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Trying Google Chrome

03 Sep

Yes, I thought I would.

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I like the simplification, and the rendering is excellent so far. Given that an issue with me is a computer light on resources — a two-year-old Toshiba laptop — I am watching the resource use. So far it seems a little heavier than Maxthon (either variety) but lighter than IE7 and Firefox 3. I’ll run it for a while as my default browser and see how it goes.

UPDATE

Google Chrome: love it! 🙂

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7 Comments

Posted by on September 3, 2008 in computers, web stuff

 

7 responses to “Trying Google Chrome

  1. Benjamin Solah

    September 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Been meaning to try this out myself. I’ll probably download it tonight.

     
  2. media boy

    September 4, 2008 at 2:18 am

    i’m willing to try it out just to see if it works more efficiently than FireFox… if it’s faster than Firefox and isn’t IE, then i’ll use it

     
  3. Neil

    September 4, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Yes, it is faster than Firefox and it isn’t IE. 🙂 Maxthon still has some advantages though, especially Maxthon Classic allowing the Blog This add-on for Windows Live Writer. Maxthon2 is also very good looking, and when it updated itself yesterday it did so with a speed Firefox should envy. We won’t talk about that aspect of IE…

    You have to make sure you clean the cache on Chrome though, as programs like Ccleaner don’t yet find it.

    See also the Sydney Morning Herald: Chrome introduces various features that promise to make Web browsing faster, more secure and stable.

    The browser allows users to keep working even when one of its open windows crashes.

    Chrome is designed to take advantage of multi-core chips, recently offered by Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices, which allow computers to handle multiple processes simultaneously and with greater speed, Google engineers said. Unfortunately I don’t have dual-core on my computer, but Chrome doesn’t seem to mind.

     
  4. Benjamin Solah

    September 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I downloaded it, looks nice, works smoothly but it won’t let me comment on Blogger blogs (which are owned by Google!) so I closed it and went back to using Firefox for the rest of the night.

     
  5. Neil

    September 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

    That’s odd. I commented on a Blogspot blog not long ago…

     
  6. Antony Shen

    September 8, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Chrome is built upon the same codebase as Safari browser – WebKit. It is also interesting to know that one of the main developer (on Chrome) was the main developer of Firefox (before Google hired him).

     
  7. Stratégies

    October 6, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Google chrome is definitely faster than IE and I like the overall look. As the guys above mentioned, the Fonts does not look clear at all.

    Also, I do not agree that Chrome is more stable than IE. Chrome also keep crashing just like IE.

     
 
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