I tried this for a bit and really liked it a lot... only problem I noticed was with mouse wheel scrolling on my Intellimouse. It seemed to only scroll one line at a time and it scrolled the opposite direction of normal. All my other apps work fine. I submitted this to Google so hopefully they'll get it fixed. I'd be curious to know if others have a similar problem or maybe it's some type of compatibility issue.
Edit: Resolved the mouse issue by updating the driver. Only thing I can't figure out now is if there is a way to maximize the window (F11 in other browsers).
The auto-suggest feature of Google's new Chrome browser does more than just help users get where they are going. It will also give Google a wealth of information on what people are doing on the Internet besides searching.
Provided that users leave Chrome's auto-suggest feature on and have Google as their default search provider, Google will have access to any keystrokes that are typed into the browser's Omnibox, even before a user hits enter.
What's more, Google has every intention of retaining some of that data even after it provides the promised suggestions. A Google representative told CNET News that the company plans to store about 2 percent of that data--and plans to store it along with the Internet Protocol address of the computer that typed it.
In theory, that means that if one were to type the address of a site--even if they decide not to hit enter--they could leave incriminating evidence on Google's servers.
Information typed into Google's Omnibox bar could end up on Google's server--provided Google is your default search engine and you have Chrome's auto suggest-feature turned on.
(Credit: CNET News)
That said, individuals have a clear way to use Chrome and avoid having this occur. Turning off the auto-suggest feature means that Google will neither get nor store this information. One can also select a search provider other than Google as their default to avoid having their search queries stored by Google. (Update 11:45 a.m. PDT: Switching to Chrome's Incognito mode also switches off the auto-suggest features, the Google representative said.)
Beyond the individual level, though, there is the question of what Google will be able to do with all this information in aggregate. Folks already concerned about how much data Google has from its Web search history may well have another reason to worry. That is in addition to separate concerns raised by the product's End User License Agreement (EULA).
Assuming Google finds a way to use this data to make its Web search even better, it could also make Microsoft's job of catch-up even harder than it already is.
As I wrote before, Chrome's threat to Microsoft goes far beyond Internet Explorer. It puts pressure on the Windows team to innovate faster and, apparently, could also make life even tougher for the Live Search folks.
Now that I've got the nasty annoying ads blocked (fuck you intellitxt), I'm quite happy. Now I wish I could just turn off flash.
Google Chrome = All your data belongs to Google!!!
Google was COOL in 1997/98...nowadays fukgle just sucks!
Okay, they play THE master card: The Open Source Card!
So, essentially, since google is now popular, widely known and providing services other than just a search box... they're evil.
I know the controversies they've gotten themselves into, but just like most progressive people they do a lot with good intention, and don't always see the draw backs or backlash for... certain things before they plunge into it. "Oh hey let's get street teams out there so people really CAN see their houses on the interwebz!" Ideas and concepts are being put into concept by them to push boundaries and create new things, they're not trying to take over the world... or map out the front of your hoos for a home invasion.
A separate process is allocated to each tab or plugin. This prevents tasks from interfering with each other, which is good for both security and stability; an attacker successfully gaining access to one application does not gain access to all, and failure in one application results in a Sad Tab screen of death, similar to the well-known Sad Mac. This strategy exacts a fixed per-process cost up front but results in less memory bloat overall as fragmentation is confined to each process and no longer results in further memory allocations.
Chrome features a process management utility called the Task Manager which allows the user to "see what sites are using the most memory, downloading the most bytes and abusing [their] CPU" (as well as the plugins which run in separate processes) and terminate them.
Aside from the few random hiccups that stalled THE ENTIRE BROWSER (I thought processes were supposed to not do that?) it's been amazingly stable. And oh so fast...
haha, that's odd indeed seeing as it's suppose to be immune to such mortal weaknesses!
I've heard of a few dumps that it's made though, someone i know reported a crash less than 30 seconds after firing it up xD As well as the earlier reports in this thread about java doing funky things. (Again, Java processing was a big target of theirs in the creation of the browser)
All in all the feed back is kind of funny thus far. Really sounds like it has a lot of potential though.