Chrome to pre-load pages for "wicked fast" browsing

By Emil ยท 56 replies
Nov 11, 2010
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  1. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    To me Chrome is already the browsing choice if this works out as they want it it would be great but im thinkin it maight take more ram and processin power i hope it doesnt over do it now chrome barely takes anything and its really fast regardless of internet im talking about loadin speed and such
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I think they are probably going to use their massive infrastructure at the back end to provide this caching ability; but it is a calculated guess.

    I totally agree, it is simply for bragging rights nothing more, because browser can only do that much, if the user doesn't have a fast connection you can't go too far with such features anyway.
  3. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 162   +15

    sounds like a great feature but i hope there is an option to opt out of this. I have slow internet and need 100% of my bandwidth to load a simple webpage or it will never load. this pre-loading would certainly slow me down even further.
  4. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I have been using Chrome as my main browser for a while. Firefox 4 and IE9 are ok but do not have anywhere near the speed of Chrome! This feature could be really useful, not quite sure how it is going to work though as it almost has to predict which website you want to go to. Look forward to seeing it though.
  5. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Chrome is currently my primary browser of choice. I love the simplicity and speed of it. This seems to be an interesting feature. I wonder how they will limit the bandwidth and memory usage while the system waits for the user to open up that page. If they can pull it off, it will be very nice, though the page may not be quite up to date from when it cached it. Things change pretty quickly on the internet.
  6. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I don't really find this preloading web pages useful. It's kind of like that add-on for Firefox called... I forgot.

    A lot of USEFUL things are missing in Chrome even though I do prefer it over Firefox just because it's faster. I, however, do need Firefox for more of those "Power User" elements that it has that Chrome is severely lacking.

    It's kind of surprising how slow the Chrome community is in producing useful extensions. Sure it's only a year or so old, but at that frame of time Firefox already has the primary useful extensions ready and being constantly updated. It just feels like the Chrome community isn't as active (or at least as adept in scripting) as the Firefox crowd.
  7. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Chrome has never failed me compared to how pathetic Safari is. I have both of them (chrome on desktop and safari on mobile). Safari is just the most annoying browser ever made.
  8. omega00

    omega00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    Sounds promising. Other browsers will continue to play catchup with Google thanks to this innovation. Hopefully, this new feature doesn't end up slowing down old computers.. computers with limited memory.
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Chrome has Add-Ons of its own ya know? Don't know for sure if it has the ones you mentioned above though.
  10. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Does that mean it will be continually downloading page data in order for the page to load in a blink when clicked ?
    If so it won't be of use to someone like me with a very low internet speed and bandwidth, I still use Firefox as my only browser, but I'm sure interested in new features in other browsers, and Google sure is obsessed with speed more than anything else.
  11. i want it on opera! both preview and instant!
  12. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Chrome 8 beta seems pretty fast already. I wonder when they will upgrade Chrome 9 to beta status. Opera is fast too, although not quite up to Chrome's speed. However, Opera may pull a surprise with their coming Opera 11.
  13. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    They both excel at different things as well. This is something that people never seem to mention. They just look at Peacekeeper tests and say that Chrome is faster. Which is true. But look at the details and generally, Opera is faster at specific areas compared to Opera.
  14. codefeenix

    codefeenix TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Just load them on to the disk. Read speed from your HD greatly exceeds your internet connection.
  15. I invite you to use OPERA!
  16. I use Firefox for best compatibility and security, and I use Opera for everything else.
  17. Do you want speed, then you should try to use Opera!
  18. Sounds like the web accelerator app Google discontinued. At this point hardware is the only thing that will accelerate the web. SSDs and memory are already out now......
  19. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    It could be nice features. I am using Google Chrome from last 4 months and now i have almost stopped using mozilla firefox which was my favorite browser from quite long time.
  20. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    the speed chrome has is for people with slower computers, or for people with slower internet. no matter how fast yur internet or computer is, u will still probably notice a difference between chrome and other browsers. i think that chrome should give us the option of using more or less of our ram and cpu so that people wont lag out or can use their computer to its full potential.
  21. Det

    Det TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I liked that. The fact that Google really focuses on speed with Chrome - rather than bloat it and slow it down with zillions of unnecessary features - is very true and the phrasing used here is not derogatory against Google in any way.

    Always remain neutral - that's why one of my daily visits of finding out what's going on in the world goes to TechSpot.

    ps. Gotta love these Opera fanboys saying: "Chrome is just a stripped down version of Opera...", etc. 1) Opera is closed source. There's not a way in _hell_ would you be able to get its source and just cut down all the unnecessary features. The only possibly way is to either use someone else's code (open source code) or do everything yourself from scratch - in case you did the latter one you really earned some respect. 2) Just because Google wants to create/succeeds in creating a faster web experience with Chrome/Chromium (I'm talking about a common web experience) and quickly gets more market share than Opera has, it's not really a good reason to start blutantly trolling around and trying to prove yourself how Opera has got to be the true 'future of browsers today'.

    I'm not, of course, saying that Opera is a really slow or bloated browser (the installation size and startup times are actually quite surprising concidering how many features has been stucked into it) nor am I saying everybody here talking about Opera in a positive way is just trolling his/her ignorance like that guy is/was. It's very fast and hardware acceleration will be added to it at some point (sooner or later, since taking advantage of your GPU can _really_ speed up your browsing (which is also what Microsoft relies on with IE. Single great features to improve performance rather than trying to gain every possible speed increase through smaller changes)) but my 'vote' still goes for Chrome. It's _exactly_ the kinda browser I want to have and no closed source browser will ever be able to keep up with it. It's a tough job for the open source ones too.

    Call _me_ a fanboy but that's just my story.
  22. silvershad0w

    silvershad0w TS Rookie

    I'm curious to see this in action. Chrome can be pretty demanding on memory but along with this new feature may provide some new technology that allows the browser as a whole to be more memory efficient. I currently use Chrome because from what I've read and seen myself it is the safest browser for Windows at this time. The market is ever evolving and continues to grow on one of the key points in a user's choice of a browser: speed & security. This sounds to be a promising new feature and I've already got a few ideas on how they could cache pages a user visits most often, however, I'm no developer so I'll just keep it at that. The privacy of a user with this feature enabled keeps coming to mind as I'm writing this since keeping your browser history stored to some degree will most likely be a part of this new feature. Only time will tell... Keep it up Google :)
  23. don't think its gonna affect too much ram, u should be happy that ur able to utilize ur computer fully if you not a hard core multitasker .

    if i talk about my computer i have got all the browsers and i keep them open all the time plus some other applications likek photoshop and dreamweaver n still more than 3 gb of ram is available i don't think its gonna affect urs tooooooooo just becoz of a browser ;) cheers now.
  24. 255juan

    255juan TS Rookie

    I'll stick with Firefox

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