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Documentation on Google's Developer Site was recently updated to specify that Googlebot's web rendering technology is based on Chrome version 41:
https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/rendering

So if you really want to see how your site looks to Googlebot, you'll need to go find an old installer. This could be really helpful for troubleshooting "Crawl Errors" you find in Search Console.
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What’s the first thing you install—or uninstall—on a new system?
The first thing I install on a new PC system (other than OS & drivers) is usually a tie between the Chrome browser and Blizzard's Battle.net client, closely followed by Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. On my Mac, I skip straight to Lightroom and Photoshop, since I'm happy with Safari and don't try to game much on that system (that's what the PC is for ;-)

As for uninstalling, usually nothing... My last PC was a custom build so there wasn't any junk on it and Macs are great about not having anything I don't want.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, definitely got to take care of all the OS and driver patches first! What do you do after all that?
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by:shalomc
I don't install PCs for a living, and only do that for select family members: myself, children, wife and mother in law.
Everybody gets Chrome, Office and Adobe Acrobat reader.
Then for each their tools of trade. This is the list of first installations as happened during the past year.

For me:
* Virtual box, Git, JDK, Python, Jetbrains IDE, curl, whois, dig, jq, notepad++, skype, mumble and Eve Online

For my mother in law:
* OE Classic

For my wife:
* Photoshop, Invision, Premiere

For my son:
* Minecraft, Netflix

For my daughter:
* Matlab, Netflix
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What’s the first thing you install—or uninstall—on a new system?
Install - Chrome
Uninstall - Nothing.  I don't buy pre-loaded software machines; I install my own OS.
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by:John Hurst
I do not have any issue at all with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled OEM by Lenovo. BIG HUGE waste of time to blow it away and spend a day redoing it for nothing.

Latterly only one piece of Lenovo software bit the dust (Lenovo Solution Center) which was replaced with a better piece of software. Voluntary (optional) Lenovo software need not be installed and I do not.
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by:Maclean
It is a personal preference really in the end. It does not bug some as much as others,
One might have plenty of resources and decide that it has little to no impact on their experience.
So whether it is a waste of time depends on what one wants from their system.
Personally I prefer max performance and security. The fewer 3rd party apps or vendor apps, the better.

Lenovo is not as bad as some other firms with their own apps but has also been tapped by for example Duo due to big security vulnerabilities in software allowing hackers to bypass protection software and take over control.
Being security focused this translates into my person preferences.

In the end a full system rebuild takes me between 1.5-2 hours average including patches & configuring things plus transferring data where applicable. (Talking SSD. SATA takes more time indeed)
e.g. if I buy HP, Dell, Lenovo OEM I would first need to upgrade to Creator update, then remove optional SW, Trials, Games and more.
That update process itself takes me as long as simply having the ISO already and doing it from scratch.
That was where my point of view comes from :)
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A little background, I keep getting errors in google Chrome (NXDOMAIN, DNS Probe errors).  

I keep getting a 8012 Event ID error code 9005 when I flush and then register DNS on WIN 10 machines.  
I have setup a reverse DNS zone and see the PTR records for those very machines fill the list.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Chrome: Select Multiple Tabs
Here's a fantastic Google Chrome trick I just learned: you can Ctrl-Click to select multiple tabs at once. Then you can move them around or break them out into a new window as a group. Give it a try! Seriously great and simple trick that I never knew about (and probably should have, given that Ctrl-Click is so common for multi-select in plenty of other applications).

Don't hold out on me EE, what sort of simple tricks like this do you know about?
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by:Brian Matis
Ctrl + Shift + TCtrl + Shift + N, good ones!

The Windows + Shift + Arrow keys one doesn't seem to do anything for me though... Is that for virtual screens on Windows 10?
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by:Craig Kehler
Sorry only left and right arrows to switch which monitor the current foreground application is displayed on.
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Just needed to recover an "asterisked" key from a web page.  Dug up a neat little trick that should also illustrate why saving passwords in web browsers isn't secure... Using Chrome (I've heard rumor it also works in firefox but haven't tested), right click on the text box with the asterisks and select "inspect element".  Now look at the right at the highlighted text.  
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by:Kyle Santos
Hmm, I don't see my password.  Guess I'm OK. =)
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What technology will not last?:
Anything that Google puts out that is not related to Search, Advertising, Chrome browser, Apps for work, err, I mean gSuite or Android.   Most anything else is not worth trying to learn or grasp because just after you adopt it's gone.  Voice, Talk, Hangouts, Messenger - Pick one dammit!  I'm so confused.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I have worked with many smaller businesses from professional offices, universities, regional home builders, remodeling companies, insurance, small teaching studios, hospitals, and retail.   A couple of things that really stands out for those that are successful are focusing and going all in.    

For any of these that tried something by testing the waters with a toe dip, they end up failing and never had a chance of success.  For any that went "all in", there was success.  

I worked with 3 start ups that branched off from the same place to go on their own.  Two where gun shy, didn't put enough effort into marketing and ended up blowing whatever money they did put in. The third acted as if they were taking over the region and their marketing efforts reflected that.  This company went to $10MM in sales within a couple of years.    Probably closer to home for many, try taking Google's offer for free initial $100 in PPC ads and keep that budget for a few months.  Your going to fail.  Now try to dominate in your market and for many micro local businesses, that is going to mean spending $1,000 to $5,000 monthly on PPC.  Assuming they have a good system to keep people in the funnel moving towards a sale, they will succeed.  There is a point where you are just pissing into the wind throwing your  money out and no return.  

With many of these Google products, to the outsider, it feels like they do not go all in.  Inbox for instance.  It's a nice front end, but you can't use it 100% as is, you have to use the gmail interface.  Google+, I feel was not focused. They tried to do too many things at once with it.  A business was forced to have a g+ account, which took over for Google local and that alone was very confusing.  I did not like that aspect of it, but did enjoy the groups that were for development. It was a good way to learn about new items.  

My point with Google is, if they are going to put something out, go all in or go back to labs and say it is not a full fledged product yet and may never be.  When it is ready to come out of beta/labs, then go all in and dominate like they have the ability to.  Instead, it feels like they throw a bunch of stuff against the wall to see what sticks with no conscience to those that tried to adopt.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
> or go back to labs
  I meant, go back to using the now defunct Google Labs
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there's a problem with the personall billing web page.

I've tried Chrome, Firefox and IE and all three won't work.  The problem is when I go to remove a billing method.  It puts the Yes/No question text on top each other.  As a result it's impossible to remove old charge cards.
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by:Brian Matis
This issue has now been fixed. Please go ahead and try it now, thanks!
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by:Lucas Bishop
The acquiring company inserts adware into thousands of people's browsers and they begin earning revenue from ad-clicks and affiliate sales. Eventually people notice and uninstall the extension.

It's a pump and dump scheme. Short term they multiply profits. Long term the extension goes in the trash.
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by:Brian Matis
This is why we can't have nice things... :-(
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Long ago, I was a pretty big advocate for Firefox. I even had the t-shirt to prove it! After Chrome came out however, it eventually won me over. It's been so long I can barely even remember the key reasons, but I'm pretty sure it had to do with streamlined UI and better performance.

Lately though, Chrome's performance is starting to annoy me and this recent update to Firefox is pretty intriguing... Any of you still prefer Firefox? Have any feedback on the new update?
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by:Jackie Man
I only use Firefox when I need to download files using the add-ons.

In Firefox, there are many free add-ons from web page translation, FTP, Green printing....

My work computer is Win 7 Pro 64 bit and my home computer is Win 10 Home 64 bit. The mostly used browser is Chrome as I often use Chrome Remote Desktop to my office computer. Besides, as you may see from my profile, I use a mix of numerous Android devices and Chrome will definitely help a lot to continue my work when I switch devices.
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by:Brian Matis
Definitely makes sense to stick with Chrome if you're primarily using a lot of Android devices!
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by:Craig Kehler
One could say this was very "Brave" of them ;)
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by:Brian Matis
@Lucas - Gotta wonder if Google will start to run afoul of some of the anti-trust / monopoly issues that hit Microsoft in the late 90's/early 00's. Definitely seeing some similarities here... They could potentially have a strong enough browser monopoly to stop other ad provider systems. But then again, I don't think Chrome has a strong enough position to really be considered a monopoly the way that Windows was.
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Chrome is a free web browser created by Google. Originally released in 2008, it has grown to become the most used desktop web browser (as of October 2016).