Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3088 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.154.36
  • Total Downloads:
    25,461,134
  • Date Added:
    December 11, 2008
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,099
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Note: 11/25/08 - updated v0.4.154.25 - sethr.

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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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 71 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 12
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    out of 3088 votes

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    • 2 star 249
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2 stars

"Chrome is very unsecure"

September 04, 2009  |  By toddhcxz

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

I liked the speed that Chrome had when running YouTube

Cons

Google Chrome led to me being hacked my a mallware trojan uacd.sys.

Summary

Chrome 2.1 is fast, but all the back doors make it easily hacked. Chrome is even less
secure than ie 6. Chrome is a work in progress. I had to uninstall Chrome, because of
all the mallware hacks--even with Mcafee security center running.

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5 stars

"The best web browser"

January 11, 2009  |  By chriszacht

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

cool efficient clean

Cons

problems with flash

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4 stars

"Sometimes Good Sometimes Bad"

January 11, 2009  |  By samdarsh143

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

Faster than any other browser on most of the sites

Cons

Eats Up Kilos of RAM
Opens some sites slower than firefox

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4 stars

"Good but needs polishing"

January 10, 2009  |  By 3agl3

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

Faster surf , easy to use and understand design

Cons

No add-ons like Firefox and others and no customizable themes

Summary

Google should improve it in what other browsers have but keeping in mind that many like fast surf and easy to use designs

Updated on Jan 10, 2009

It sometimes freezes if you are trying to load too many tabs at a time and uses much memory

Updated on Jan 11, 2009

some sites that work with FF do not work with Chrome

Updated on Jan 11, 2009

Sites load slowly and may even freeze your computer the first time you load them but it usually loads fast the second time and cause no problem

Updated on Jan 11, 2009

You seem to know too much about it... VERY SUSPICIOUS...

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5 stars

""Great.Great.Great"!!!!!!"

January 10, 2009  |  By neel_b

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

Brilliant speed!!!!!! simple look.......great blocking of pop-ups

Cons

no extensions,no add-ons,not so simple interface

Summary

It's brilliant......it can be a good option instead of FF......the speed is same as that of firefox.......but the thing i like the most is that it blocks pop-ups very very well..........even better than FF.......though FF is the best it can be used as a good alternative to FF.I would recommend it to anyone who wants simple and fast browsing.......and petoskey you can choose where to save files by going into options and selecting download source......
Keep Rocking!!

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1 stars

"Not the best, Unsecure"

January 10, 2009  |  By Petoskey116

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

It is sorta fast... i guess...

Cons

1. It doesn't play flash animated games and apps right.
2. It's unsecure, viruses can easily download on your computer, it Doesn't ask if you want to save a file to your computer.
3. Sometimes it locks up and wont load any web pages.

Summary

This browser is ok, but it sucks... I hate it, I use opera instead.

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1 stars

"Crash blah Crash"

January 09, 2009  |  By valcrow

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

Its new? Other than that I got nothing.

Cons

1. I see everyone is saying its fast? I don't see a difference in loading pages between Chrome and Firefox in speed at all?

2. I have customized Firefox with extentions I love and love for and can barely function with plain Chrome.

Summary

I don't dislike it. I just don't see the benefits to moving to it from what I am currently using.

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3 stars

"It's ok..."

January 09, 2009  |  By Cradelikz

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

Good speed!!

Cons

They say it's not a hog resource but it swaps more RAM in one tab, than my FF 3.0 with 5 tabs. how's that?

Also, after some period of time open and running by itself it just crashes flash.
(Say hi mediafire)

Summary

Needs work. But it's a good quickstart. But it really needs work.

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5 stars

"Chrome, Shinny... Top Quality"

January 08, 2009  |  By Arionex

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

The address bar works as both a Google search engine bar and the internet bar. The features this web browser brings are useful enough. So far I've personally been using Chrome since pretty much it's BETA release and I haven't had a bad moment with.

Cons

No Cons to mention up to this date

Summary

Google Chrome is quiet helpful when you are in a pinch. The combination between a regular internet web browser and the integrated searchs bar featured within the address bar keeps Chrome clean and fast. The ability to customize almost every aspect of Chrome yet keeping its functionality at maximum is what catched my eye about it. So far I have no bad moments.

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3 stars

"Nothing New , Takes huge space"

January 08, 2009  |  By CoolNile

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.36

Pros

It's fast , Stable , Simple and easy to navigate

Cons

1- Google Chrome is nothing new compared to Firefox , Safari or IE .
2- It takes huge HD space

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.154.36
Version 1.0.154.36 includes better stability and performance of plug-ins (particularly video), better bookmarking and privacy features, and improved speed.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 11, 2008
Date Added December 11, 2008
Version 1.0.154.36
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,461,134
Downloads Last Week 23,099
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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