Google Chrome

Google Chrome

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.99
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 02, 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 42 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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5 stars

"great browser"

September 07, 2010  |  By littleshotter

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

fast reliable seldom ever crashes..

Cons

does not always bring up the pages i want how i want them

Summary

great browser use it as my default..

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4 stars

"Awesome interface and very fast."

July 26, 2010  |  By rondo341

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

Probably the best browser as far as speed and looks go.

Cons

Not that many securiry features.

Summary

awesome, but could be improved.

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5 stars

"Other Browsers are playing catch up"

July 25, 2010  |  By rmj5031

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

As a web developer chrome is the best behaving and best looking browsers of the top three. It doesn't use the large amount of memory like FF does, and you don't need "css hacks" like IE. The JavaScript Rendering Engine is pure win.

Cons

Since it is a departure in layout compare to the other browers, some people will find it annoying. Also some web pages will not display correctly, but that is the web developers fault. Remember Float: left; to fix 90% of Chrome/FF css problems

Summary

As of now, All computer's default browser should be Chrome. FF and IE have some catching up to do. And, don't fear change!

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5 stars

"LOVE IT , love it"

July 20, 2010  |  By Sib&Jim

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

Fast and uncomplicated

Cons

The tool bar could be improved

Summary

My new computer came with Win 7 and IE8 , I spend a lot of time on FB and was having a lot of problems. IE8 would freeze up and recover over and over. A tec friend with a computer repair store told me they were putting Google Chrome on all of their computers and so did I. I have no more problems and the speed is fantastic..

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1 stars

"at times it is unable to open even yahoo websites"

July 20, 2010  |  By lokendr

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

at times it is unable to open even yahoo websites

Cons

at times it is unable to open even yahoo websites

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5 stars

"Decent browsers"

July 19, 2010  |  By VigneshIyer92

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

1. Blazingly fast
2. Stable

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Simply Amazing"

July 19, 2010  |  By zinc55

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

Speed
Startup time
Extensions
interface
Look

Cons

occasional erros

Summary

Better, faster, and nimbler than IE, Safari, and even Firefox. The best browser around.

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5 stars

"great, quick, reliable, stable"

July 19, 2010  |  By pfeuz

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

very good to deploy, very fast, stable and reliable

Cons

no negative

Summary

generally nice to utilise, responsive and does what it purports to do

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4 stars

"Very fast browser and IMO very innovative"

July 16, 2010  |  By king_jonathan

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

Best performance in javascript. Noticeably faster than the other browsers.

Cons

There are not as much plugins for it as for e.g. Firefox.

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5 stars

"Chrome broke my reliance on Microsoft"

July 15, 2010  |  By cpilki99

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Pros

The user interface is extremely easy to use. The speed with which webpages loaded, the ability to manipulate tabs, and the available extensions all convinced me to switch it to my default browser.

Cons

There are some rare websites that have some compatibility issues with the browser. However, this problem is easily solved by the Internet Explorer extension, where you can open websites in IE, IN A CHROME TAB!!

Summary

I would highly recommend this browser for speed, ease of use, and internet functionality. I find the available extensions very useful. I was a Microsoft fanboy until I used this product. Give it a try, I am sure you will like it.

Updated on Jul 22, 2010

I have added a wikipedia, youtube, facebook, twitter, internet explorer, and Google Calendar extensions to help facilitate my web browsing experience. I find that having Google Calendar update me on my schedule while I'm at my computer has helped me keep on track with my appointments and business. Moreover, I have also found I have increasingly used bookmarks as they are easy to add, manipulate, and organize. The ability to choose between the Dev, Beta, and Stable version also add desirability and options to potential users.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.375.99

    This release fixes the following security issues:

  • [42396] Low OOB read with WebGL. Credit to Sergey Glazunov; Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [42575] [42980] Medium Isolate sandboxed iframes more strongly. Credit to sirdarckcat of Google Security Team.
  • [$500] [43488] High Memory corruption with invalid SVGs. Credit to Aki Hekin of OUSPG; wushi of team509.
  • [$500] [44424] High Memory corruption in bidi algorithm. Credit to wushi of team509.
  • [45164] Low Crash with invalid image. Credit to javg0x83.
  • [$1000] [45983] High Memory corruption with invalid PNG (libpng bug). Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$500] [46360] High Memory corruption in CSS style rendering. Credit to wushi of team509.
  • [46575] Low Annoyance with print dialogs. Credit to Mats Ahlgren.
  • [47056] Low Crash with modal dialogs. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 02, 2010
Date Added July 02, 2010
Version 5.0.375.99
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
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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