Saturday, 6 September 2008

Google Chrome

Like everyone else in the IT world, I downloaded a copy of Chrome -- Google's slick new browser -- earlier this week. After some fairly surface-level testing (just putting it through my rigorous everyday use really) I believe I can sum up my feelings in one short phrase...... Google ain't got nothing on Firefox!!!

Apart from Chrome's load time, which was INCREDIBLY fast, and its memory consumption, which is quite low compared to other browsers, I can't see what all the fuss is about. I fell in love with Firefox a couple of years ago when it dazzled me with its incredible customisation. I have added numerous plug-ins and extensions....the browser is at my beck and call. It has come to the point where I've customised Firefox so much that it's painful to use another browser (i.e. Chrome) where my shortcuts, key commands, and other andrew-isms are missing.

Chrome is's fast and responsive. It may be good as on a terminal or browsing-only workstation. But when it comes to a browser that works for its living, Chrome does not measure up. Not to mention Section 11 of the EULA (yikes!).

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