Google Chrome crashing as much as Microsoft Explorer
Anybody out there having Google Chrome crashes? I have Dell Computer with Windows 7 and Norton Security and PC Tools that I use to keep it tweaked, and Google Chrome crashes all of the time. I am on NowPublic, Facebook, employ Google search engine, and use Open Source writer. I sometimes use MS Office tools as well.
I use GoogleTalk and Gmail. The crashes seem to occur after transition from Gmail to websites. I do a lot of picture downloading and navigating. Yet, for a long time, I had no problems.
I shifted from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome because I used to get a lot of Explorer crashes and security problems. Google Chrome performed well at first, and now it sucks as bad as Microsoft.
When I search for solutions, I see there are many others having the same problem. PC Tools and other registry cleaners came into business apparently due to this type problem.
So, what’s up? I have done what I can do and am about ready to move to the other room, the Apple room, if you will.
Hey, don’t give me a new product until you fix what I have.
“December 15, 2010 7:01 AM PST
Chrome 9 beta to bring faster, fancy graphics
Mozilla and Microsoft have been racing to see which will be the first to release a production-quality browser with hardware-accelerated graphics, but at the current rate, it could be Google's Chrome 9 that crosses the finish line first.
Google likely will be issuing Chrome 9 in beta form soon. It had been planned for Tuesday, but Anthony LaForge, a Chrome technical program manager, pushed it back. "The crash rate [of] 400 crashes per million page loads on the browser is simply too high," he said in a mailing list message
Hardware acceleration isn't a simple either-or situation, but rather a long list of possible ways a graphics chip can speed up the task of painting pixels on a screen. Among aspects that can be accelerated: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics); 2D graphics drawn with the new Canvas feature; font rendering; video decoding and resizing; the graphical formatting, transitions, and transformations of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets); WebGL for 3D graphics; and compositing different elements of a Web page into the single view a person sees.
Chrome is due for at least some of them--compositing, WebGL, and 2D Canvas, for example. However, it's very much a work in progress: accelerated 2D Canvas is disabled in Windows XP, and a second phase of 2D Canvas acceleration is currently scheduled for Chrome 11.
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