Wednesday, September 3, 2008
My take on: Google Chrome
After several friends asking me about the new Google Chrome browser, I decided to give it a test spin.
1. Was dissapointed that it was only for xp/vista. Crap, I have to go startup the ole' gateway lappy. Vista, ugh! . . .
2. After 15 - 20 minutes of disk thrashing, I had the new browser installed. (Note: this is not chrome's fault, but an overwhelmed underperforming cheapo laptop running a bloated OS)
3. The Browser: I like it. It is very simple, clean, and smooth. Excellent screen utilization. It didn't take very long for me to "acclimate" to it. Strangely, some of my friends & family have had trouble with tabs in firefox, and chrome's implementation should make tabbed browsing more intuitive for them. It feels like tabs weren't a oops we need to add this to our browser thing.
4. I will undoubtedly be back in firefox, my preferred browser. I am addicted to the add-ons and extensions that it has. Not to mention that there is no MAC version of Chrome!
Google listen up! I need add-ons. Come to think of it, the add-ons are the reason I don't use Safari or Internet Explorer. The biggies for me are: AdBlock Plus & Foxmarks