The Next Chrome Will Load Your Next Link For You

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husker

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[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]...remember when you wanted to know something, you used to have to look it up in a book (and if you didn't own that book, you had to go to a library)? But the worlds going to end if Google doesn't pre-cache search results to YOUR browser for you.Whatever, I don't use Chrome, google can do whatever the hell they want.[/citation]
...remember when if you wanted to rant something, you used to have to write a book (and if you didn't write a book, you had to go to a library and rant to everyone there)? Fortunately, you now have modern technology and the internet on your side, so you can rant without books and libraries.
 

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Not a big fan of those new pre-fetching/pre-loading/pre-rendering web page tech. I always turn off website and DNS pre-fetch in Firefox. I can tolerate 2 to 3 seconds of loading time.
Maybe developer should think about making their browser lighter and efficient (in terms of CPU usage), rather than bloating it up with fats. :p
 

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[citation][nom]caguaman[/nom]Nothing like Safari on my Imac. When I go to the coffee shop its instant load on every page[/citation]
You take a 10yr old desktop to the coffee shop with you?
 
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Another word for it is prefetching. Its very handy except for the fact if your broadband is capped it could be a problem. I prefer to wait download what link I want. I hope there is a way to turn it off.
 

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google would be just loading the scripts not actually processing them. malicious programs still wouldnt be run untill the link is clicked. therefore it cant put viruses on ur comp unless u tell it to. i maybe wrong, i am not google
 

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I have a better idea. Whenever you go to google.com it simply downloads the internet to you PC and that's that. Fast access even if you are later away from a land line or WIFI connection :)

OK, got to stop drinking silly juice :)
 

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[citation][nom]unclealek2659[/nom]google would be just loading the scripts not actually processing them. malicious programs still wouldnt be run untill the link is clicked. therefore it cant put viruses on ur comp unless u tell it to. i maybe wrong, i am not google[/citation]

And 98% of intelligent computer users never thought they could get a virus from an inert file like a .jpg either.
 

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Ad-based sites will probably LOVE this. With two or more pages pre-loading for every page actually viewed, their ad revenue will easily double.

With more and more ISP's implementing bandwidth caps, I simply don't like the idea. With so many sites built in flash or containing embedded video, capped users could run the risk of exceeding their cap. The average computer user doesn't know there are browser add-ons to block flash, embedded video, and ads. This could cause numerous uninformed capped users to falsely hit their cap.

Really, just c'mon... You must be one HELL of an impatient person if you can't wait 2 seconds for a link you just clicked to load.
 

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unclealek2659 :
google would be just loading the scripts not actually processing them. malicious programs still wouldnt be run untill the link is clicked. therefore it cant put viruses on ur comp unless u tell it to. i maybe wrong, i am not google

I am no hacker group fanboy. But just as an excercise, using a bit of noggin. predict next usable link, relink to homepage, and predict same link...and you have an old fashioned and highly effective circular script, effectively bypassing any dnos protection you have. kind of like an old school .bat file opening 2nd .bat file opening first....ah, the nostalgia of locking up school computers is beautiful! :p
 

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[citation][nom]caguaman[/nom]Nothing like Safari on my Imac. When I go to the coffee shop its instant load on every page[/citation]
also an instant virus on your computer...i hope you've installed some kind of security software on your machine
 

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I agree with many of the above comments. It may SOUND good in theory, but in practice all such automation ideas have proven to be nothing but horrible resource hogs, and are not reliable so you have to look manually anyway. (indexed windows desktop searches, google/youtube autocomplete, google instant, and pretty much EVERY 'smart' or 'auto' feature in MS office suite ... etc).

These ideas are only good for lazy, misspelling ignoramuses, so they're ideal for the masses (sigh) and I'm just wasting my breath ...
 

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So, kinda like AutoPager on Firefox, except a bit more elegant.

Either way, I hope Google would pay the bandwidth costs for people that got owned :p
 
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