Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3086 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2.149.27
  • Total Downloads:
    25,364,213
  • Date Added:
    September 02, 2008
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,855
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Chrome is Google's attempt to make the browser disappear and to focus on the applications and pages users are viewing, rather than on the border with its tools. Some of Chrome's basic underpinnings are quite novel, but people will recognize other features as they exist in other, open-source browsers on the market today.

Currently only for Windows, Chrome is blazingly fast and is easily the quickest browser available. Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari and Google's Android mobile platform, Chrome's interface is a drastic departure from other browsers. Instead of the traditional toolbar, Chrome puts its tabs on top. Moreover, the tabs are detachable: "tabs" and "windows" are interchangeable here. Detached tabs can be dragged and dropped into the browser, and tabs can be rearranged at any time. By isolating each tab's processes, when one site crashes, the browser does not.

Within each tab are individual controls, such as forward and back buttons. The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox." The Omnibox includes not only suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history, it also includes search suggestions from your search engine, and remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that allows you to create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail or Calendar. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history recording cookies.

Chrome lacks plug-ins, and there's the potential for high memory usage given that each tab is its own process. If you're addicted to Web apps and a need for speed, though, Chrome just might be the shine your browsing experience has been looking for.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 203 votes

    • 5 star 74
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 19
    • 1 star 26
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    out of 3086 votes

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    • 2 star 249
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1 stars

"FAILS TO INSTALL:ERROR 0X8004071C!"

March 28, 2009  |  By arclight1217

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

HAVEN'T FOUND ANY YET!

Cons

NO ERROR CODE FOR INSTALL FAILURE!! HOW THE HECK ARE YOU SUPPOSE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WHEN YOU CAN'T DE-CODE THE ERROR??

Summary

WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHERE THE ERROR CODES ARE TO FIND OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED TO INSTALL IT. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THIS ERROR IS? ANY HELP APPRECIATED! GREATLY! BEEN FIGHTING THIS FOR DAYS NOW. TRIED TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM I.E.7,I.E.8, FIREFOX E, AOL 9.0, ALWAYS GET THE SAME ERROR ON ANY BROWSER I'M ON.OUT OF IDEAS? CHECKED THINGS IN INTERNET OPTIONS-ALL SEEM TO BE OK, BUT NO GO, SAME ERROR! HELP!

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4 stars

"Well on the way to 5 stars"

September 13, 2008  |  By hanksite

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

layout and tool bar/tabs- quick loading Like with Google, i like the logic of the program that makes it easy to use and to get used to.

Cons

dead link messages - programs/plug ins that will not run

Summary

As more programs get on board and can run in Chrome, its value and use will greatly increase. Even now to start it flows smoothly. When it does crash it closes instead of like some other browsers that lock up or freeze the entire system. Need to bring Robocop and others into the system.

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1 stars

"WOW THAT WAS EASY!!!"

September 12, 2008  |  By killerbadger1994

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Personally i like and use Mozilla Firefox. When i installed this it was slow, and made Firefox crash a lot!

Cons

The only good thing i can say about it is IT AS VERY EASY TO UNINSTALL!!!!!!!!!

Summary

The set up is not that good, just trying to copy everyone else two versions ago. Terrible coding with lots of flaws that cause it to run slow. It causes other programs to run differently which just slowed the whole computer down!

Updated on Sep 12, 2008

idk where u are or what u r using but google chrome was really slow 4 me

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3 stars

"Just as fast as firefox 3.0; beats IE 7 in speed easily"

September 08, 2008  |  By julianwoj

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Overall, it is a great browser, but still needs work to beat the 20% share of the firefox market. Fast, great interface, easy to use and minimal; possibly too minimal

Cons

There are many issues I have with this chrome browser. There are no RSS feeds, but I am sure they will put this in. Next in line is there are no extensions which then leads on to it being too bare and minimulistic for me, and there is a privacy issue

Summary

Overall, like what I am seeing, but needs more work, needs more extensions and I do not like the way google chrome logs every keystroke and sends it to google which means it could be classed as spyware and this for me is the dealbreaker. Untill google change their privacy policy, this is taking invasion of privacy WAY TO FAR!

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5 stars

"Best browser out there"

September 08, 2008  |  By omarko_54

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Very simple and easily used browser

Cons

Meets all users needs

Summary

Since google chrome is a newly made browser it meets all internet surfing needs of gaming- watching videos- playing songs. It is a simple very easy to understand browser with an interface like MAC OS.
This one will sure kick all other browsers of the path

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5 stars

"Google Chrome future king of web browsers"

September 08, 2008  |  By JerryFromHia305

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

it loads fast and it easy to use and faster then those other browser and the tabs make it much more easy to find a tab when you have lot open and you can move them around and place them in the order you want

Cons

none at all there down sides to google chrome to me

Summary

all those other web browser going to have to move the side sooner or later cause google chrome will be sitting on top of the hill as the new king of all web browsers

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5 stars

"Best! READ down!!!Must see the whole summary !!!!!!!!!"

September 08, 2008  |  By ericlingky

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Fast!!!
Pretty!!!
Easy!!!
This three word you can know that Google Chrome is the best now!!!(8-9-2008)

Cons

I think there is some web page not compatible with it.But i haven meet the web page that cannot compatible with it...
Yay!

Summary

Mozilla not the best browser now?
What browser the best???
The answer is GOOGLE CHROME!!!!!
Google Chrome is faster than Mozilla Firefox.
How can i say?
I use download.com to do a test.
i clear all the private data from Firefox and Google Chrome.
Then i type download.com in the both browser.
I click Firefox go first.
Then i click Chrome.(maximum slower 0.8sec)
So,whats the result is?
Chrome are done the web page first!!!
Dun forget,i click Firefox go first,but Chrome done first.....
Whats do u think???
Which is faster???
I think GOOGLE CHROME!!!
But i wan to tell a thing,
my test is not very professional.....

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5 stars

""wow such big pages""

September 08, 2008  |  By jmphillips76

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Easy to use without all the unneeded things of many other browsers, rather enjoy the most visited windows. Fast loading, clean looking.

Cons

none that are major, would like options to change colors.

Summary

All in all a good browser, I was using opera for the past couple months and before that I was using Firefox, just try'n to figure what browser besides IE to use on a regular. I just started using Maxthon ... which I will say is a very good browser. But I like this overall the best right now due to the look and feel of the "slimmed-down" browser

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4 stars

"Simplistic and Minimalistic Browser"

September 07, 2008  |  By Nuraniah

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

Love the minimalist look of it. Especially love the designated bookmark button. Love the fact that with so few toolbars it can function as well as the IE. Clean interface.

Cons

Interface could be improve. Add some colour to it. :) or allow more room for personalization.
Enable it to bookmark just like opera 9. Drag and make it a toolbar.

Summary

great new browser. still room for improvement to be the best.

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5 stars

"fab. FAST. EXCELLENT."

September 07, 2008  |  By colinandjohn

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.27

Pros

just what the web user needs.... gets you to where you want to go and fast too. SUPERB!! Highly Needed. AT LAST something without JUNK.

Cons

What Kept YOU!!

Summary

Just what the web user needs.... gets you to where you want to go and fast too. SUPERB!! Highly Needed. AT LAST something without JUNK.

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What's new in version 0.2.149.27
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Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date September 02, 2008
Date Added September 02, 2008
Version 0.2.149.27
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
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File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
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Total Downloads 25,364,213
Downloads Last Week 14,855
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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