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Google chrome browser

September 2nd, 2008 . by Matt

Google has a new browser. Check it out!

4 Responses to “Google chrome browser”

  1. comment number 1 by: Gerbilbastard

    I gave it a try today (I need to make sure it displays my websites properly) and so far it seems pretty good.

    The biggest improvement is speed. It’s blazing fast and loads most of my favorite pages in a second or two. I like the way the browser was built to perform different tasks separately. The ‘secret window’ feature seems useful too – although it’s pretty obvious why people are calling it the pr0n window.

    One thing I don’t like however, is that they removed the menus that I’m used to having. I was trying to open an html file but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to do it (maybe I’m being slow). Also, is there a ‘Home’ button? I wanted to return to my home page but couldn’t figure out how.

    I like the idea of ‘keep it simple, stupid’ but there’s a point where this idea is being taken too far. I’ll probably follow the browser’s progress, but I’m still a big fan of Firefox because of all the plug-ins that I can install.

  2. comment number 2 by: KenYN

    Uninstalled it. It sits in the background downloading stuff (new phishing sites, etc) every 30 minutes or so. If it’s going to sit there, it needs a tray icon so I can properly kill it. There’s also no option to turn off graphics, as I prefer graphics off when on a slowish connection.

    I’ll wait for a few more beta versions (page save, more options, etc) before trying again.

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    I am using it now. It works well with gmail. Since it is open source anyone can make their own version with the additional features that some people want. I think they mainly brought it out to extend the limits of internet browsing.

  4. comment number 4 by: KenYN

    Matt, only the renderer is open source, and even if it all was, I’ve got lots more important things to do. As I said, I’ll wait for later betas as Opera serves my needs perfectly.

    Anyway, I use POP3 for Gmail, so I never touch the web site, but I suppose it might be useful to see if Google Reader is a bit faster, and of course check that WJT renders correctly!