Google Chrome for Windows 34.0.1847.131

2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 (1301 votes)

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Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP / Open Source / 197,769 downloads

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. It has one box for everything: Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages. Will give you thumbnails of your top sites; Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Reviews of Google Chrome for Windows

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 33.0.1750.154 (Mar 19, 2014)

    I used google chrome in the past, for a number of years. It got better and better, until about a year or more go and went downhill. All of a sudden it became sluggish with slow page rendering, to the point where it simply wasn't worth using any longer.

    At that time, about a year ago I switched to Firefox and have been using it ever since. Quite frankly, Chrome can't hold a candle to FF. I still check out chrome and install updates, however I see virtually no improvement with chrome. I always wonder what happened to chrome.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    inkowyouknow

    Reviewing 33.0.1750.154 (Mar 18, 2014)

    Tried it on my laptop, no better than before a resource hog and a poor attempt at making a browser. Was pants before and is still pants. Google should stick to there search engines and leave this arena well alone.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 33.0.1750.149 (Mar 11, 2014)

    Steve, really, who gives a sh1t about peacekeeper results. The actual difference in any load times or fps is negligible for most users. Chrome fails at the most important part, usability. The lack of options forces one to assimilate their browsing behaviors and that hurts productivity.

    Their entitled attitude towards our privacy is an absolute insult to anyone with a pulse.

    So you can take your peackeeper tests and shove em in your peacepipe for all I care because you are missing the plot

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 33.0.1750.149 (Mar 11, 2014)

    I miss being able to choose the size of of the diskcache and where to place it.
    Also the downloader is a bit clumpsy.
    But this is the best browser available in my opinioin.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 32.0.1700.102 (Jan 28, 2014)

    It wanted your SS#? Forget it, not going to install anymore Chrome versions.

  6. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 32.0.1700.102 (Jan 27, 2014)

    wanted my SS# when I installed and Steve get back to work !

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    Steve1209

    Reviewing 32.0.1700.102 (Jan 27, 2014)

    All you Google haters, try this test on your current browser and then Google Chrome and let me know which the superior browser is hands down OK? The test peacekeeper.futuremark.com. Then we can start a conversation about the BEST browser....Please post your results if you think there is a better browser than Google Chrome, I've tried them all, Google Chrome is way superior.

    Nothing wanted my SS# when I went to that page!!!

  8. 1 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 31.0.1650.63 (Jan 8, 2014)

    Google, Google, Google. Everything is Google-Nuts..!!
    -
    It may be a lightweight, fast Browser... But, WTF good is it when Google have retracted so many search Operators/Queries.?? ..... I'm fed-Up with filling in Google Captchas..!!

    Not sure what I'm talking about..??
    If you are any good at SEO, you can tap out a search string which contains some VERY nifty Queries... Google will see you as a Robot, & Throw up a Captcha into the top left Corner of your browser. Captchas need Human Intervention, So you aint going nowhere till you've solved the captcha... (puzzle) ..
    #ScreenShot: @http://s20.postimg.org/knkxrcczx/Goo_captcha_Bandit.jpg
    Of course,,,,,There are ways round it, But not for public Boards. lol .. ^_^

    All THANX to Cameron, Google, & The Seedy gits who take the P|ss.

    Only 1* for GC. Ive tried it in the past, but not impressed. (personal prefs)
    As for Google Itself, & the Other Big Boys, Bing, Yahoo etc.
    They're gonna push ... (((Even Noobs))) ... Towards Onion Networks & (TOR)

  9. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ball Sacks

    Reviewing 31.0.1650.57 (Nov 30, 2013)

    this thing is better than vagina!

  10. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 31.0.1650.48 (Nov 12, 2013)

    soon Google will buy Beta News and make it Editors choice !

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    Output Overboard

    Reviewing 30.0.1599.69 (Oct 3, 2013)

    Starts fast. Loads pages flawlessly. Many excellent extensions available.
    Frequent updates. Options to turn off Google "spying".

    Zootopia3001 - Try the extension "Always Clear Downloads".

  12. 1 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 29.0.1547.76 (Sep 19, 2013)

    The LEAST trustworthy company out there, let alone the web. I would switch back to Lynx before I used any of their products.

    ONE star on principle from a privacy-concerned IT Security analyst.

  13. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 29.0.1547.66 (Sep 3, 2013)

    this is the best browser....
    why does anyone care how much memory it uses.... everyone has a gig or more of ram. plus swap files = plenty of ram......

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    Steve1209

    Reviewing 29.0.1547.62 (Aug 28, 2013)

    I know everyone hates Google, but this Browser is Rock Solid, FAST, has frequent GREAT updates, supports so many useful extensions, what's not to like about it? I'd give it a 10 seriously. This browser is FAST, if it's not on your computer, time for new hardware...

  15. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 29.0.1547.57 (Aug 20, 2013)

    Agree with all below, the problem is true alternatives are becoming fewer & fewer as the web has been taken over by edjits - After running for just a few mins Chrome is using in excess of 300 meg with four processes running - The only decent alternative I feel is Pale Moon 64.

  16. 1 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 29.0.1547.57 (Aug 20, 2013)

    Can't get rid of the bottom downloads bar. Pops up every time after a download. Should have a choice not to have it appear. Very annoying. Just one more stupid quirk added by the idiots at Google/Chromium. If they are listening to users, which I highly doubt, they're listening to all the wrong users. This browser is not at all typical user friendly. Note to Google: Listen less to geeky users(if you're even listening at all) and more to typical users.

  17. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 28.0.1500.72 (Jul 16, 2013)

    I could just repeat the same things, memory and resource consumption, intrusive, etc.. but that would just be beating a dead horse as it seems they have no interest in listening to feedback.

    So what I'll do instead is point out something new and stupid, double spacing in the menu!?! As if the UI isn't horrible enough they go and do this. Now the menu is huge and for what? This only highlights my biggest gripe and that is NO control over the look and feel of this pos. They have certainly taken notes from Apple on how to dictate to us how we should like it or not. It's the typical their way or the highway mentality, I'll choose the open roads

  18. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 28.0.1500.72 (Jul 15, 2013)

    Closing in on version 30 and the UI is still a skeletal joke. No bookmarks sidebar. More advanced functions are buried several clicks deep. Devs ignore all requests, comments and complaints. even though Google has a Chrome forum and blog to solicit feedback. The only changes from version to version seem to be neurotic tweaks of the interface that do nothing - buttons and menus change in design, position and spacing for no apparent reason.

  19. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 28.0.1500.71 (Jul 10, 2013)

    Working on someone's notebook of recent gave me a chance to look at this POS again. It's still a POS. Internet Explorer 9 was faster than this garbage. And talk about a clunky, unintuitive interface... Sheesh!

  20. 4 out of 5 stars
    B__B

    Reviewing 27.0.1453.110 (Jun 7, 2013)

    Good, nice looking and fast, however quite memory intensive.

  21. 1 out of 5 stars
    -Lord-

    Reviewing 27.0.1453.94 (May 24, 2013)

    memory and resource HOG. First, there's the process of chrome. Now, install a plugin, and it will need it's own chrome process, so that makes two chrome processes. Install another plugin, that's another process. Lather, rinse, repeat.
    Once I got it all setup with the plugins I wanted, just OPENING chrome resulted in 8 separate processes of Chrome, all using up memory. Aside from that, they are privacy invaders with it. STAY FAR AWAY from this.

  22. 3 out of 5 stars
    mfarmilo

    Reviewing 27.0.1453.93 (May 21, 2013)

    Still no overhaul for the download manager to allow for the Save/Open/Cancel prompt offered by other browsers, I see. Chrome is a good browser, but their refusal to implement this one little thing makes it too much of a pain for daily use to me and many others. To be fair though, I can see how it's not an issue to most people. If like me you download a broad range of files, then you'll want to be able to chose file by file whether you want to save it or simply open it.

  23. 1 out of 5 stars
    uberfly

    Reviewing 26.0.1410.64 (Apr 10, 2013)

    They calmly walk the internet with you, clipboard in hand recording your every interest. Enjoy your brave new world.

  24. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 26.0.1410.43 (Mar 27, 2013)

    not good

  25. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 25.0.1364.160 (Mar 11, 2013)

    Chrome is a violent piece of rapeware that will steal your girlfriend, poop on your mom, marry your dog, empty your bank accounts and then blow up the earth.

  26. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 25.0.1364.152 (Mar 5, 2013)

    @alalec
    The bookmarks are far from ergonomic, which is why the bookmark 'functionality' is by far the number one complaint about Google Chrome.
    And what's with the 'Web Store' icon? Sure does mess up a theme. Heaven forbid if it should be placed on a toolbar instead.

  27. 5 out of 5 stars
    alalec

    Reviewing 25.0.1364.152 (Mar 5, 2013)

    Each time I think about an ergonomic or functional feature I find it implemented in Chrome. Excellent and very nice design of the position/superposition of Tab Pages, the Extension functionality, the Address Box, the Bookmarks, and the whole UI. One multifunctional box for address and search entries. The design of the other browsers is not only ugly but it lacks ergonomy. The other browsers occupy your screen using huge or misplaced UI components and ugly toolbars which invade the security and the ergonomy of Internet browsing. Their UI components may jump from one place to another each time you start your browser.
    Behind the curtains, the Chrome's engine is fast and safe. Google provides an excellent synch. service which allows you to find your Chrome browser configuration available on all your PCs. The practical features of Chrome are well thought and well implemented. In order to discover the newest innovations of Chrome I use since the beginning the Dev. version which presents good stability. I would like to say THANK YOU to GOOGLE and CHROME Team.

  28. 2 out of 5 stars
    bruno.

    Reviewing 25.0.1364.97 (Feb 25, 2013)

    Windows 25 is too far away, they should concentrate on Windows 7 and 8 first....

  29. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 25.0.1364.97 (Feb 24, 2013)

    The best browser by far...

  30. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.57 (Jan 31, 2013)

    Why is not Betanews offering the full standalone installer like FileHippo? What they offer here is just a calling device by Google to get the latest stable version. Same could be said for other software offered up here.
    3 stars for Chrome, 3 stars for Betanews

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    Grameradam

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.57 (Jan 31, 2013)

    Wonderfull

  32. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.57 (Jan 30, 2013)

    Spyware. Why is it that spyware cleaners don't quarantine it is what I don't understand. I guess Google pays them off.

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    TheDevilHimself

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.56 (Jan 23, 2013)

    I've been using Google Chrome since it came out, and I'll tell you I've never looked back ever since. It is without any doubt the best and most fast browser anyone can get, no waiting on pages to load it's just quick and sleek. So folks, you can't get anything better, I've tried them all and they just can't live up to Chrome, believe me.

    and Chrome is in my opinion beyond rating, but anyway as allways, FIVE THUMBS UP!!!!

  34. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.56 (Jan 22, 2013)

    Best there is.

  35. 3 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.56 (Jan 22, 2013)

    This piece of rapeware stole my dog, killed my family, gave herpes to my AIDS and then stole all the money from my orphanage.

  36. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.52 (Jan 14, 2013)

    @Music4Ever. My problem isn't someone criticizing a program, it's when they say stuff like "Google spyware", which is simply not true. It's sensationalist, and scares people away from even trying something that they could potentially like.

    I'll agree to disagree as far as features and performance goes, but the word "spyware" is being tossed around way too freely.

  37. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.52 (Jan 12, 2013)

    @eviljolly/DKDude - You have made your points as have I - I'm not going to comment again on Chrome as it really amounts to forum trolling & I don't agree with myself or anyone doing that or continually slating a program although this is being typed on Chrome 24.0.1312.52 ~

    It is possible to disagree with some aspects or functions of a program & use it at the same time without being hypocritical ~ (Windows? / MS Office etc.) + I always install all programs I comment on, how could I do anything else?

    http://img195.imageshack...img195/8531/chromek.jpg

    But recent reviews on Chrome are getting a bit silly so I will desist :-)

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.52 (Jan 12, 2013)

    Absolutely the best and most secure browser available ATM.

  39. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ryusennin

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.52 (Jan 11, 2013)

    Not bad.

  40. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 24.0.1312.52 (Jan 11, 2013)

    Not good

  41. 5 out of 5 stars
    wangsw

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Jan 9, 2013)

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a romantic comedy disguised as an action movie. Also, it is a fun, summer popcorn movie that actually manages to get in a few humorous but truthful bits on relationships and marriage, being suitable to watch at your home with your lovers. So, that you need to have the movie DVD box set collection.

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 25, 2012)

    Music4Ever

    Chrome itself is not mining your data, and this is my point.

    The functionality of instant search requires keystrokes to be sent to Google. This is just the nature of the beast, and if you don't like it, it's easily disabled. Also, the only keystrokes it logs are the ones you are typing into the omnibar, and you can also use a different search engine entirely if you don't like it. It's a matter of convenience.

    Also, any browser with search suggestions enabled is sending data to search engines. So Firefox, IE, Opera, etc are all doing the same thing. I don't see what makes Chrome the bad guy here. They even make a "do not track" option, and clearly state that "omnibox input may be logged" in options. They're not trying to hide this.

    Google is the largest search engine in the world, and of course they will be under fire constantly, just as Apple, Microsoft, and other large companies are all the time. It doesn't mean they're evil, that they're tracking your every move, or that they ever intend to invade your privacy beyond providing relevant advertising content. They make mistakes like any other company, and they'll suffer the consequences, but these articles are nothing less than sensationalist.

    I've skimmed all of your links, and other than the instant search functionality (which I've already discussed) they're all just talking about Google itself. They're a huge company, and just because they're under attack doesn't mean they're intentionally doing anything wrong, or that their Chrome browser is a security risk.

    Chrome has proven itself as the most secure browser out there in many comparisons. Sure, exploits are found, but that goes for any popular software out there, including other top browsers. Performance-wise, it's leader of the pack in most tests. I see no reason not to rate it 5 stars.

    I find it interesting that in an earlier comment you said that Pale Moon is your browser of choice. Even at the time you posted that, the most current version of Pale Moon was using a version of Firefox with known exploits.

    You posted on Aug 24, 2012

    "My favorite: http://www.palemoon.org/";

    Compare with: http://www.mozilla.org/s...rabilities/firefox.html

    I can hardly take you seriously, using a 3rd party browser modification, which doesn't keep itself on the forefront of security. You're worried about Google seeing what you type in the omnibox, but overlook something like this. Ridiculous...

  43. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 21, 2012)

    1 of the worse browsers out on the web. No features. Can't stop ads. Its a basic childs browser if thats what your looking for.

  44. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 12, 2012)

    Absolutely the best, most secure and fastest browser available.

    Don't listen to the Tinfoilhatloonies.

  45. 1 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 12, 2012)

    If this browser is so good, why do they have to pay other software developers hide the installer in their installers to trick people into using it? I have read several of the articles music listed below, in fact I linked the BBC article in an earlier review of this trash. Use it at your own peril.

  46. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 12, 2012)

    Jolly Thank you for your extensive article written regarding myself, it is appreciated greatly.

    The question is: Does Chrome collect data?

    The answer is quite simply is yes, the problem is not everyone is informed that this does occur, this need not happen because if you like the layout of Chrome there are alternatives that look the same, & do not Data Mine.

    Google has also been in trouble recently with the way that this is done by the EU, & the USA among other places & fined for their behavior - Why do you think that is? Jolly I suggest you read the info in the links with an open mind & see for yourself the differences between Chrome & Chromium/ Iron etc.

    I have a very fast fibre internet connection, used the net since just about day one & spend most working days in server rooms - I was not born yesterday nor do I believe in conspiracy theories. I also believe foolish people share far to much data on the likes of Facebook but that's another story.

    Of course each & every site we visit on the internet requires our IP, this alone gives a fair amount of info including your ISP, area & more that is & always has been the case - However I & many others do object to the amount of info Google & others are mining, if you are happy with that & are aware of the facts that your choice ~

    BTW It's unfortunate you find my occasional reviews intolerable but you are just going to have to live with them. If it gets to much for you to deal with may I suggest you visit a medical specialist or avoid 'FileForum' or other sites where I may make my feelings known as where I live it's a free world.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17216464 (BBC reputable enough? If not I will easily find (many) alternatives)

    http://www.sci-tech-toda...l?story_id=022000014F6W

    http://www.csmonitor.com...-for-violating-FTC-deal

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17737528

    http://royal.pingdom.com...ut-you-and-the-internet/

    http://lifehacker.com/57...send-to-google-about-me

    http://www.dailymail.co....competition-abuses.html

  47. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.97 (Dec 12, 2012)

    Google admits Chrome tracks web addresses
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/n...me-tracks-web-addresses

  48. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.95 (Dec 11, 2012)

    @Music4Ever

    You sure like taking things out of context and making straw man arguments. Wait, do you work for Fox News? It's really weird that some of you care so much about trying to destroy Google's reputation that you show up so often after a new version is released to spring these scare tactics on everyone. If I was half the conspiracy theorist you are, I'd probably have some crazy idea about you working for a competing browser company.

    Chrome is a very secure browser. If you're afraid of tracking cookies, then you either need to use extensions/settings to prevent their function, or just get off the internet and go live in a cabin in the woods. Chrome isn't some magical evil portal that Google uses to document every facet of your online presence. Their #1 goal is providing relevant advertising, just as many other sites do. Hell, the browser isn't even what does this, it's the websites you visit. Change your search engine and call it a day. When I installed Chrome recently, it popped up and asked me what search engine I preferred, so I didn't even have to use Google if I didn't want to.

    All of this scary stuff you think they're doing will happen in Firefox. It will happen in Opera. It will happen in Internet Explorer. This will happen in any common modern day browser without it being specifically set up to block it. Chrome doesn't do anything "worse" than other available browsers that makes it less secure, and it doesn't invade your privacy any more using another browser. If someone has evidence to the contrary from REPUTABLE sources, please cite it.

    If Chrome is "spyware" like many of you claim, prove it. How is the browser itself spying on anyone? If you dislike the Google websites and their practices, and think other companies providing similar services aren't doing the exact same things, you're delusional. They just happen to be the biggest, and therefore come under the most scrutiny.

  49. 1 out of 5 stars
    j0seant

    Reviewing 23.0.1271.91 (Nov 27, 2012)

    Massive GDI Leaks from versión 19 to 23:
    http://code.google.com/p...issues/detail?id=134837

  50. 5 out of 5 stars
    Steve1209

    Reviewing 22.0.1229.94 (Oct 12, 2012)

    This Browser is Constantly updated, it's the best, it has extension support better than any other, it's FAST, I get a new update about weekly/bi-weekly with improvements!

  51. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 22.0.1229.79 (Sep 26, 2012)

    Still the best but I hate the downloadmanager.
    If it wasn't for the downloadmanager I would give it 5/5

  52. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 22.0.1229.79 (Sep 25, 2012)

    Still crap

  53. 5 out of 5 stars
    CapZap

    Reviewing 22.0.1229.79 (Sep 25, 2012)

    I used Netscape until 1998 when I switched to Opera ($30 or so at the time) and used Opera until 2011 when I switched to Chrome. I find the extensions replace everything I ever used in Opera and then some. They're great. Firefox doesn't has adequate add-ons and neither does Opera which leaves Chrome as having the most functionality. It's fast, easy (although there is a learning curve and requires time to try extensions) and clean. It does not spy on you so forget that concern. What it does do is save your bookmarks and configuration so you can move from one computer to another or to Android and be completely set up. I love it.

  54. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.89 (Sep 1, 2012)

    The best browser available ATM.

  55. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.79 (Aug 14, 2012)

    @DKDude - No I don't like the smell of spyware, that's why I post my opinion which as just as valid as yours - Maybe more actually, as I don't post RE: paranoia then use a privacy system that hides your true IP & country of origin ~ Now why would you be using TOR & pontificating against those with fully legitimate privacy concerns? (Hypocrite)

    @DKDude - I see in the last hour you have removed 'Tor For Windows' from your software list - Now that is funny ! ROFLAO ~ And changed latest review totally !

    As for no bloat the true download size of Chrome is much larger (almost double) than Firefox - (Chrome - 30.50 Meg) (Firefox - 16.0 Meg)

    Edit: This is an excellent anti-tracker for most browsers: http://www.ghostery.com/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19200279

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17892288

  56. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.79 (Aug 14, 2012)

    Great browser, used FF for years, took Chrome for a testspin, and never looked back.

    No bloat in the gui of this browser, it's fast, stable and secure, sandbox for every tab, pure awesomeness.

  57. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 14, 2012)

    Given the amount of updates this browser has had in such a short time there must be a 100 update installation file folders tucked away somewhere in the Documents and Settings folder, if not more, with each folder taking up a 100Mb's or so. Hahahahahaha. To me it shows that the folks at Google could care less about you and your PC.

  58. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 14, 2012)

    @The_Unknown - Your assertion that as you get spied on when using the net anyway so why bother at all is not so clever, you don't have to be tracked by everyone & his grandad, there are ways of preventing a fair amount of it actually & if you were one quarter as bright as you think you are you would know that & the advantages of spending a little time & effort in doing that are well worth it.

    Keep using Chrome if that's what suits you but I know there are as good or better alternatives & I've used just about every browser on Earth in the last 17 years of using the net & Chrome is most defiantly not the best, it was very good two years ago now it's not. If you really find Chrome much better than FF you have issues elsewhere either in your install or connection.

    I also use Firefox in Linux & on that platform too Firefox is a far better experience than Chrome.

    The iPhone analogy:

    The reason the iPhone is popular is because people bought it by choice, as in they actually wanted an iPhone & made an effort (Euros?) to acquire the device in the first place. Part (most) of the reason Chrome is popular is that it's bundled with just about every piece of software on Earth - if you go by the recommended' install or default on heaps of software as the uneducated among us do they get Chrome installed whether they wanted it or not, then to make a really bad situation even worse they foolishly use it to browse the internet. You have to have pretty good observational skills these days not to get a Chrome install.

    Some people don't know any better - I do ~

    @DKDude - I will ignore your moronic & infantile comments regarding tin hats, if that's the best defence you can come up with I have no problems - Your other cracking informative review on 21.0.1180.75 (Aug 9, 2012) Stated:

    'Still the best browser' - A most compelling argument - Chrome here I come! -
    BTW I notice you use 'Tor for Windows', why is that? Maybe a little paranoia creeping in :-)

  59. 5 out of 5 stars
    The_Unknown

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 14, 2012)

    blablablablabla spyware blablablal evil Google

    The first second you are online you are vulnerable to being spied, even your ISP can do it. Drop the tin foil hat talk, it stinks.

    Matter of fact: Chrome is an awesome browser, simple and fast as hell. After years of using Firefox I gave in to Chrome and haven't looked back. Once in a while I peek in Firefox and still consider it a solid browser, but the interface, the speed, chrome's sandbox on flash... I know the interface can be modded, speed is me being a bit picky but it is slower than Chrome and one can always say Flash has auto-update nowadays, but Chrome does it by its own.

    Once you start using Chrome you give in to its simplicity, to the smoothness of tab movement, to being able to CTRL+Shift+N and opening a new privacy window alongside the normal mode (like Opera) instead of Firefox's stupid "only one mode at a time". Adblock in Chrome is almost on par with Firefox's one... what else is left in Firefox?

    It's like the iPhone, why does it sell so well? Not only because of its looks, but because of the ease of use. People want that, that's why these ratings of Chrome here are really statistically meaningless.

  60. 1 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 14, 2012)

    It's not the best browser out there, the only reason it gets any usage at all is because the Spymasters at Google pay other developers to plant it as "sneakware" in other installation routines. The "ostriches" who bury their heads in the sand about what this browser does can defend it all they want to, I wont have this spyware on my machines and after showing anyone I know who uses it what it does, they remove it immediately.

  61. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 14, 2012)

    Yet a good update for the best browser ever.

    Tinfoil fools, go use another browser, and stop spamming you paranoide crap.

  62. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.77 (Aug 13, 2012)

    Why does anyone use the google crapware/spyware/crimeware version of this and not just the chromium project its based on?

    http://fileforum.betanew...um-Updater/1238140092/1

  63. 1 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.75 (Aug 9, 2012)

    All you Google Chrome users/defenders should read this link. If they did it to a competitor, what are they doing to you?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19200279

    I wont have this piece of spyware crap on my machines

  64. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.75 (Aug 9, 2012)

    Still the best browser.

  65. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.60 (Aug 1, 2012)

    Read on a site that it starts Your webcam and microphone ! Hackers will love this "feature".

  66. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 21.0.1180.60 (Aug 1, 2012)

    Still the best browser but the downloadmanager sucks!

  67. 5 out of 5 stars
    caihongxu

    Reviewing 20.0.1132.57 (Jul 11, 2012)

    fileforum is so easy to be spammed. Looking at Chrome's rating: full of Music4Ever's comments!

    Why do we even allow one user to comment on a software multiple times?

  68. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 20.0.1132.47 (Jun 29, 2012)

    What is this site Chrome update daily?

    The number one browser now it seems mainly due to the fact as with IE you really have not work hard to to have it installed for you. Getting more intrusive & as most end up with it auto-installed it's out of control.

    Pale Moon in Windows & Firefox 13 in Linux if you do any comparison with a decent connection.

    Better than IE is it's most redeeming point ~

  69. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 20.0.1132.43 (Jun 27, 2012)

    Still the best browser but the downloadmanager sucks!

  70. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 20.0.1132.43 (Jun 27, 2012)

    The Chrome/Firefox numbering system worry is irrelevant, there are many numbers left above 20 so we are unlikely to run out in the near future.

    Chrome is getting more intrusive with each release, the market share must be partly due to the the auto Chrome install that comes with more & more software & maybe eventually with ALL software ;-)

    If you really want a none intrusive fast browser try Pale Moon, it wipes the floor with Chrome, in Linux Firefox 13x.

  71. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ryusennin

    Reviewing 19.0.1084.56 (Jun 16, 2012)

    http://google.com/intl/en/chrome/business/browser/

    Will install in Program Files.

  72. 2 out of 5 stars
    kshithijsharma

    Reviewing 19.0.1084.52 (Jun 11, 2012)

    I want to select my download location to a specific folder, not to some stupid location like username/appdata folder. Can't they at least make it to download to a decent folder like program files or program files (x86). I wont install chrome in any random location.Its a Shame that while 2MB softwares allow users to select download location, the 100MB chrome doesn't.

  73. 4 out of 5 stars
    johnk119

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.168 (May 1, 2012)

    I don't think their numbering system should be used against them. It's different, but does not affect software. Instead of changing in 1/th they're changing the ones place to indicate different versions it seems

  74. 4 out of 5 stars
    Mirrebex

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.168 (Apr 30, 2012)

    I don't usually participate on silly Browser wars but I have to say. Opera owns them all right now. It's got features none of the other browsers dream of right now.
    Chrome is aight though.

    Justsayn'

  75. 1 out of 5 stars
    pfg

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.162 (Apr 19, 2012)

    Large memory consumption

  76. 5 out of 5 stars
    johnk119

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.162 (Apr 13, 2012)

    great software!

  77. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.152 (Apr 11, 2012)

    Dumped it after version 8 and have retried it a couple times since(one forced by Avast). Maybe it'll be ready for primetime with version 99.9.9999.999 and it won't have to update so frequently either.

  78. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.152 (Apr 10, 2012)

    Why I do not use either Chrome or any or Google's search facilities on any browser:

    Google Chrome Privacy Notice:
    Last modified: March 20, 2012 ~

    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/privacy.html

  79. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 18.0.1025.151 (Apr 6, 2012)

    I really like Chrome.
    But the downloadmanager makes my head expload. It sucks!
    FF11 has a much better downloadmanager!

  80. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 17.0.963.66 (Mar 7, 2012)

    Thanks Music4Ever,

    Opera 12 has this built in BUT it's a little bit of placebo for now because it is completely voluntary on company's part, they do not have to honour the request to not track.

    As for Chrome, I've only used the SRWIron version as a secondary browser and it works well. Only ever had one crash but Chrome is just too vanilla for me and having to search through countless plugins to get some basic functionality is tedious and still doesn't give me enough control over the browser.

    Like all things, it performs better than fire fox but the privacy concerns with this browser should not be overlooked

  81. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 17.0.963.66 (Mar 6, 2012)

    Google actually know when I want coffee or even tea & make it for me, I notice the shower comes on each morning at 6am - They also know I've stopped taking sugar.

    If you like Chrome & I do give this a try if you have concerns about the new privacy policy.- http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php

    On this PC In just under 2 weeks it's blocked 11,348 tracking attempts using Firefox but I also works on Chrome, Safari.& the even IE.

    Blaxima, No it does not use the 'Opt Out' system it blocks trackers whether they like it or not & does a very good job of it too.

  82. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 17.0.963.66 (Mar 6, 2012)

    I set my cup of coffee in front of my monitor this morning and the CEO of Google extended his hand through the screen and stirred my coffee for me. So I had no choice but to blacklist the google.com domain in my Maxa Cookie Manager.

  83. 3 out of 5 stars
    Hallway

    Reviewing 17.0.963.65 (Mar 6, 2012)

    These new privacy issues are perfect for me. I've been trying to get a woman for all my life without succes, and I'm sure after using Chrome for 2 weeks the woman will fight to be the first at my front door.

    Horray !

  84. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 17.0.963.56 (Feb 15, 2012)

    WINDOWS 17 IS OUT??!!??

  85. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 17.0.963.46 (Feb 8, 2012)

    Not perfect but the best browser imo.

  86. 3 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 16.0.912.75 (Jan 9, 2012)

    After the last few years using Google as my default browser and happily doing so, I've recently switched to Firefox. Why? Although I love google, recently, page rendering has become slow on certain sites ', such as Beta News. At other sites the same thing along with "jittery" pages. I simply got fed up and don't have these problems with FF. FF is not as fast, but is rock solid and after years of being away, I'm really beginning to like FF.

    I don't know if other have experienced this problem, but it's the same on all three of my computers. Maybe someone else can fill me in concerning my Google problem.

  87. 4 out of 5 stars
    jotte_ct

    Reviewing 16.0.912.75 (Jan 9, 2012)

    I like the browser but I want a 64 bits version!!!

  88. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 16.0.912.75 (Jan 7, 2012)

    Chrome is still I think the best browser.

    Opera is also excellent but fails to render too many sites correctly, if you want bells whistles & billions of extensions use Firefox.

    @cltx99 - How fast is your internet connection & what is you memory load with all AV's etc running after boot? As my recent flirtation with FF gives a different outcome - Not saying you are wrong, but I am interested.

    Also a good idea to untick (uncheck?) 'Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed' - In Options/Under The Hood.

  89. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 15.0.874.121 (Nov 17, 2011)

    I don't understand how some people have the audacity to write "pertinent" opinions on a matter they are so far from understanding it.
    For instance, It's hilarious how people with no background in programming, nor web publishing for that matter, are keep trying to tarnish this because they simply cannot download chrome_code.zip file, which they presume is available in the www.google.com site itself (LOL)

    @TROLL have you tried using Google TiSP? http://www.google.com/onceuponatime/tisp/

    Seriously now, let me en-light you on this:
    1. the sources and all extrass are >1GB and you need 10+GB to compile them ;)
    2. there are code comits every few minutes and new buils made almost for every commit: you need a system for managing this ... is called SVN - look it up.
    3. You don't simply download a version from SVN like a file from FTP - you do SVN checkout - look it up as well
    4. The source code is avaialbe, for free, for everyone, wiith instructions on how to download & compile for yourself. Just learn how to do a proper Google search.

    I don't think you're serious about the source code, but just in case here's what I've find for you:

    http://dev.chromium.org/...e-source-for-a-specific

    please stop making a fool of yourself...

  90. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 15.0.874.120 (Nov 11, 2011)

    Brilliant.... The best by far & the gap is getting bigger.

    If you really want to get rid of ad's get 'Ad Muncher', it's not free but it is great.

  91. 1 out of 5 stars
    TROLL

    Reviewing 15.0.874.120 (Nov 10, 2011)

    Watch this how many million results for opensource http://www.google.com/se...l21l0l0l148l148l0.1l1l0

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 14.0.835.186 (Sep 21, 2011)

    So far no problems, just getting better and better.

    I wonder what kind of nasty stuff, some people are searching for, since they are so concerned about who knows about it, must be some pretty nasty stuff, that's for sure.

  93. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tallpaultn

    Reviewing 14.0.835.186 (Sep 21, 2011)

    Guess I'll never know how great it is since it will not load properly on my computer, not to mention it screws up the other browsers on my computer when it is loaded. But no big deal--using SRWare Iron browser which is similar to Google Chrome, but a much smaller program, works much better & is more secure than Google Chrome since the snooping garbage in Google Chrome has been removed from SRWare Iron Browser & the extensions, etc. for Google Chrome also work for SRWare Iron Browser...

  94. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 14.0.835.163 Final (Sep 18, 2011)

    My browser of choice, if you don't like : Hey, here is a new idea you might not of thought of:- Don't use it!

    I know that might be difficult to take on board for some of you trolls but maybe, just maybe, with a psychiatrists help it' is possible - Use Fireflop or Safari, Seamonkey, Opera. Whatever spins your wheels.

    When I go away for a few days without a PC I send Google a post card just so they can keep my records up to date.

    I hope the spy's at Google have enjoyed sifting through my 25k+ sites I’ve visited in the last two months, what a profile I must have!

    A good final, no problems whatsoever.

  95. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 13.0.782.220 (Sep 9, 2011)

    Rating 5 to counteract Uriel's noobness.

  96. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 13.0.782.220 (Sep 8, 2011)

    eviljolly could you please email me my private information? LOL!

    This spyware is so crappy, everyone who makes a living off of it smells the same way.

  97. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 12.0.742.122 (Sep 4, 2011)

    Great browser. It's my #1 for the past couple years.

  98. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 13.0.782.218 (Sep 4, 2011)

    Chrome is awesome. I keep the latest versions of Firefox installed as well, but Chrome is what I primarily use.

    Thanks Google.

    p.s. I've e-mailed you all of Uriel's private information. Feel free to pay him a visit while he's sleeping.

  99. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 13.0.782.218 (Aug 31, 2011)

    No problems, fast, stable, a pleasure to use. A good final release.

  100. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 13.0.782.218 (Aug 30, 2011)

    Yet a good update, simply the best browser available IMHO.

    There is a few extensions I miss from the good old FF days, but I hope they will be made at some point.

    @Input O.
    Ignore him, works far better than giving him the attention he craves for.

  101. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 13.0.782.215 (Aug 25, 2011)

    The strange thing, well far more than strange is that Uriel actually uses Chrome, I repeat Uriel uses Chrome. I suggest he sees a good Psychologist.

    He is a quarter wit. And a grade one Troll. He has some major vendetta against Chrome, a major mental aberration.

    Whatever browser I try, & I've been through them all again I find myself going back to Chrome always. Nuff said!

  102. 4 out of 5 stars
    jessicabrown

    Reviewing 10.0.648.134 (Aug 24, 2011)

    Chrome seems faster and more powerful than other browsers. I tried IE, firefox and Opera. It's professional.

  103. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 13.0.782.215 (Aug 24, 2011)

    LOL!

  104. 5 out of 5 stars
    UrieI

    Reviewing 13.0.782.215 (Aug 24, 2011)

    This is the BEST browser I have ever used.

    There is no better browser, if you ask me.

  105. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 13.0.782.215 (Aug 24, 2011)

    Google Chrome is by far the best browser today, I've used FF for years, but the last 1.5 year, I've use Chrome, and I've never looked back.

    Fast, reliable and good, 5 starts,

  106. 5 out of 5 stars
    craigun

    Reviewing 13.0.782.107 (Aug 3, 2011)

    This is the new GM version, replaces the 12.xx series.

  107. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 13.0.782.107 (Aug 3, 2011)

    Boy oh boy! If you people are going to get sucked in to using a free spyware browser promoted by marketers, at least check out GoogleClean.

    http://www.abelssoft.net/gc.php

  108. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 13.0.782.107 (Aug 2, 2011)

    I've gone on to the stable channel as with family commitments have little time. This release is rock solid & I've had no problems.

    The browser files with my new Virgin Fibre to cabinet 100 MegBit connection. as does FF as my alternative browser FF 5. Not a lot to choose between browsers they are all good with the exception IMHO of Safari.

    You really are a grade one ejit Urine. why don't you piss off & do us all a favour you moron. Have a nice day.

  109. 4 out of 5 stars
    PaulWilliams

    Reviewing 12.0.742.122 (Jul 16, 2011)

    Despite what some people say, Google Chrome is an very good browser. I've tried all the major browsers and they each have their problems.

    Chrome is based on the Chromium browser which is open source and is constantly being updated. It's accurate and extremely fast.

    It's not without serious problems, (No Print Preview, No Live Bookmarks, No Password Exporting, Pop-Up Blocking Needs Improving, Can't Open File Types by Default and Can't Turn Off Favicons).

    If you don't like Google as a company just use Chromium instead, it's almost exactly the same.

  110. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 12.0.742.122 (Jul 13, 2011)

    I believe this is the stable, I have it on a PC & problem free. Hey I'm a poet. ooooo

    Uriel is a troll BTW have a look at his profile.
    We just ignore him/her now.

  111. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 12.0.742.112 (Jun 29, 2011)

    Worst spyware laded browser ever.
    http://www.abelssoft.net/gc.php

  112. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 12.0.742.91 (Jun 8, 2011)

    Best browser ever.

    Canuck, I often wondered why you were so stupid, now I know. And BTW I can sort you out any day sunshine – No problem, you don’t know everything about me & never will.

    And why is reviewing & giving an opinion based on empirical evidence as in use of ALL the other major browsers RECENTLY on different machines & massively differently available bandwidth having a 'chip on your shoulder'. Fact is I know what I am talking about, it my job to.

    Your problem & issue in life is you can't deal as so many on here also someone who don’t agree with Chrome being a better browser than Firefox - Otherwise known as 'The Holy Grail'. Thou shalt not speak against Firefox. Or disagree on any subject they hold so close to their hearts & have a breakdown when someone thinks differently.

    I stand by my opinions & the fact that you don't agree & destroy your dolls house when people do disagree with you & stand up for what they think despite going against the you & your ‘herd instinct’ is not my issue.

    I think it's you who are the bully in life, lets face it you are to stupid to do anything else! The next item I buy that says 'Made In Canada' will be my first.

    Go see a Psychologist - You could certainly use one.

    And compensating, I don’t think so. What's your IQ in the low 20s I think.
    And I see from your profile you are a music & probably a software pirate too. interesting...

  113. 5 out of 5 stars
    QQFarmer

    Reviewing 12.0.742.91 (Jun 8, 2011)

    Has always been and will always be my favorite browser. Keep up the good work, Google!

  114. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 12.0.742.91 (Jun 7, 2011)

    WHAT? Another update to fix Google Spyware? They just can't seem to fix the bugs and security holes.

  115. 2 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 12.0.742.91 (Jun 7, 2011)

    "And Output Underload this 51 year old is 6 feet 5 ins, 230 pounds & can beak a person’s arm in two seconds. I hope you’re listening at the back... Oh, & I'm a Brit."

    LOL. So you're a big, middle-aged Brit bar brawler with an attitude and a chip on his shoulder. Makes TOTAL sense to me now. Compensating for something? This 5'9" 180Lb. 50 year old Canuck of Jamaican extraction finally sees the big picture. Brawn over brains every time, EH?

    Standard security community disclaimers about all things Google and this browser in particular apply.

    TWO stars.

  116. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 12.0.742.91 (Jun 7, 2011)

    No idea why people like this browser. No features at all. Sorta like a training browser. IE is pretty bad, but I have to put this at the top of the list for bad browsers.

  117. 3 out of 5 stars
    PaulWilliams

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 22, 2011)

    Google Chrome is a Good Internet Browser, I used it for a few months, but ultimately I had to go back to Firefox. I'm not one of the die-hards for or against Google Chrome or Firefox. They typically leave 5/5 stars for one product and 1/1 stars for the other without giving any reasons. Neither browser deserves 5/5 stars, but neither deserves 1/1 star. At least both are free and they work, that deserves an unbiased review.

    Weaknesses:

    (1) No working Print Preview feature. I tried enabling the beta in about:flags, not only did I not get a preview, but afterward I could no longer print anything.
    (2) Complete lack of customization. Can't add icons without installing add-ons. Wrench icon for all the options is way to simplistic. Can't switch search engines without going into the menu. Able to install themes (Backgrounds and Colors), but lacks Visual Styles (Buttons and Menus).
    (3) No Live Bookmarks. Extremely Helpful if it did.
    (4) Pop-up Blocker Needs an Overhaul. Even with AdBlock installed and Pop-ups disallowed in the options, it's always opening new tabs full of advertisements.
    (5) Lacks NoScript Add-on. Most useful add-on ever created.

    Strengths:

    (1) Extremely Fast.
    (2) Almost Crash Proof. Add-ons are run outside the browser in their own process.
    (3) Automatic translation is the best I've ever seen from a browser.
    (4) Lots of Add-ons. Doesn't require you to restart for the add-on to be installed.

  118. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 13, 2011)

    @Uriel: for some reason that I cannot explain (yes, it is not backed up by technical reasons but rather personal user experience) I don't like Firefox but I don't post non-sense flaming "reviews" each time they release a new version... and we all know that they have a lot of issues, but good things also (~24% of the internet user are using it, almost the same percent as Chrome users).
    What browser are you using by the way?

    I am installing almost every nightly builds of Chromium but don't write reviews daily on it ; how come someone like you, who obviously doe's not use this program and proves little understanding on how computer works (Browser interaction with OS for instance and OS re-installation) have the guts on reviewing it. Posting articles retrieved through "Chrome is spam" Internet search... are you serious?!

    I have looked to your recent reviews on BetaNews and they are on the same recipe.
    Your spam is unjustified and does not honor you as obviously you're not rating it based on personal experience but rather superficial information gathered from internet and frustrated opinions of other inexperienced users.
    Kindly stop!

    To the rest of user coming here for reading pertinent reviews: I apologies for having to read this.

    5 stars for a continuing improving browser that raises the standard for other browsers as well, in the same way Opera did (still does) in the last decade!

  119. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 13, 2011)

    And yet another bug! Sheesh! This is pure spyware. Why isn't it classified so? Because of Google's bucks?

    http://threatpost.com/en...utm_campaign=Position+2

  120. 1 out of 5 stars
    Output Overboard

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 12, 2011)

    Oh JOY! Talley ho!
    Chrome is so great that I'm going to review every single update and diss anyone who dares to oppose me!

  121. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 12, 2011)

    @CyberDoc999 Benchmarks and my own experiences prove otherwise.

    Chrome is the most solid browser out there, capable of passing acid2 and acid3 with flying colors for the past 3 versions. Who else can say that? Maybe Opera...maybe?

  122. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 12, 2011)

    Brilliant.

    For Uriel/Output Overboard:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13374048

    (Facebook exposed in Google smear campaign It has been revealed that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against rival Google.)

    You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.- Winston Churchill

    Output Overboard - Member since May 12, 2011 Hmmmmmm

    Nuff said! LMAO

  123. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 11.0.696.68 Final (May 12, 2011)

    version 10 was the last good and fast version
    now it is crap

  124. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 11.0.696.60 (May 2, 2011)

    Holy crap! Another weekly bug update? Die already! Put this spyware out of misery!

  125. 1 out of 5 stars
    alcvanamelsvoort

    Reviewing 11.0.696.60 (May 2, 2011)

    The boffins responsible for this release of Google Chrome have lost their way. Chrome was snappy and fast but no longer. It is totally unresponsive and no longer adjusts to my screen. This morning, I removed this irritation from my PC and laptop and installed Firefox 4.0.1, and that's a sheer delight compared to Chrome.

  126. 2 out of 5 stars
    zillion167

    Reviewing 10.0.648.134 (Apr 22, 2011)

    Has the potential to be better than the Opera browser some day.

  127. 4 out of 5 stars
    JamesSmith2

    Reviewing 10.0.648.134 (Mar 28, 2011)

    I haven't been a huge fan of Google Chrome, but it seems like version 10 is the fastest internet browser on the planet. I love that it has almost as many extensions as Firefox, but it still has far to go in allowing you to customize its appearance. Still exceptional improvement over the last version.

  128. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 10.0.648.134 (Mar 17, 2011)

    I'm really trying to put this thing through its paces, but Firefox 3.6.x is just so much more mature and the extensions / addons / plugins for Firefox are far more numerous, far more mature and far more useful.

    I simply cannot find a reason in Chrome that leads me to want to replace Firefox with it.

    BUT, I'll keep looking and experimenting with it. Maybe I'm missing things.

  129. 5 out of 5 stars
    mytake4this

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 13, 2011)

    FF4 is an improvement, but Chrome, now with enough good extensions, great speed and a nice viewing area is my #1 browser. CHROME has finally done it! After using many browsers, I have found this one solid, lean looking, cool is style and easy to live with. Has an easy setup and the layout for options is user friendly. Have found all sites so far to work well with Chrome.

    The new Chrome 9 and 10 are simply the best. This is not to say some extensions are a tad better in Firefox and that the fox is not a great browser as well. Just seems like from the quick starting of Chrome to its nice tight look and feel, Chrome has jumped over the Fox this time. FF4 is a solid 4 but the Chrome I would say is indeed a solid 5 start. Opera still has issues. Some sites do not work with Opera. It doesn't seem to remember resized pages and the bookmarks are harder to deal with -- sorry, Opera, as cool as it is in some ways is a 2 or 3 star ratings. SeaMonkey is a solid 3.5 or a 4 star ;)

  130. 3 out of 5 stars
    KSzostek

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 9, 2011)

    Chrome has potentail but it has a long ways to go, still just too buggy for me!

  131. 5 out of 5 stars
    RXDOC73

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 9, 2011)

    Small, slick and smooth.

    Forget about posters claiming bug fixes. At least Google is continuously fixing and improving its software instead of letting it be exposed for weeks on end!

  132. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 8, 2011)

    The best along with Opera,so I run them both. I'm not going to argue with the morons below as it's not worth the typing effort. Excellent browser and others can disagree if they wish.

    I just wonder how many that 'review' Chrome actually install it it?
    More likely they just come out with the same drivel when they see the word CHROME.

    (Uriel is obsessed with The RIAA I wonder why that is?)

    500 Stars.

  133. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 8, 2011)

    Yikes! Three bug updates in one week? If Google rebuilt the browser from the ground up and without the spyware, they wouldn't have this problem. But why give the public a free browser if Google can't use it to spy on its clients to gather personal info for the purposes of targeted adds amongst other purposes right? Besides, this is one of the most featureless browsers on the market IMHO. It's no wonder that those who depend on Google's services would religiously defend a second rate browser with five stars here at this site. They need your info.

    http://surferzworld.com/...e-chrome-browser-spying/

  134. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 10.0.648.127 (Mar 8, 2011)

    Why the heck is this so HUGE compared to Firefox?

    Also, even though it is pretty fast, Firefox has a much more established array of addon/plugins that seem to cover the ground that I'm concerned with. Plus, Firefox 3.6.x still retains the standard interface configuration, and I'm having some difficulty adjusting to the unique interface modifications that Chrome has put in place.

    I'm concerned about the H.264 situation, but I think plugins/addons will get around that, and there is no way on this planet I'm going to use IE as my primary browser, so I'm not quite sure what will end up happening.

    To me, chrome is interesting, but I like Firefox 3.6.x better, and I think maybe even Opera a bit better, at least so far.

  135. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 13, 2011)

    Best of the best !!!!!
    Better get out the tin foil hats google is reading your mind.....
    which you have lost

  136. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 11, 2011)

    Spyware! Google is recording your every move. Beware! They are bigger than Double Click and yet your spyware cleaners delete Double Click cookies without touching Google cookies. Whats up with that?

  137. 4 out of 5 stars
    asaenz

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 11, 2011)

    I do remember a time when Opera was a program you either paid for or it would have ads in the space in the upper portion of the screen. Eventually after a few years they changed back to a totally free version I suppose due to public complaints. (look in history section of Wikipedia if in doubt) I used it before that time (since 1998) and liked its speed because it was the fastest and has always been a leader with regard to speed but since then they've experimented with some features that don't always function properly and can be considered added bloat to people that are looking for a mean lean browsing machine. Hence the popularity of Chrome which I'm trying and have little to say about it other than it seems to work well most of the time. The only thing I don't like about it is that it seems to set aside more memory for itself than I think is necessary and sometimes I can't get it to work well with GeSwall under LUA but everything else seems okay ... it is what it claims to be.

  138. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 11, 2011)

    Input Overload you crack me up Opera was never Nag or add-ware, that makes me believe you did not download it from a legit site and my guess your knowledge also follows that same level of intelligence. I have been in the field for 19 years. My guess you where not even born yet.

  139. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 11, 2011)

    Can't hold a candle to FF in terms of versatility because of the plethora of plugins and the strong dev community that FF has. Furthermore, from a security perspective, Google's privacy record in general leaves me permanently leery of this product.

    I'll give it a neutral THREE stars.

  140. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 9.0.597.98 (Feb 11, 2011)

    Thanks ghammer.
    Yes 'some guy' Opera was either an Ad based application or you paid beer tokens for it not so long ago. I hope you're listening at the back.

    Chrome is an excellent browser & my default.

    Opera is improving yet still has many rendering issues..

    I really wonder how many people actuality install & use the software on this site or just come out with the same moronic rubbish every-time.
    I think many are the latter.

    some guy, for the final time Opera had a large ad in the top right corner if you bought it the ads which were region based went. You are making a fool of yourself.

    Go to the Opera forums and ask!

    5.0 Dec. 2000 Final release of 5.0. Introduction of ad-supported free version. Increased standards support.

    Then say you are sorry & are are total moron. I work in comm rooms for a living & as one other poster has testified it had sponsored annoying ads. It shows how deep in IT you have been if you don't know that.

    I have also been to Opera in Oslo Norway, not so far from the UK you idiot. i was born in 1959 & have been in IT/Electronics longer than I care to remember

    Look here you stupid know nothing:-

    http://www.opera.com/privacy/ads/

    Quote: .'Note: The following information only applies to Opera versions prior to 8.5. Opera version 8.5 no longer contains advertisement sponsorship.

    Since Opera 5, Opera Software has added an advertising function to the browser. This decision was made so that we can offer the Opera browser for free - while still allowing us to receive some form of revenue (from the advertising) in order to help pay our bills and to continue to develop the renowned high-quality Opera products.

    All of the code in the Opera browser was written by the developers of Opera Software ASA. This includes the code written to implement the specific banner-serving functionality in the browser. Much care was taken with this development so that user privacy and security would not be compromised.' Read more from the link fool.

  141. 4 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 9.0.597.94 (Feb 9, 2011)

    Pretty good browser. No download managers though. None worth the name anyway.

    @some guy
    Yes, Opera was a paid app as recently as 2005, I have keys for it.
    When being a fanboi, at least get your facts straight so your stories are more believable.

  142. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 9.0.597.84 (Feb 8, 2011)

    @some guy: in what respect?

    because from what I see it has already all the functionality of these browsers; will be very helpful to point them out, please.

  143. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 9.0.597.84 (Feb 7, 2011)

    still far behind Opera and FireFox

    SuzzyWoozy I could right a book, especially Opera is the most advanced and secure browser on the market today, yes they both lack the 3rd party support of Mozilla.

    Inputoverload
    "qoute"I even bought Opera many moons ago"
    you paid for it? where are you going to get it? Opera has always been freeware.

  144. 4 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 18, 2009)

    Awww great and fast developing !!!

    Only when I will get some identical or better extensions like:
    -DownThemAll!
    -Adblock Plus
    -Mouse Gestures Redox
    -Session Manager (when browser crashed even restore all data and wroted posts on forum etc...)
    -BossKey (is not that needed but, will be fine when I can minimize to tray ;))

    and I can probably swap form Firefox ;p

  145. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 16, 2009)

    Great stuff. It's quick, it's secure, it's clean/simple, and it's free.

    I, for one, like the silent updates simply because I've gotten so very frustrated with friends and family whom I have to support not keeping up with their browser updates. They just click through and/or close all the update notifications for their various apps, and this DOES come back to bite them in the butt. So now whenever I reload one of their PCs I give them Chrome as their default browser and I can forget about it.

    But I agree that they should offer at least the option at or even after installation to have Chrome prompt/notify the user when an update is available/installed. This is one of the reasons I still use Firefox, personally. Still, I believe that silent updates should remain the default setting.

    Anyway, the add-on selection is a bit anemic right now. But at least they're there. I'm sure it will expand rapidly.

    Weird thing is that when this "final" version was released, all of my clients were already at 3.0.197.11

  146. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 16, 2009)

    This is a much better browser/experience than when I first tried Chrome a year ago.
    - It is definitely faster than Firefox. Rending, tab switching are noticably faster.
    - The interface is KISS. I love KISS and prefer it over everything. So Chrome > Opera
    - Even with ads it loads faster than Firefox without.
    - I do not like Google Auto-updating in the background, that is eventually going to bite google in the a** if anyone hax.

    So right now Firefox> Chrome > Opera
    When Chrome gets decent ad-blocking I'll swap. :)

    I don't consider IE or Safari real mainstream browsers.

  147. 1 out of 5 stars
    KSzostek

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 16, 2009)

    Sure is going up in version numbers awfully fast without seeing much improvement.

  148. 5 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 16, 2009)

    Fast and safe, it's my default. I'll give it a five, tried all the rest but I just keep coming back to Chrome.

  149. 3 out of 5 stars
    olirosee

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 15, 2009)

    Huh? The "Final" is revision 3.0.x and the "Beta" is revision 4.0.x? That's a pretty large gap between an official release and a beta. Working with the 4.0 beta, the browser is okay but I'm not sure where the advantages are over the competitors, i.e. Firefox, Safari, IE, Maxthon, ... like ice cream flavours, everyone seems to have his/her favourite and the rest is "worse" for various reasons.

  150. 5 out of 5 stars
    ceaufres

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 15, 2009)

    Srs BETANEWS

    Why don't you show the diagrams of bars of browsers performance?

    Their statistical diagrams are very very interesting.

  151. 1 out of 5 stars
    Phat Esther

    Reviewing 3.0.195.21 Final (Sep 15, 2009)

    After start exe microsoft malware protection stopped it
    haha
    deleted after 1 sec from my comp
    bye

  152. 2 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 3.0.189.0 (Jun 18, 2009)

    3.0.189.0 seems much more stable than 3.0.187.0. The frequent crashes are gone.

    But the "unusual" installer is still a problem. How is one to know that the installation has started or finished if nothing happens on the desktop (-1 point)

    And the browser continues to require the "Bookmark Bar" to be present in order to get to your Bookmarks. A Bookmark Button is all that is needed (-1 point)

    Rendering of some webpages (http://my.myway.com, for example) is very bad. Less than half the features of that page, which can be customized individually, end up appearing in Chrome ... bad, bad, bad (-1 point)

    This browser is much faster than Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera (I haven't yet gotten around to checking the lastest version of Safari, but reports on it's speed are not encouraging), so I do hope that the above "features" can be fixed. I'd love to make this my default browser, but at present, I cannot.

  153. 2 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 3.0.189.0 (Jun 18, 2009)

    3 points off for a very tricky installer. Who can trust an installer that does not tell you what it is installing, and where it is installing it to? (or allow cstom install, for tha tmatter) Reminds me of some of the scam AV software you see around the Internet.

  154. 3 out of 5 stars
    DACWILSOL

    Reviewing 3.0.189.0 (Jun 18, 2009)

    Still does not render certain secure sites.

  155. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 3.0.189.0 (Jun 18, 2009)

    google dont need no chairty, they need ads

  156. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 3.0.189.0 (Jun 18, 2009)

    Not for me, especially after that Draconian EULA (yes I know they amended it after being pressured - I don't care).

    THREE stars (Charity begins at home)

  157. 3 out of 5 stars
    alanpalmer

    Reviewing 2.0.169.1 (Mar 17, 2009)

    I don't like the way the installer runs silently.

    When I checked Help > About I found I was still using version 1. something so I downloaded the current version and ran the installer and nothing seemed to happen. Thinking I'd got a bad download I tried again using Firefox. When the same thing happened I realised, checked again, and found I now had 2.0.169.1.

    The UI is clean and the browser renders sites well and fast, but it won't become my default because there's no ad blocker available, and I can't see Google ever agreeing to one!

  158. 3 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.169.1 (Mar 17, 2009)

    Interesting, but hasn't nearly arrived yet. I suppose Chrome should get high marks for where it is at this point in development.

    Sometimes more is less. I like the clean, light GUI and the dearth of heavy, useless features. I hope it stays that way. I would like to see groups handling, search aliases, and form filing. All the above can be accomplished without sacrificing speed and stability. Startup is badly missing an option to open a group folder.

    Incidentally, this release isn't nearly stable. It crashed 3 times on me in 1/2 hour of light surfing. One point off for that, because even though it's a beta, it should be a little more stable.

  159. 5 out of 5 stars
    AntiochMedia

    Reviewing 2.0.169.1 (Mar 16, 2009)

    coover: RTFM. Hit CTRL+B to open and close the bookmarks bar.

    Chrome is a great browser and most of the negative reviews here are from fearmongers.

    The real debate here is whether you like the rendering engine from Mozilla, IE, Opera, or the webkit rendering engine. If you enjoy the speed of webkit and the js engine that Chrome uses, then it goes down to interface. Chrome is an excellent browser and I use it and Firefox mainly.

    I find Chrome to be a more enjoyable browsing experience as it is very fast and more featured than Safari and less cluttered than Opera. I find it to be weak for web developers as many of Firefox's plugins are indispensable to me as a developer.

    [shrugs]

    And as far as 'Who is Trusting Chrome? Who is Trusting Google?' -- many people. Google exists to make money and to improve the web. While you may not believe the latter, it is in Google's best interest to fulfill their mission statement as they have developed many trust based relationships between themselves and other businesses. If this trust is broken, then it hurts Google financially. Unlike Microsoft and many other companies, Google is a company whose message and actions define both who they are and how successful they are.

  160. 2 out of 5 stars
    yleclerc

    Reviewing 2.0.169.0 (Mar 12, 2009)

    As anyone also notice that you can not use the Google web site in other browsers when Chrome is running.

    It would be a good browser if it would install correctly in Program Files, under Windows.

  161. 1 out of 5 stars
    cengizkhan

    Reviewing 2.0.169.0 (Mar 12, 2009)

    beside every disadvantage of that browser, I hate the googleupdater which is resident everytime in the memory even if I close the google chrome. It must run when the google chrome is started and stop when the google chrome is closed.

  162. 3 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 2.0.169.0 (Mar 10, 2009)

    I saw this browsing coming in 2008 and only one question comes to my mind : who is trusting google and his google chrome? raise your hand now...

  163. 3 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.0.169.0 (Mar 10, 2009)

    Still lacks an option to close the Bookmarks Bar and still have access to Bookmarks without having to reopen the Bookmarks Bar (all it would require is a button placed next to the Address Bar).

    In addition, the installation is very disconcerting. The installer gives no indication that it is actually making changes, and does not announce in any way when it has finished. The average user may not understand that browser was actually installed. This is bad form and must be corrected.

    Because the software authors continue to ignor adding a bookmarks button on the address bar line, and because of their use of an unconventional installer, I have downrated this (otherwise) excellent browser to a 3.

  164. 5 out of 5 stars
    molumen

    Reviewing 2.0.168.0 (Mar 10, 2009)

    2.0.169.0 is out. Grab it here: http://dl.google.com/chr....0/chrome_installer.exe

    Notable Changes:
    Fixed the address bar not getting focus when you open a new tab. You can once again press Ctrl+T and start typing.
    Increased the amount we scroll when you use the mousewheel.
    Known Issues:
    Issue 8526 (and others): You might have issues with Google Chrome in maximized window when you change screen resolutions, exit the screensaver, or unlock the screen.
    Issue 8438: Browser hangs if history page shows after clearing history
    Issue 8456: History tab search tab eats every alternate clicks
    Issue 8453: Regression: about:network dialog shows up behind current Google Chrome window
    Issue 8399: Bookmarking a page not reflected on history page when open
    Issue 8318: "Exit Full Screen" link does nothing
    Issue 8372: Background paint issues with Task manager in maximized mode.
    Issue 8289: Drag drop of bookmark from IE/FF crashes tab and then loads the page
    Issue 8071: Javascript debugger doesn't come up for constrained windows
    Issue 8040: Zoom is broken in [New Tab]
    Issue 8527: No context menu with one tab

  165. 3 out of 5 stars
    molumen

    Reviewing 2.0.164.0 (Feb 20, 2009)

    There seem to be a problem with d download link provided by google.
    The http://dl.google.com/chr....0/chrome_installer.exe link actually leads to 163.0 (anf there are some UI bugs as a red square next to the minimize button, blue Chromium logo)
    If you want to download the real 2.0.164, go to http://dl.google.com/chr....1/chrome_installer.exe

    Anyway, do not forget that the 2.xx versions are devel versions so they may be unstable, crash, not work at all, etc...

  166. 3 out of 5 stars
    computorial

    Reviewing 2.0.164.0 (Feb 20, 2009)

    Decent and best of all very fast browser. Bookmarking panel should be visible inside browser and I have a little concerns about privacy issue. In the end, we are talking about Google

  167. 1 out of 5 stars
    ssb

    Reviewing 2.0.164.0 (Feb 20, 2009)

    No better rating than 1 until Chrome make use of standard installation guidelines, putting its binaries inside "Program Files" directory and not in local user profile.

  168. 1 out of 5 stars
    MarcFou

    Reviewing 2.0.164.0 (Feb 20, 2009)

  169. 4 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.0.164.0 (Feb 19, 2009)

    Downloaded what I thought was 2.0.164.0. File reports it is 2.0.163.0 ...

    Still lacks an option to close the Bookmarks Bar and still have access to Bookmarks without having to reopen the Bookmarks Bar (all it would require is a button placed next to the Address Bar).

  170. 3 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 2.0.162.0 (Feb 14, 2009)

    For the simple-minded masses, this is not a bad browser. But, anyone looking to "power-browse" or have any measure of control over their browser and/or browsing experience will find it irritatingly simple. It also deserves a serious ding for the most idiotic and non-informative installation procedure of any software I've ever seen. I thought Google hired geniuses. What part of "tell the user what is happening" didn't they understand?

  171. 5 out of 5 stars
    veeoh

    Reviewing 2.0.162.0 (Feb 13, 2009)

    Excellent. Our ticket system @ work uses java and javascript heavily and this just flies with it - leaves IE and FF standing.

  172. 5 out of 5 stars
    ckliebert

    Reviewing 2.0.162.0 (Feb 12, 2009)

    The Absolute BEST Browser out there bar none. I love it. Now if only they would open some coffee shops. Give Starbucks a run for the money. I would spend all my days at the GoogCAFE. I CAN dream!!!!!!

  173. 4 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.0.162.0 (Feb 12, 2009)

    Still lacks an option to close the Bookmarks Bar and still have access to Bookmarks without having to reopen the Bookmarks Bar (all it would require is a button placed next to the Address Bar).

  174. 3 out of 5 stars
    Josh97

    Reviewing 2.0.162.0 (Feb 12, 2009)

    I can't recall a program to have a worst installer than Chrome. I mean, you click on the exe and it goes installing without notifying you what's its status or when it's finished installing. Weird

  175. 3 out of 5 stars
    kindbud1

    Reviewing 2.0.159.0 (Jan 28, 2009)

    This release has some serious problems drawing window frames on Vista... http://code.google.com/p...m/issues/detail?id=5054

  176. 2 out of 5 stars
    davewalden

    Reviewing 2.0.159.0 (Jan 28, 2009)

    Still no add-ons? Speed is not everything.

  177. 4 out of 5 stars
    hagjohn

    Reviewing 2.0.159.0 (Jan 28, 2009)

    2.0.159.0 seems to have issues with forums. Otherwise great browser.

  178. 4 out of 5 stars
    prixi

    Reviewing 2.0.159.0 (Jan 28, 2009)

    I like that it has a win process for each tab.. much more reliable!

  179. 4 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 2.0.159.0 (Jan 27, 2009)

    Fortunately Downloads is no longer completely broken as was the last few releases. However opening multiple tabs at once and Vista Glass borders are still wonky.

    karlslZ: Overviews of new features in every dev build are here: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

    The complete changelog is here: http://sites.google.com/...v-channel/release-notes

  180. 4 out of 5 stars
    tigger4046

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 24, 2009)

    This new release includes form auto filler, this one is auto learning what you type. To activate this feature, go under tools and click options, choose minor tweaks check box. Also includes profiles for individual users in the toolbar. Also when you take any webpage and make it an app, the (ctrl-f) find scrolls down for easy access.

    Remember you must download the chromechannel-2.0 and choose developer. Close all chrome windows,launch chrome, wrench, about google chrome, update. Enjoy

  181. 3 out of 5 stars
    kindbud1

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 24, 2009)

    i've previously been giving this 5's, but this version introduced some weird new bugs.

  182. 4 out of 5 stars
    karlslZ

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    where can I find the update for this Chrome version 2 from version 1? I can't find the info?
    according to PC mag's review, it is the fastest browser around.

  183. 3 out of 5 stars
    molumen

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    the 2.x versions are still very buggy (I have problems with page rendering, downloading etc...)

    Although I give it a 3/5 because of that, it is still my preferred browser (it is my default browser actually).

    Also, I am quite sure that these bugs will be dealt with very fast and the next release will be a lot better.

  184. 3 out of 5 stars
    yleclerc

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Nice browser but the installer crashed on the two PCs I installed Chrome on.

  185. 5 out of 5 stars
    AntiochMedia

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Fantastic WebKit browser. I'm a developer and enjoy the DOM inspector and really just enjoy the efficient, fresh take on the browser interface. Rendering is extremely reliable and fast.

    I'm still at a loss as to why people like 'Sven' claim that this is 'worse browser out there'. I think it is 'great browser out there.'

  186. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Worse browser out there.

  187. 5 out of 5 stars
    saadsaleem

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Changelog: http://dev.chromium.org/...v-channel/release-notes

  188. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tockman

    Reviewing 2.0.158.0 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Scroll down bug by Space hit is fixed. Hooray!

  189. 5 out of 5 stars
    molumen

    Reviewing 2.0.157.2 (Jan 19, 2009)

    Looks like the 2.x versions have so far small rendering problems (probably due to some enhancements in CSS that need polishing). On the other hand these 2.x releases seem more stable and the few added features (like smooth scrolling or a newer version of Gears) are very welcome :)
    Chrome is my default browser for quite some time already and I love it for its simplicity, speed, small memory footprint and overall high rendering quality (thanks to WebKit).

  190. 5 out of 5 stars
    pnutts

    Reviewing 2.0.157.2 (Jan 18, 2009)

    It is fairly obvious that most of the negative reviewers did not read why they built a browser and how it works (in a comic book format):
    http://www.google.com/go...books/chrome/index.html

    or the features of Chrome:
    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/features.html

    Take a moment and find out why you should be using this browser.

  191. 5 out of 5 stars
    ailef

    Reviewing 2.0.157.2 (Jan 17, 2009)

    this is the browser i use all the time now, it runs faster than any other browser, but i got some issues with some webpages look on build 2.0
    no prob with build 1.0
    i'm going to try this new one to see if the rendering is fixed on some webpages.
    the thing that misses is the possibility to chose the cache size and how many days u let keep the history browsing.
    except that, this browser is great, we will know if it has security issues very soon if lot of people begin to use it. ;-)

  192. 4 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.0.157.2 (Jan 16, 2009)

    The browser is acceptable and I do use it occasionally because it is so fast.

    However, I dislike the "Bookmarks" bar and would like to remove it. When I do, of course, I lose the ability to go directly to my bookmarks. To do so, I must do a "contol b", adding the bookmarks bar back on the screen. The fix, adding an additional "Bookmarks" button adjacent to the address bar would be easy to do and Google should do so.

  193. 2 out of 5 stars
    motan

    Reviewing 2.0.157.2 (Jan 16, 2009)

    It's speedy, that's all...

  194. 2 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 15, 2009)

    1. General display and tab scroll bugs on dual monitor setups.

    2. No tab manager or even a tab list button.

    3. No support for using bookmark locations of other browsers instead.

    Google Chrome is way too minimalist re settings, tweaks and addons-- to be of use, and still needs a lot of work.

    On the other hand, it's the fastest browser-- even when opening a kazillion tabs.

  195. 4 out of 5 stars
    Tockman

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 15, 2009)

    An optimal browser for me. But since previous version it's suddenly stopped to scroll down by pressing Space tab...

  196. 5 out of 5 stars
    waxwing

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 15, 2009)

    This a bug fix on a DEV release, still a few problems but fixes a bunch and still very fast and seems pretty secure. This is a work in progress and will get smoother and better as it ages and move DEV version get issued

  197. 5 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 15, 2009)

    Been using it since it stopped being a beta. Never had a problem, it's so very fast, and from what I read also very secure. With all the other secure browsers requiring major updates more often that Windows, it seemed the right time to say bye-bye to those old timers and try something new. It was a good choice, just lovin' it.

  198. 3 out of 5 stars
    DACWILSOL

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 15, 2009)

    Has potential, but shares some problems with Opera browser. Does not render some secure sites,

  199. 2 out of 5 stars
    KSzostek

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Chrome has a long way to go. As with most google apps little or no add in's.

    It seems google just wants to put stuff out just to get it out, Look at GMail Picsa isn't bad but the rest garbage pretty much.

  200. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 14, 2009)

    its not that great of a browser yet, though.. its a good alternative to IE i guess, which i have blocked both inbound and out, fast too...

  201. 2 out of 5 stars
    Flebbo

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Where is the ad-block?

  202. 3 out of 5 stars
    dpcdpc11

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 14, 2009)

    one thing i don't understand... why would any new browser start it's development in these times with such poor features and and missing many of the basic elements?? why in the world i don't get it.. it's not like we're back in the 90's when the first browsers emerged! they had all the right elements ready just 'steal' them from the other browsers.. i mean it's not a secret that you need all those missing elements in a browser... and talking about slow development... come on google people... u got your super computers and your super nerds there... work people work!!

  203. 3 out of 5 stars
    LakotaElf

    Reviewing 2.0.157.0 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Needs allot of work yet. Coming along nicely but more needs to be done before I will install it again. I give it a three for effort. You can not complain too much, it is free and they are working on it. In time I suspect it will be a very good browser. But remember, the more a browser has in it, the slower it becomes.

  204. 5 out of 5 stars
    safaa26174

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Jan 6, 2009)

    I don't understand why some peoples are giving the Chrome bad review ! in my opinion: Chrome in comparing with firefox, has same construction , it's fast as firefox .. in my tests never crashed under Windows Vista, at least better than IE7 .. and I see it's getting better with last updates ... I'll give it 5

  205. 1 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    Still sucks! And probably will forever!!

  206. 4 out of 5 stars
    waxwing

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    This is a DEV release, not for general use.

  207. 5 out of 5 stars
    cjsxbb

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    My experience with Google Chrome has been excellent. It is a rocket compared to all other browsers including Opera which I used until Chrome was released.

    The compatibility with websites has gotten progressively better with each automatic update. The only websites I have come across that don't work with this browser are early AJAX web applications I use at work. These were created in 2004 and were specifically written for IE (6.0 at the time) and they don't work with firefox, opera, or safari either.

    It does not have all the wizbang plugins and skins that Firefox has but that's fine. 99% of those plugins are superfluous anyway adding little value to the actual navigation experience.

    My only complaints with Chrome is the sketchy support for flash and other plugins which is more the fault of Adobe and other developers than Google. This too has gotten better but at first I had trouble watching videos on hulu.com.

  208. 3 out of 5 stars
    Standa.Holecek

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    after deinstalation call Internet Explorer for survey question! Cannot install from google.com/chrome ebglish version on Czech Windows Vista Home Premuim.

  209. 1 out of 5 stars
    henrypeck

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    This should never have become an official release.

  210. 1 out of 5 stars
    BelgianWaffle

    Reviewing 1.0.154.42 (Dec 23, 2008)

    I was hoping that now that Chrome is out of beta it would be somewhat useful; but I dont see that it is whatsoever and i've had it with this browser. I think the amazing and unstoppable Google era is coming to an end and this is the first sign.

  211. 4 out of 5 stars
    waxwing

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 18, 2008)

    Keep in mind, this is a .DEV issue. Not one for general distribution.

  212. 1 out of 5 stars
    madmike

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 18, 2008)

    In a word: Awful

  213. 2 out of 5 stars
    toohightocomply

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    I personally don't see what the current "pros" of running this browser are besides using it for all things "Google." Even the German government advises against using it! "Furthermore it was said to be risky that user data is hoarded with a single vendor. With its search engine, email program and the new browser, Google now covers all important areas on the internet."

  214. 1 out of 5 stars
    allthebestnamesgone

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    use this cleaned up version by srware instead - without the spyware and bizarre install location - and includes an adblocker!

    plus they have a portable version

    http://www.srware.net/en...re_srware_iron_news.php

  215. 2 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    I'm sorry but I just don't see the point of this browser at all. Why do we need this again? What problem does it allegedly solve for the world? With IE, Maxthon, Safari, Opera, Firfox, Avant and Orca all out there, what specifically does Chrome give us that we don't already have? What is the point of creating yet another web browser? (Other than Google just doing it because they are rich and they can, of course) From what I can tell, nothing new or special in this browser to get excited about. No real reason to use it, at least not any obvious ones. I am missing something big here?

  216. 2 out of 5 stars
    KSzostek

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    It is featureless, no bloat because it is stripped of everything!

  217. 5 out of 5 stars
    neapolis

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    incredibly fast. great for developers. very interesting fresh ideas. very promising for the future. thumbs up.

  218. 3 out of 5 stars
    mackley

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    What's the changelog from .36 build ?

  219. 5 out of 5 stars
    digital.ivan

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    I don't know why are you ppl complaining, chrome was never meant to be bloated with useless features instead it's the fastest, secure and completely crash free browser, I've been using firefox for 2 years and now I changed to Chrome and believe me, what a good decision that was.

  220. 3 out of 5 stars
    AlanS2001

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    Best thing about this browser is its low resources usage and its speed. Aside from that Firefox beats it in every other way.

  221. 4 out of 5 stars
    rocugbg

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    A great and really fast browser, when the extensions thing is done it's gonna be hasta la vista Firefox.

  222. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    Have no clue why people like this featureless browser.

  223. 4 out of 5 stars
    TDreamer

    Reviewing 1.0.154.39 (Dec 17, 2008)

    Don't know what kind of issues you guys are having. It works great for me (64bit Vista) really fast, As soon as Roboform works with it, bye bye firefox.

  224. 1 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 14, 2008)

    Google is going downhill. Keep on doing what you do best, Google. SEARCH!!!

  225. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    I can't believe they released this browser as is.
    No thanks Google.

  226. 5 out of 5 stars
    madcats

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    It's not perfect but is much faster now. I use Firefox when I need to use a secure site. But use Chrome to open at once 6 of my most read sites,
    then using search and tab features to keep going.
    It's great to now have an ever improving browser rather than using outdated, slow Internet Explorer

  227. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    final? see ya later chrome!

    (bittermann, not fast and not great security)

  228. 2 out of 5 stars
    rburly

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    After spending 30 minutes of trying to import data from Firefox, I canceled the import.

    I immediately uninstalled the prog. Get back to me when it's a viable piece of software.

  229. 3 out of 5 stars
    AlanS2001

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    Agree with Pjb. Had issues with the import of Data from Firefox. I definetly don't where the program files are installed to, in the users 'Documents and Settings', instead of 'Program Files' where they should be. Like how minimal it is, but it still has a long way to go. Is quite fast and doesn't use much system resources though.

  230. 1 out of 5 stars
    pjb

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    Horrible.. Don't like it at all. Tried it, even though it crashed on trying to import settings from firefox, which was a major issue working out how to bypass that import. Got there in the end. For a very minimal browser it is usable, but not by me.

  231. 5 out of 5 stars
    bittermann

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    This is the best browser out there by far! Super fast, stable and great security. I use the latest nightly builds and they are even better than the final release. I applaud Google's determination in getting this browser to market as soon as possible, so as long as it keeps improving it will be a winner...

  232. 1 out of 5 stars
    sorlag

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    Evil data gahtering software from Google.
    Also installs in suspicious locations that the user can't change.
    Google is turning from its coolness into an evil company... This build only isn't beta taged, so it can be included with dell pc's.
    Dell doesn't want to include beta things so google removed the tag too early.

    If you wanna try Chrome, better try a version without this nasty things...
    Some sites have special builds of Chrome available... Iron etc

  233. 4 out of 5 stars
    kencman

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    There is an " Add Block " you can download and install ... its called Privoxy and this is the addy to get it : http://www.mychromeaddons.com/page/2/

    Ken

  234. 4 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    Even if I will most likely never use it as my primary browser, I can still recognize that it's very, very good.

    I see no reason to use Safari (for Windows) over this whatsoever. Opera is great, I like it, but I will also probably never use it as a primary browser (not gonna go into it), and I prefer Chrome's interface. It's fast (especially in Java), it's light, it's functional, and it's compatible.

    The privacy concerns, though usually WAY overblown, have a grain of truth. This is part of the reason I will never use it as a primary browser. Privacy mode is legitimate and convenient, but it's not something most users can use all of the time due to loss of functionality on many major websites.

    I keep this installed as an alternative to Firefox. I use it when I want to look up something quickly, when I let a guest use my PC, or when I need snappier webapp performance.

    If they ever get serious about plugin development, I'll give it a five.

  235. 2 out of 5 stars
    theqwerty

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    I am sorry but no ad block nowadays is a huge minus. Opera 10 alpha makes me happy.
    Speed... Sure I d love for my browser to be faster but not at the price of no ad blocking. Block content, block content, block content ... no more flashing lights on my screen :-)

  236. 3 out of 5 stars
    Hawk999

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    It's fast and nice to use but no adblock, no use for me. :(

  237. 2 out of 5 stars
    BelgianWaffle

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    I was hoping that the all of a sudden Final version would change my view of this browser - unfortunately it did not and I uninstalled it after half an hour.

  238. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    No sooner did I open this "stable" version of Chrome, than I got a series of video rendering errors. If there's any difference between this and the previous versions of Chrome (incidentally, what is the difference? anyone knows?), it's that this one's apparently worse.

  239. 4 out of 5 stars
    twood

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    1. It's a fast browser
    2. It's a nice interface
    3. It's easy to use

    Just one thing I'm after, addons, like ad block plus, etc. Nothing slows down browsing like ads on a webpage. 4/5 for being relatively good but no addons as of yet.

  240. 1 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    I just uninstalled Chrome "final". All I can say is that it's not that fast for a browser that is so skimpy. It's appearance is pure ugliness. It can't hold a candle to opera 10 Alpha. It's plain boring and rather useless.

  241. 4 out of 5 stars
    H2O_lover

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 12, 2008)

    Without a doubt, Chrome has the cleanest interface for a web browser, and the ability to run websites as an application with an even tidier interface is a novel approach. And it's always nice to have another competitor in the browser market. There are problems here and there with Chrome, but they will be dealt with and in overall it's a nice browser, though I don't see switching anytime soon (if at all) from Firefox.

  242. 2 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    So if this now final does that meen I can click optins WITHOUT it giving me an error and crashing. It's in thier FAQ/Bug section.

  243. 5 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    Firefox's (Gecko engine) license is here: http://www.mozilla.com/e...al/eula/firefox-en.html

    Gecko itself is bound by the Mozilla tri-license: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_(layout_engine)

    Opera's license isn't on a webpage but it's existence is mentioned here: http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml

    Here's Safari's (Webkit engine): http://images.apple.com/.../sla/docs/SafariMac.pdf

    Webkit itself is bound by the LGPLv2/BSD-style: ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit

    Internet Explorer license is probably somewhere in here, but MS has so many licenses it's difficult to find: http://www.google.com/se...lorer+license+agreement

    At any rate the license that shows up when you first run/install Windows or upgrade IE does indeed apply to Internet Explorer.

    Most other browsers use the IE or Gecko or Webkit engines, thus the appropriate licenses apply.

    So which license-free browser are YOU using?

    NOTE TO USERS OF 0.4.154.33: 1.0 is the same as what you're using except without the Hotmail fix. Thus Google Update will not offer you the new version. They'll probably update you with the next stable channel release which will include that fix.

  244. 1 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    A Terms of Service agreement...for a FREE web browser? Are you KIDDING me? "The Universal Terms, together with the Additional Terms, form a legally binding agreement between you and Google in relation to your use of the Services" Sorry guys, but if you just had your legal department put together 30 pages of "legally binding agreements" that I have to agree to before I can use your free web browser, I have no use for you what so ever, and I would be AMAZED if anyone else did either. What a JOKE! Who the do these peole think they are? Wow, how far Google has falled from its originally stated ideals. When the lawyers take over the company, as they now appear to have, it is GAME OVER for you guys. It was fun while it lasted.

  245. 5 out of 5 stars
    ailef

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    final release is there :-)
    this browser will become the number one browser used by people,
    it has all for that.

  246. 1 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    Absolute waste of time. We don't need another browser. IE works pretty much all webpages. Greenbrowser is the fastest IE shell. Firefox loads slow but satisfies those who have 'mentally retired' from technology and prefer stuff that they'd just as easily have their grandparents use, plus it renders pages pretty quick. Opera is the fastest rendering engine of all, especially with the new v10 alphas.

    This browser is absolutely, positively worthless. It does NOTHING that one of the other choices can't do better or faster. And no, Webkit isn't faster than Presto 2.

  247. 4 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    I am disappointed that Windows 2000 is not supported. MS has done the same thing with IE7. Google and MS both force Win 2000 users to use some other browser (Firefox 3.0x works well). I realize that not many still use Win 2K, but I have a machine (one of 6 computers) that can take only 128 MB. It is far too slow on XP.

    Both Google and MS should reconsider browser support for Windows 2000, which is a fine Operating System.

  248. 5 out of 5 stars
    wiak

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    Great interface minimal and diffrent from any other browser
    Fast loading & startup
    Realy fast rendering of webpages
    You can make pages look like applications, you can put gmail into its own minimal chrome window
    Looks beautiful on vista aero

  249. 1 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.0.154.36 Final (Dec 11, 2008)

    Pros:
    - Extremely fast startup and use
    - Open Source
    - Very active Development
    - Has some great features and is focused in the right places.

    Cons:
    - No plug-ins that can block elements(yet!)
    - Questionable privacy
    - Strange UI Design out of the box
    - nonstandard install location

    new: 12/16/08 I just tried to start chrome and it said "An administrator has changed chrome from user mode to system mode." or something. Now chrome doesn't work. My review goes from a 4-->1 and I think I'll give this browser a year before trying again.

    I will continue to dip into once in a while, but never use day-to-day until it gets element blocking a.k.a. noscript and adblock.

Discuss Google Chrome for Windows

  1. Jul 26, 2013 - 3:56 AM
    sarahtang

    Yes, it's windows, kids pretty love them, I have seen so many beautiful pictures about this cute stuff, such as the Amazon.com,http://www.eva-product.com/iPad-Mini-Foam-Case-231-1.html, it's really great!

  2. Feb 20, 2009 - 11:05 AM
    RumbleGeek

    Is this an upgrade? Supposedly, Google Chrome does an upgrade automatically. If you click on tools/about chrome, it says whether it is up to date. Mine says Google Chrome up to date (1.0.154.48)