's post..... I'll pass too!
    In fact, I will never use their search engine again.
    Good Search is cool! Every time you use it the wife says some animal gets a meal. That works for me :)
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Well then you better take and give your computers away now. Why because Microsoft is tailoring their OS to help the Chinese Govt block Internet sights it deems harmful to their people. If you drive a chevy you better get rid of it and get another car why because GM has factories in Mexico an oppressive government that doesn't allow gun ownership. Oh one of the biggest lead mines is there too so you all better give up your guns as well. You better stop watching movies and tv as well. Oh and that pizza you just stuffed in your face came from a pizza joint that doesn't allow its drivers to carry a gun. What about the food in your fridge? Is it from a store that is anti union like Safeway? better not eat anything either or else your supporting a bad company. I bet your going to vote McCain right? even though he is right there with Obama on Gun Control. So I don't want to hear the whining about how google is evil and good search is not because they feed some animal that should not be in a shelter if more dumb azz people had a brain and could spay and neuter their pets. Oh yeah and Good search supports PETA so which one is worse? So I guess your good search is not so darn good is it?

    Me I could give a rats butt about what the owners like and don't like.


    I just would like to say that I did uninstall it why? well I found it was scanning my hard drive. That is a no thank you from me. no matter what company you are. I told them that I would not be using chrome because of that feature.
     
  11. FALPhil

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    Google assists the Red Chinese too.

    But, hey, there's a bunch of flavors of Unix with plenty of desktop applications.

    As for Chevy's, well the law in Mexico may be anti-gun, but then in Mexico, the law is, well, optional. That's a lot different than what goes on in Red China.
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    How is one oppressive government different from another?

    You better go and tell your wife to give up all her diamond jewelry because it is mined in a country that is oppressive.

    I see if it suites your taste to not like something because of how they look at life like google then it is ok. But watching movies and eating are not the same right? Driving a car from a company that uses almost slave labor to built their cars and trucks is ok because "well the law is optional in Mexico". To me that is called two faced.
     
  13. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Been using Linux as a primary desktop solution since the early 1990's. (Then again, I'm a Solaris sysadmin and using Linux is second nature to me.)

    When possible, try not to support our enemies. Wal-Mart has low prices, yes, but the vast majority of the stuff sold there comes from China. Look at the labels on the stuff you're buying. Set it down if it says "Made in China" and look for an American-made alternative.

    That was my concern exactly. And you're right that it wouldn't matter what the nature of the company is that is doing the snooping. But it is telling that Google really is very left-leaning and sees nothing wrong with examining and analyzing your information without your consent.
     
  14. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    BKT,

    If you try to find an alternate for "Made in China" products, you will end up with "Made in Korea" products. I looked and looked for a "Made in USA" label at Wallyworld, and I couldn't hardly find one... not as an alternate product anyway!
     
  15. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    That is sadly true. But I'd rather buy from an ally like Korea than an enemy.

    Check these out: http://www.madeinusa.org/ http://www.madeinusa.com/ http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/
     
  16. ScottG

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    This is truly sad. Remember when Wallyworld used to advertise "Buy American" and claimed everything they sold was made in America?

    I was considering installing Chrome, but when I heard about the drive scanning and possible data collecting, I decided Internet Exploder wasn't the only evil browser out there. Firefox has been good to me lately. I'll take a little slower performance for enhanced security and a name other than Microsoft (or Google, now).
     
  18. Northwoods

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    Hey Cpt Tango 30,

    How do you find out if a search engine is scanning your hard drive? How do find out if ANYBODY is scanning your harddrive?

    Does Firefox do this? Does the Google search engine do this?

    Just wondering.....
     
  19. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You can "HEAR" it running your harddrive. You can also see it... your HDD busy light will turn on and off frequently.
     
  20. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    If you're technically inclined, you can detect unusual hard disk activity and monitor and analyze outgoing network packets.

    But if, after installing Chrome and making no other updates to your PC, you see your HD thrashing every so often, it's a pretty good indicator something is going on and Chrome might be a likely reason why. Maybe it's reindexing its cookie cache, and maybe it's looking on your hard drive for information "to make your browsing experience even better". Being the paranoid sort that I am, Chrome won't be installed anytime soon on any of my PCs.