Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.70
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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In slightly more than a year, Google Chrome has surprised users and critics alike by acquiring a skyrocketing percentage of the browser market share. That attention and heavy usage is not undeserved. Chrome 5 is blazingly fast, more stable than previous versions, and introduces support for extensions, better bookmark syncing and management, browser preference syncing, and further HTML5 innovations.

Based on WebKit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari, Google's Android mobile platform, and several other Web-browsing tools, but with a different JavaScript engine, Chrome's interface remains a drastic departure from other browsers nearly two years after it first debuted. 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 other tabs do not.

The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox," which includes suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history and search suggestions from your search engine. It remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that lets you create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history-recording cookies, and can work with all of your extensions or just the ones you choose.

Unlike previous editions of the browser, version 5 feels fully baked in a way that they didn't. There are still complaints about wonky Web site support, but those tend to be the rare exception, and not the general rule. Minor problems aside, Chrome should be a serious option for anybody who wants a browser that gets out of the way of browsing the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 3091 votes

    • 5 star 1197
    • 4 star 791
    • 3 star 443
    • 2 star 249
    • 1 star 411
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4 stars

"I can't use anything else now"

June 25, 2010  |  By eljessbo

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

smart tabs, auto complete, most visited page, fast browsing.

Cons

I have had some problems playing flash videos, some times it just crashes without a reason.

Summary

this is by far my favorite web browser yet, the feature I love the most is the auto complete. I can just type c+enter and it fills in cnet.com. even if the browser was the "slowest" it would still be the most efficient.

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5 stars

"Greatest and Fastest browser on earth"

June 25, 2010  |  By gorko2010

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

Every thing about chrome is good

Cons

None so far

Summary

Excellent product

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4 stars

"Very strong and fast"

June 24, 2010  |  By clementepe

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

Easy to use and frendly

Cons

Can't find one

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3 stars

"Just ok , nothing special as of now"

June 24, 2010  |  By udayan1985

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

I am having problem in ORKUT ....when i view images in orkut via chrom i can not use the BACK bottom to check images one by one ...........so deleted the browser ....many more small problem .......but i am sure Google will over come ...........

Cons

Many small

Summary

its ok can use for normal use Fire fox is the best ......

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5 stars

"Just Great. Browser of the future."

June 23, 2010  |  By ivoinperu

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

Faster, easy, less memory and extensions are getting better every day, what else do you want.

Cons

Not as many extensions (yet) and add ons as Firefox.

Summary

Want a cool, safe, memory and workspace saving browser. This is it.

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5 stars

"Never going back to IE"

June 22, 2010  |  By nmweatherman

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

Chrome is blazingly fast

Cons

None right now

Summary

I have wrestled with IE7 and IE8 to the point of tears. Today I decided to try Google Chrome...what do I have to lose? Chrome is three times faster than IE8. It is simple and has a short learning curve. What else do surfers need? I am never going back to Microsoft browsers. No more MS fun and games. Chrome rocks!

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5 stars

"it is just awesome and very fast"

June 22, 2010  |  By apoorvraj10

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

its extension are nice

Cons

somtimes chrases

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2 stars

"Google Chrome Web Browser"

June 22, 2010  |  By WolfyRandallBear

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

This browser is very fast at loading pages and not bad going from one page to another

Cons

THere are no visible places for bookmarks and to try to set the page up similar to IE 7 or 8 or Mozilla Firefox, seems very impossible. Not at all user friendly for the novice computer person.

Summary

Not a bad browser. Just wish it was more user friendly in plain english not techincal geek terms.

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5 stars

"It works OK"

June 21, 2010  |  By Robin Mitchell

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

It always latches on

Cons

nothing to dislike

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5 stars

"Very good browser"

June 20, 2010  |  By justice99

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.70

Pros

Very fast and stable. Simple and easy to use. Does not have unnecessary function nor tab.

Cons

none so far

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.375.70

    Security fixes:

  • Medium: Cross-origin keystroke redirection. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Security Team.
  • High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
  • High: Memory error in table layout. Credit to wushi of team509.
  • High: Linux sandbox escape. Credit to Mark Dowd under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
  • High: Bitmap stale pointer. Credit to Mark Dowd under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
  • High: Memory corruption in DOM node normalization. Credit to Mark Dowd under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
  • High: Memory corruption in text transforms. Credit to wushi of team509.
  • Medium: XSS in innerHTML property of textarea. Credit to sirdarckcat of Google Security Team.
  • High: Memory corruption in font handling. Credit: Apple.
  • High: Geolocation events fire after document deletion. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Justin Schuh).
  • High: Memory corruption in rendering of list markers. Credit: Apple.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 09, 2010
Date Added June 09, 2010
Version 5.0.375.70
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,508,521
Downloads Last Week 23,876
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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