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May 8, 2010
5:01 PM
Adrian
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Google has released a new beta version of their popular browser Chrome, namely Google Chrome 5.0.342.9 beta. You can download this version at:

http://google.com/chrome

May 8, 2010
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yourpalal
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Thanks……

But I never try any beta’s—I don’t have the experience or $$$$$$$$$ to fix any serious errors that are almost certain to arrise–hence the free beta is for those brave (or naive Wink) souls &/or have exp or $$$$$$$$ to help report bugs & crashes–so when they release the fixed-up better version, others won’t have to endure the problems.

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
May 9, 2010
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I tried this beta – it’s already a late-phase beta, so I think there won’t be any problems. But if you don’t trust Google, you’d better wait until the official release – Google Chrome 5 is even faster than previous versions of Chrome. Surprised Yell 

May 9, 2010
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Google kept GMail in beta for two years, even though it was fully functional and stable. I have been using the Chrome beta releases for several months and never had a problem. I let it automatically update itself, which I do not do for most programs I have.

May 9, 2010
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@Harlan – so you don’t use Firefox?

May 9, 2010
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No. I mostly use Avant, which is based on IE 7. It has the advantage of being the fastest browser I’ve ever used. I’ve tried to like FF, but I find it slow to start up and it relies heavily on add-ons for many functions already built into Avant (and Maxthon, another good IE-derived browser). Since both FF and the many add-ons are updated frequently, the need to check for add-on compatibility and updates just slows things down further. Plus, there are so many add-ons that perform the same function that choosing the “perfect” one is very time-consuming. So what many uses see as a FF strength just annoys me. I’d just rather just have a pretty good function built in.
I am undecided about Chrome. I like its speed and simple interface, and I have had zero crashes with it, but maybe it’s too spartan. Plus, it seems to be following the same path as FF, in that there are a growing number of add-ons available for Chrome, many of which are ports of the FF add-ons.
I hope that was a sufficiently long answer thay you’ll never ask me a question again.Laugh
May 9, 2010
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Why would I ask a Novice a question?!

Wink (no offense)

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