Google Chrome

Google Chrome

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.86
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 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

    3.9

    out of 17 votes

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    3.7

    out of 3091 votes

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    • 2 star 249
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1 stars

"hard to even get this posted with new version"

July 03, 2010  |  By 18cdbob18

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

none unless you wanted your browsing slowed to a crawl

Cons

huge and numerous instability issues i never encountered before

Summary

completely disappointed... hope they have bug fixes soon

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4 stars

"So Much Faster than my other 3: FF, IE, Maxthon"

July 02, 2010  |  By PacificBlu2

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

It's very fast at uploading pages; it's got some cool looking skins; it's tabbed browsing; simplicity is what comes to mind. Just no hassles.

Cons

The only thing that gets me about Google Chrome is that I cannot use my "Roboform" to fill in any blanks and passwords. I've not figured out why. Roboform is a MUST-have for anyone with tons of passwords to use online!

Summary

the bottom line to me is this: It's is just super fast for some reason. I NEVER have to wait for pages to load. With IE, well - I just don't even use IE anymore - it's like going back to the beginning of Internet - it's so friggin slow! Firefox is fast at times and slow at others, but it seems to get crashes more than Maxthon. Maxthon is very simple and crash-resistant. Not to mention it's very fast too (most times), and there are all kinds of goodies - like the millions of skins you can quickly use. It doesn't just make the toolbar area different like FF's Personsas, it actually skins the whole window, tabs, and everything. I am still amazed at the people who've never heard of Maxthon. I've been using it for 4-5 years already, and I'm tellin ya, it never friggin crashes on me. Oh and it also has good security- surfing. My faves are in this order for my browsers: Maxthon, Google Chrome, Firefox, and ..... well IE just doesn't even fall under a favorite!

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3 stars

"sometimes it keeps stop working"

July 02, 2010  |  By hady_legend

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

it is fast but slower than opera

Cons

it keeps stop working in my win7 32bit, i dont know

Summary

it pretty good but it is also suck sometimes

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2 stars

"Chrome is not better than Firefox"

July 01, 2010  |  By dpcnet6

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

Not sure if it is faster than Firefox, especially Firefox v 3.6.6. Using ad-on's makes it close to FF experience but they work better in FF. When used with a high end computers ( >3Ghz > 2GB ), Chrome responds better.

Cons

A memory HOG. OS takes 20%. FF takes additional 20% only (many tabs). Chrome takes additional 50%!. CPU becomes sluggish due to multiple threads. Many add-ons crash, giving fail messages or work poorly. Not all FF add-ons are available for Chrome.

Summary

Last version of FireFox (3.6.6) is much better, stable and with more better working add-on, than any browser available.

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2 stars

"Disappointing"

July 01, 2010  |  By Cnqaus

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

Previous versions, and that's about it.

Cons

Horrible junk data collector, if you wish to accumulate megs and megs of cr@p, this is for you.

Summary

Yuck. It makes IE look good, which isn't hard if you offer this up. Used previous versions on Vista, and never had a hassle. I do have my doubts about it's use in W7 now I've tried (twice, gave it a good run before I gave up).

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5 stars

"Simply the Best !!"

June 30, 2010  |  By khaled.

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

Simple, Stylish, doesn't crash alot

Cons

Nothing to write here until now ..

Summary

Finally, It's an outsanting browser, simple, effective, cool !!
really google is taking the world by storm with it's products; aside from its search engine, its mobile software (Android), this browser.

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5 stars

"Very FAST+Simple to use"

June 30, 2010  |  By justice99

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

FAST. It is faster than firefox. It is simple and easy to use.

Cons

Did not find homepage buttom.

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5 stars

"Best browser experience ever"

June 30, 2010  |  By papallis

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

Have been using since early versions. Keeps getting better, but with no added clutter and maintains its main superiorities...simplicity and SPEEED.....

Cons

rare but happens, not optimized for certain sites

Summary

no thought needed...it's a must

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4 stars

"excellent browser. very fast and stable on windows 7."

June 30, 2010  |  By fedhatech

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

very fast. stable. clean design.

Cons

none have found so far

Summary

clean design. very fast and stable on windows 7. bravo google team.

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1 stars

"Too slow on windows 7"

June 30, 2010  |  By leofelRR

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.86

Pros

quick startup.

Cons

too slow when you surfing the web.

Summary

too slow need a lot of works, firefox still much better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.375.86

    The integrated flash player has been enabled by default and the following security issues were resolved:

  • Medium XSS via application/json response (regression). Credit to Ben Davis for original discovery and Emanuele Gentili for regression discovery.
  • Medium Memory error in video handling. Credit to Mark Dowd under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
  • High Subresource displayed in omnibox loading. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Security Team.
  • High Memory error in video handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
  • [$500] High Stale pointer in x509-user-cert response. Credit to Rodrigo Marcos of SECFORCE.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 25, 2010
Date Added June 25, 2010
Version 5.0.375.86
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,508,521
Downloads Last Week 23,876
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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