Chrome is faster than older versions of IE, provided you don't use too many tabs. I don't think my mother would care terribly much one way or the other.
However, I also notice sophisticated users using it. I can understand dumbusers, but what the hell attracts nerds to Chrome?
Extensions like Vimium are fairly interesting.
@ersi, Chrome wouldn't be able to gain momentum without huge investments done by Google in marketing and use of their de facto monopoly in search market and intentionally breaking their popular products for other browsers (especially Opera, using small market share as excuse)...
Everything you mention causes strong reactions with geeks. They would not use a sneaky software. Yet many use it anyway. What gives?
Chrome sneaked into people's computers by being secretly attached to Flash and Java updates, and to Openoffice installers on Windows.
I knew that Flash and Java had turned into malware (yes, installing unrequested junk makes you malware),...
...but OpenOffice?! Of course everyone's already switched to LibreOffice years ago, but still.
Java updates always had a more explicit walkthrough when offering updates. Junk sneaked into the system with Java updates when you forgot to untick the junk at the right moment.
With OpenOffice, what's so surprising? The same distributor as Java.
And I have my doubts about LibreOffice also. They share the same extensions and they tend to require Java. Simple extra dictionaries and spellcheckers should not require Java.
LibreOffice has been removing Java dependencies, and even OpenOffice 3 already ran fairly well without having any Java installed.http://en.libreofficeforum.org/node/7170#comment-29223
Good that they do, but there was no reason to make them dependent in the first place. Certainly not the disctionaries and spellcheckers. That was just malicious imposition.
There was no option Never throw up this freaking bar, EVER! Dear kind users of Chrome, has such option appeared? Is there perhaps an extension (giggles) to turn the translation bar off?
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@ersi, apparently some users like it...https://github.com/Emdek/otter/issues/112
Am I the only one who thought the thread title was a Futurama reference?
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