Category: Google

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?

By | May 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).

In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.

How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).

It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.

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Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device Bubble

By | May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device BubbleLast week, rumors were floating around about the upcoming Acer announcement at Computex regarding Chrome OS device.

Unfortunately, company has issued a press release stating that company has no “short-term plans for such a product”.

However, such device is still plausible in the future, as Acer said: “Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.”

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Google Chrome 6 Dev Is Here

By | May 16, 2010 | 30 Comments

Google Chrome 6 Beta Is HereHere we go again. The sixth version of Google Chrome, labeled 6.0.401.1, has been just released and can be found at dev channel.

Just like with some previous “major” releases, it has neither significant improvements nor any under the hood changes.

Changelog:
- Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
- Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)

Download.

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Acer Chrome OS Devices are Coming

By | May 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Acer Chrome OS Devices are ComingIt appears that Acer is planning to launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which is set to take place from June 1st to June 5th.

As Chrome OS was originally designed for Netbooks, we expect a Netbook of some kind. Although Google said many times that OS can run fine on other devices with ARM processors, such as Smartbooks, Tablets, etc.

Currently, Chrome OS is scheduled for 2010 Q2 launch which pairs fine with the upcoming Acer announcement.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.

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How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?

By | May 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?If you are not a big fan of new Google Search sidebar (which was introduced recently), here are few simple scripts for Firefox and Google Chrome users to remove it.

Google Classic
Remove Google Sidebar

In addition: feel free to try Hide Google options add-on as well.

Via SmarterWare.

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My Name is Chrome (Pic)

By | May 5, 2010 | 23 Comments

Warning: this picture contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

By | April 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

By | April 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

Thanks to Blake Sening, mabdul, Nox and Rohan Gharia for links.

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YouTube is Broken in Opera?

By | April 15, 2010 | 5 Comments

Numerous users are starting to report an issue with YouTube and Opera web browser. For some reason, it’s not possible to view any videos, as the following message appears (even though, you have the latest version of Flash Player installed):

YouTube is Broken in Opera

It looks like this bug affects Opera only, as videos play fine in other web browsers.

Thanks to Sebastian Kraus for the news tip.

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