14 May 10 Acer will be Launching World’s First Chrome OS powered Netbook/Tablet!

Well, looks like we will be seeing the launch of world’s very first Chrome OS-powered netbook or tablet.  There’s no official word on what this device is other than that it runs Chrome OS.

We figure that it would run some kind of multi-touch although it might also be just regular netbook/laptop.

I’ve tried Chrome OS every often and then but I don’t know if I am rather surprised by its performance yet as you need to be connected to the internet constantly.

But, then again, I can’t think of using a computer/laptop/smartphone when there was no internet access other than when I am in the elevator or my ISP has connectivity problems.

Anyways, it will be exciting for people who attend Taipai’s Computex 2010 this year, where Acer will be showing off their new Chrome device. Tags:, , , , ,

08 Dec 09 Google Chrome Browser Plugins Now Available!

Like Mozilla Firefox Plugins, Google Chrome web browser now has a slew of great browser plugins available called Google Chrome Extensions.

I have steadily been using more Google Chrome as of lately, I find it better and faster for some sites than Mozilla Firefox.

With the new plug-ins, I think the popularity of Google Chrome will definitely rise.  And of course, all the better before Google Chrome operating system is officially released.

There’s already hundreds of Chrome extensions available, I predict this number will get rather larger in the next 6 months or so.

Kudos to Google Chrome team for creating such great browser and extensions! Tags:, , , ,

24 Nov 09 Ubuntu Working With Google Chrome!

Ubuntu, one of my favorite linux distributions and probably one of the widely used linux operating systems, has just partnered with Google for creating Google’s new Chrome operating system.

Sources at Canonical tell me that Canonical’s Ubuntu developers have been working with Google’s Chrome team since before Google announced its netbook operating system plan in July 2009. The company decided to go public with its involvement after Google announced today that they were open-sourcing the Chrome operating system.

I think this is a smart move on Google to work with such talented group of people who made Ubuntu.  Personally, I think there will come a day when most people use Ubuntu while Windows becomes obsolete.  (or Google Chrome OS)

Google Chrome OS has really been intended for lower-performance hardware such as netbooks, smartphones and alike so I don’t think they will be competing much against Ubuntu itself but add value to the mobile niche.

Chromium is the open source version of Chrome OS, you can find it here.  (although you can’t really install it on any physical computers yet as it requires a BIOS change but you can try virtual machines like VMWare for demo.) Tags:, ,

13 Jun 09 Chrome Hack – How to Run Chrome on 64-bit Windows 7!

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28 Jun 08 How to Start Chrome in Incognito Mode using Javascript!

Well, it looks like our previous hack on how to start Chrome in Incognito Mode fails in Vista, but here’s an alternative Javascipt version you can save as XXX.js and make it work using Javascript:

//Chrome_Incognito.js – start new chrome incognito(sort of)

var liWait=175; //wait ms (double on older pc)

var oSh=new ActiveXObject(”WScript.Shell”);
oSh.Run(”chrome.exe”); //start chrome
WScript.Sleep(liWait);
oSh.Sendkeys(”^+N”); //start new incognito window
WScript.Sleep(liWait);
oSh.Sendkeys(”%{Tab}”); //go previous(first) browser window
WScript.Sleep(liWait);
oSh.Sendkeys(”%{F4}”); //close first browser window

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25 Jun 08 Google Chrome Stats – Is Chrome fading away?

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25 Jun 08 Chrome Security Alert – Carriage Return Null Object Memory Exhaustion Remote Dos

Here’s a security alert for Google Chrome, it seems like some kind of memory leak problem with the Enter key:

*Google Chrome Carriage Return Null Object Memory Exhaustion Remote Dos.*

*Version Affected:*
Chrome/0.2.149.30
Chrome/0.2.149.29

*Severity:*
High

*Description:*
The Google chrome browser is vulnerable to memory exhaustion based
denial of
service which can be triggered remotely.The vulnerability triggers when
Carriage
Return(\r\n\r\n) is passed as an argument to window.open() function. It
makes the
Google Chrome to generate number of windows at the same time thereby
leading
to memory exhaustion. The behavior can be easily checked by looking at
the task
manager as with no time the memory usage rises high. The problem lies in
the handling
of object and its value returned by the javascript function. Once it is
triggered the pop
ups are started generating. The Google Chrome browser generate object
windows continuously
there by affecting memory of the resultant system. Probably it can be
crashed within no time.
User interaction is required in this.

*Proof of Concept*
http://www.secniche.org/gds

*Links:*
http://secniche.org/gcrds.html
http://evilfingers.com/advisory/Google_Chrome_Carriage_Return_Null_Objec
t_Memory_Exhaustion_Remote_Dos.php

*Detection:*
SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Google Chrome on Microsoft
Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:

Chrome/0.2.149.30
Chrome/0.2.149.291

*Disclosure Timeline:*
Disclosed: 22 September 2008
Release Date. September 24 ,2008

*Vendor Response:*
Google acknowledges this vulnerability and “fix” will be released soon.

*Credit:*
Aditya K Sood

*Disclaimer*
The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time
of publishing based on
currently available information. Use of the information constitutes
acceptance for use in an
AS IS condition. There is no representation or warranties, either
express or implied by or with
respect to anything in this document, and shall not be liable for a ny
implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect
special or consequential
damages.

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25 Jun 08 Chrome Hack – How to use Google Chrome in Dual Pane/Split Window Mode!

bookmarklet to your bookmarks tab. The next time you want to browse in a dual-pane split browser mode, click on the bookmarklet and enter the websites you want to surf. Thanks Chrome Plugins.

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25 Jun 08 CCleaner supports Google Chrome!

If you don’t want to deal with privacy issues on the Google Chrome, you can always use a proxy or the Iron browser.  But if you don’t like the hassle of using those, you can get the latest version of CCleaner, which now supports Google Chrome.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

Download CCLeaner for Google Chrome

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25 Jun 08 Google Chrome without Spyware = Iron

Here’s a German version of Google Chrome without all the features that send people’s surfing info back to Google.  I can see that some of Chrome’s embedded featured that send back personal data back to Google can slow down your browsing slightly, although not that much.

For those of you who want complete privacy, you can try this Iron browser.

The “Iron” browser is based on the “Google Chromium” source code, but “Iron” does not send any user specific data to Google anymore and it does not contain a unique user ID. Iron is a product of “SRWare ” – a german software company. In Iron the following Google Chrome features have been deactivated:

  • no alternative error messages, when having entered a wrong URL
  • no sending of collected data to Google, if Iron has crashed
  • no unwanted Google updater
  • via metaparadigma, Iron Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

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