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1488 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2010 6:10 PM by Brooklyn Lion
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2010 4:17 PM (in response to whiskey sour)Just download and try it and see if you like it. Nobody's comments matter compared to that.
I keep it on my machine for occasional use and testing. It seems fine, but FireFox and related browsers are probably more flexible.iMac Intel/2C2D, eMac G4/700, Mac OS X (10.6), 10.5, 10.4, 10.3, 9.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2010 4:51 PM (in response to whiskey sour)As suggested, go ahead and just try it. I have all of the browsers you mentioned as well as Opera on my Macbook Pro. Each has it's strengths and weaknesses. I was using Chrome in Windows when it first was available and I eagerly awaited it for Mac. I liked the minimalist design.
The primary thing I use Chrome for now is to play Flash content. While there are things like Click-To-Flash, to block Flash in Safari, the catch was that the website still thought you had Flash installed, which sometimes makes it hard to test HTML5. So I uninstalled Flash, and if I need Flash, I'll open the webpage in Chrome, which has it's own Flash player. I don't have that many places I need Flash so this is not much of an inconvenience to me, but it does mean that Chrome is very important to my working abilities.MBP 15" Penryn, Mini 2009, iPad 3G (4.2), Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2010 5:31 PM (in response to whiskey sour)I gave it a try while on a 5 hour flight since they were kind enough to pay for my inflight WiFi.
Meh. It's another browser.
At first, I was delighted to have the tabs on top. However, that was short lived as they used up the saved screen real estate in wasted grey space.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2010 8:32 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)Hi Tom-appreciate your reply and I will likely try Chrome eventually. However
I put the query on this forum in the event that I might obtain information from anyone who had already tried it. So far I have been successful in obtaining some opinions which I do appreciate. Thanks again for your input.iMac 27 i5, 1TB., Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4 GB RAM, Lacie 500GB d2 Quadra, WD Passport 160,Linksys WRT160N
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2010 8:39 PM (in response to whiskey sour)Thanks all for your input. A Mac friend has pointed me to one change that Chrome made in the wording of Google's use of content. The change has made it less obtrusive to Chrome users:
Google has admitted it made a mistake in the original wording of the EULA that accompanied its chrome browser, and amended it.
The original wording essentially gave Google the ability to do whatever it wanted with your content when it was posted through Chrome.
"By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services," the EULA claimed.
However, the company has now drastically amended this to read: "You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."
My Mac friend also mentioned that CNET has quite a good review on Chrome:
http://download.cnet.com/Google-Chrome/3000-2356_4-10881381.htmliMac 27 i5, 1TB., Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4 GB RAM, Lacie 500GB d2 Quadra, WD Passport 160,Linksys WRT160N
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2010 7:46 PM (in response to whiskey sour)Hi! I have used Chrome on my Microsoft PC; it sure beats that browser in terms of simplicity and speed. I was wondering if installing and running it on Mac increases risks of spyware and virus contamination vs using Safari. Anybody have any ideas?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2010 8:29 PM (in response to Brooklyn Lion)
... I was wondering if installing and running it on Mac increases risks of spyware and virus contamination vs using Safari...
In general, no. The choice of browser does not increase your chance of malware. Both Safari and Chrome are based on Webkit so would likely be closer in vulnerability level to each other as compared to something using another engine like Firefox or Opera.
In my particular case, since I don't have Flash installed, and Chrome has it's own built-in Flash player, potentially Chrome is more vulnerable than the Safari, Firefox, Camino and Opera installed on my computer, if I go to a site with some Flash malware. But realistically, the fact that you're on a Mac means there are no virus' targeting you and significantly less malware in general, so Chrome on a Mac is "safer" than Chrome on a PC, just as Safari on a Mac is "safer" than Safari on a PC.MBP 15" Penryn, Mini 2009, iPad 3G (4.2), Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 6:10 PM (in response to Asatoran)Thanks for the info.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)