Chrome 17 released with "instant" browsing, improved security

By Matthew
Feb 8, 2012
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  1. Keeping with its snappy development cycle, Google has released the latest stable build of Chrome. The update comes nearly two months after the launch of Chrome 16, a month after…

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  2. Cool... Google Chrome ftw!
  3. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    The only thing I can notice a difference on is perhaps opening Gmail, it seems a bit snappier loading. Most of my other frequently opened sites seem to be unchanged.
  4. Chrome is good, but we like Internet Explorer 9. Chrome is streamlined to work quickly, deleting an abundance of functionality, or hiding it. Internet Explorer 9 has a great deal of functionality and is extremely secure. We prefer ease of access rather than speed. To make a comparison between the two is somewhat miniscule, at most. Chrome buffers at or about the same as Internet Explorer 9. Take your pic.
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 249   +23

    I personally have been waiting for this for a while. Even if it doesn't work all the time, and only makes a few websites load a tad bit faster, it's still faster. Not like it's lost any performance anyway.
  6. Hmm, just tested it, seems the same. Firefox 10 is still faster as far as I can see.
  7. So they copied the Firefox extension Instant Preview and just removed the preview part? Preload but without the preview. Not sure which is better.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/prospector-instant-preview/

    Either way, Firefox 10 still seems faster, we'll have to wait for Lifehacker's benchmarks I guess.
  8. Google is just getting to intrusive for me.
    Trying to avoid anything from Google.
  9. I dropped Firefox for Chrome when it first came out. I had gone through all of the former Mozilla browsers like Foxfire, Phoenix and Mozilla itself, and of course Netscape was king for a long time until it got screwed up.
    Firefox was getting too odd in its handling of cookies. Never got comfortable with IE, it always seemed so odd and too much work to do simple things like managing bookmarks. I've heard of good programmers hiring onto MS and turning stupid, way too much red tape there. I switched to google docs, the continuous MS office upgrade game got us very little. Overall Chrome seems much faster and easier. I still use the other browsers to test my webdesign work. Amazed that MS refuses to get IE to conform to the programming methods other browsers have settled on. We always have to put in a bunch of CSS code to get our work to not hang up in IE.
  10. I liked the New Chrome. It is not only about the speed but Firefox as per me is irritating when it comes to start it for the first time on a day. It takes too long to start, otherwise Good. But when it comes to Chrome it is a browser that I love to use. We being IT'ians don't go to browsers for bookmarks and shortcuts. How many of us really use bookmarks, intensively and regularly; none of us, we just go to address and text it out. Thus, we needed a browser that is not complicated and very blank in appearance, Chrome.
    I even liked the Multi sign-in's into Gmail accounts. Now I dont need outlook for multiple google emails. I can use this feature and sync only useful emails into outlook weekly. Thus, saving a lot of time and internet usage.

    At the end of the day. Better than any other browser today.
  11. All these browsers are pretty much the same thing with a different logo, so as a windows user I see anything other then IE bloatware.
    Keep your PC lean and clean and you'll have a much more enjoyable experience IMO.
  12. In the office I still have windows xp, and this keeps me limited to IE 8.

    Creating a new tab in IE 8 is painfully slow, and it doesn't even have the ability to drag a tab out of a window to create a new window. I know these are available in IE9, but for whatever reason microsoft didn't release 9 for XP.

    Combine a slightly faster speed, 'googling' a term straight from the url, auto updating to reduce maintenance, I see no reason to use anything but chrome.

    Firefox was also good, but at one point it seemed slow to start up. I started trying chrome and haven't gone back in awhile. Something needs to 'go wrong' in chrome in order for me to try another browser. I only continue to have experience in IE because old staff members who don't know that purchasing items in a free app costs real money continue to use it.
  13. Support Open Source...Firefox with Adblock Plus!!! Chrome is run by the privacy invading Google. I use to like Google but they are snooping way to much any more. I deleted my Google+ account and stay logged out of my Google searches. If you need another browser Internet Explorer works.
     
  14. UnknownSky

    UnknownSky Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    I enjoy using Opera and Firefox the most. Chrome just seems very...HAL-like? Also with that preview function...I will never trust auto complete.
  15. Cota

    Cota TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    It doesnt seems to add pre-loading to links that im "cursoring", oh well looks like i will have to print those links and write them on the url bar myself to save time.
  16. Only clueless people use this piece of spyware called Chrome....sigh
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,015   +716

    That's great news! Now Chrome users are safe from everybody except Google....:rolleyes:


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