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Will Google really outfox Firefox?

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Google Chrome is a nifty little browser, but to date it's hardly had the impact of Mozilla's Firefox. That's partly because it's still Windows-only, but we suspect it's largely because you can't use extensions. Both of those things are about to change.

We know the Mac and Linux versions - the official, stable ones - are imminent, and now it seems that the Extension Gallery is ready to say hello. Mac and Linux support may not make a big difference to the numbers, but extensions almost certainly will.

Whenever we've compared Chrome against other browsers, it does exceptionally well - until it comes to expandability. We're so used to Firefox's AdBlock Plus that we're a bit freaked out when we see adverts on the Web, and we've come to depend on extensions that switch user agents or handle FTP commands.

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I just installed the latest version and it isn't as fast now as the earlier version. It seems to get a little slower each time they add more features so before long it will run the same as Firefox.

re: google (chrome)

It'll end up 'bout as slow as the rest of them probably.

I just hate all this "all that's google is gold" crap. Yeah, they were a kickass search engine - no doubt. But when their pupils turned to dollar signs, the mantra "do no evil" went out the window.

Google Chrome

They would win many more users if they added the drop down history/most visited from the address bar. For many people that little down arrow is 50% of the interaction they have with their browser.

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