Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Google Chrome.

Okay. Google Chrome? Total awesome. After using Chrome, using Firefox 3 is like driving a lorry after driving a Lotus Elise. Too bad the EULA isn't very writer-friendly.

Update:
Looks like Google is fixing that EULA snafu. Now if only they'd release a Mac version, I'll be ready to sell my soul to Google. Oh wait I already did. (I heart Google Reader.)

Update 2:
I forgot to include this, and I really should, because it's a comic by Scott McCloud. Yes, the very same Scott McCloud of Understand Comics!). The comic explains the whys and hows of Google Chrome and is a very good primer on understanding the reasoning behind the design decisions in the new browser.)

Update 3:
They've updated the EULA, so everything's peachy now. Well, except for the bugs I've been noticing. Doesn't work so well with Facebook.

7 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this, is it really that good?

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  2. I tried Google Chrome, it's really fast man! True enough, Firefox 3 do feel like a lorry now. As for IE8, a tricycle perhaps?

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  3. Jo: It's a new browser that just came out yesterday. It's quite good, if a fast, stable browser is what you need. But it's very minimal in its design, just like almost everything else made by Google. It's also still in early beta so it might not actually be a browser to adopt just yet. Haven't put it to its paces yet since for now it's Windows only and I'm on a Mac.

    Firdaus: I never even bothered trying the IE8 beta! IE7 was such a piece of crap I never even go near it.

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  4. I'm using Chrome now, to test. but I still like Opera more. It's got more features. When Chrome gets more gimmicks than Opera, then I'll change over.

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  5. Knowing Google's spartan philosophy, I doubt they'll be adding much in the way of gimmicks. IMO, Chrome is useful if you want to use webapps (more specifically, Google's webapps) like you use desktop apps.

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  6. Think I'll stay with my Firefox then.

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  7. there's a new update one 4.0.295.0 Beta ;)

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