Would very much like to see a changelog, at the very least the most important stuff. Or if there is one, please give the link for future reference.Thank you!
I came here for the same thing. Several updates over the last few days and I'd just like to know what they are.
Charles, please look at http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/stable-channel-update.html - still not very detailed I know.Sir Timothy - so much rage!
My experience it too that Chromesos becomes slower and slower instead of faster. Especially the Google+ page ake 20 seconds to load on my Samsung series 3.And when it is loaded scrolling is absolutely not fluid
I know these are not speed demons, well at leat my Acer Chomebook, but unless you shelled out for a Pixel can you really come here and complain you sub $300 Chromebook is slow? For my use, browsing the web quick and easy, I have no complaints. I can even use it for other things too in a pinch. Never been a fan of Google docs, having used MS office for so long, I do not want to have to relearn how to enter a formula in a spread sheet. Word Processing is OK, but for anything beyong a basic document, I will be using a normal computer/laptop. I am not a game player so I cannot comment on gameplay on these devices.
Get off your high horse and count to 10 buddy. My Acer chromebook probably performs just as fast at when I purchased it new. Then again I am not sitting there with a stopwatch and timing every thing I do on it and FREAKING out like it is the end of the world if something loads slightly slower. So it advertised it take 10 second to boot. How long does yours take to boot? "Longer" can mean anything.Also EVERY computer I have ever owned has gotten slower as the OS gets upgraded and new features are added (weather you like them our not). You are now using a 3 year old computer, Show me any computer that will perform just as fast as when you purchased new after an OS update. My old Dell D630 is blazing fast if I wipe it and install the stock XP pro off the restore CD. Then install all the service packs and updates, and is is slower. Same thing with my Dell Latitude with and i5 processor. Same thing with Linux. A computer with say Ubuntu 10 may be blazing fast, put 13 on it and you can pretty much say it will be slower. Your comments are full of statements like FAST and SLOW, but that could mean anything. Give quantitative not qualitative results. What portion of the boot process is taking longer? Does it take longer to reach the login screen? If so how much longer? If the new OS really bothers you that much and hampers your computing experience that much, cough up some $$ and buy a freaking new computer and quit your whining. So typical for the instant gratification crowd.... whaaaaa the OS update makes me wait 5 seconds longer to boot.... whaaaa the OS update makes my favorite website take 2 seconds longer to render...Oh and BTW the series 5 was NEVER able to boot in 10 seconds...http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/samsung-chromebook-series-5.aspx
On the whole adding a desktop like interface. You obviously have never brought something new to market, and had to make adjustments after you received feedback from your user base. Every new product gets teaks ad time goes. Look at DVD players. My first one turned on fast and got to the main menu fast. Well the adds/previews started getting added to DVDs, menus got more complex, my newest LG DVD/Blueray player takes a significantly longer time to actually get to a menu than my original DVD play did, but the over all experience is better.Look at the interface changes with Windows 8.1. When 8 was released Microsoft thought they could force the end of the start button. User feedback forced them to make an adjustment. It happens.
I am not missing the point of a Chromebook, and I am not a Microsoft fanboy, heck I am not locked to one OS or platform. I have used computers for both entertainment and work starting originally with a TRS-80 color computer, then MS-DOS compatibles, some mac's my first couple of years of college, then Windows/DOS machines, then Windows 95 though 8 (although I prefer windows 7 over 8), etc. I currently have and use multiple PCs, laptops, tablets, my chromebook (that yes I had it before Aura) I even just purchased a new macbook pro etc. All have quirks, and guess what all have gotten slower with updates. Lets face it developers are not developing on a chromebook, and I am sure testing of new builds has a range as far as "speed" goes. At the end of the day nothing I say or anyone else is going to get you to see what has happened to your 3 year old laptop normal and does not just happen to Chromebooks. I have a G4 Powerbook that was much faster with Jaguar than it is with Leopard, but I use it with Leopard because the overall usage and compatibility is better. And again if speed really is that critical to your needs, and you need those precious seconds, then you need a different computer than a chromebook. Right tool for the right job. Yes a chromebook is basically an Browser/OS, but really is the reduction in spped all of the OS's fault? How many changes to Flash has Adobe made in the last 3 years that could possibly effect how fast flash based content loads? Quite frankly I can honestly say that there is not one web page I would care if it took 1 second to load compared to 10s.If you are so mad at google and your chromebook toss it on e-bay, craigslist, give it to a charity, heck the way you talk you should just throw it in the trash like the piece of junk it is.
Your gripes:1) Slow to boot. Ok how many times a day are you re-booting your machine? I rearely reboot my machine. Most of the time it is asleep and I open it up and I have an working computer. Much faster than any laptop I have owned. less than 5 seconds to get to the desktop. 2) Apps are slow. I just opened google docs. Counting in my head it took around 5 seconds to load. Typing there was an occasional lag, but I like this to the crappy internet. I bet at my house It would load faster and their woudl be no lag. This is with a crappy WiFi at a hotel. You mentioned that changing the DNS server helped... hmmm maybe you complaint should go to your web service provide for having crappy dns servers.3) Recording directly to You Tube you loose your WiFi connection. Have you tried this with different WiFi access points? If not how can you directly point the blame at google?4) You keep posing information from Ads in 2009. Well did your chromebook perfome as advertised in 2009? I bet it did or was atleast closer.The chromebook is a different computer. Like you point out everything is run from a browser. What other computer out there runs like this.The more I read your rants the more it seems like you are having buyers remorse, and did not truely research what you purchased. Statements like "having a real processor" point directly to this. You purchaed a machine with an inten Atom processor.Look at the benchmarks for it:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-N570-Notebook-Processor.44429.0.htmlNot exactly a speed demon by todays standards. Three years ago, might have been a decent mid level processor. As I set here typing the responce on my C710 chromebook. It is quite responsive. Looking up the benchmarks took lees than 20 seconds of my time (that included loading google.com, typing in my search term, and opeingin two web sites.) Was it as fast as my AMD quad core desktop with 8 gigs of ram on a 100Mb ethernet, no but pretty good for 2 year old $250 computer. I would take this as an ultra portable over the Dell Netbook that I used to own.
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