Google is releasing their own web browser. The keywords are stability, security and reliability. And to not bore us to death with a 1000-page technical documentation, they made this comic for us explaining what it's all about. Assuming they keep what they promise it's looking like a darn good browser. Open source too.
Actually I don't like the multiprocess approach (I wouldn't want a separate process for my many many tabs), but let's see what happens when I try it. :)
I'm looking forward to it. So many times has one bad page forced me to close the entire browser and the other open tabs.
If web browsers took a synchronous approach to web surfing, then wouldn't that restrict us to having one instance of the browser open? Or not necessarily? I thought that was somewhere in windows' design.
I heard about that.
I guess it's GOS next in line. :D
if it doesnt have tabs I wont use it. Im sure they will have them or add them pretty quick though.
It does have tabs, it just runs them in separate processes. Ironically (in light of the earlier post about GOS) they compare it to the way an operating system manages programs.
I tried it out, and it seems a little buggy when I access some pages on our company's intranet, but for the first day it's released - not bad!
I really like it. It's not as good as Firefox right now, IMO, but it has A LOT of potential, so I'm keeping FF as a secondary browser until Chrome is still up to speed.
In light of how closely linked this will probably end up being with Adobe products, I think "chrome" was an unfortunate name choice. I think it might cause a bit of confusion when web developers are talking about purely decorative components. Not that that's a huge deal, though.
edit: I'm a huge fan of Google's minimalist but elegant and functional styling!
Making this post in Google Chrome right now. It's minimalistic alright, and blazingly fast to start up (as opposed to firefox). I do miss the drop-down list of your last visited sites though.
Wow, hella faster than IE. Here i thought all that lag was just internet lag, turns out its IE all along. Sold.
One thing i would like to see however is when i create a new tab have ti go to a specific page.
And I'm sure you will all enjoy the fact that it auto spell checks my posts :)
OK, I dont think I like the fact that i cant directly access my favorites without opening a new tab.
My "firefox" has auto-spell-checking, too. (Though I can't say it launches very quickly.) If you're out on a trying-new-browsers rampage, be sure to also check out firefox. :)
I haven't tried Google Chrome yet -- I'm waiting until they get a Linux version -- but it definitely looks promising. I was reading the comic, too, and it's pretty good. :)
BTW -- did you guys know that it was released early because of a media (comic) leak? http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...-11869,00.html
That might be why it doesn't appear to be fully stable yet.
I don't see where they cite someone saying they are releasing it early. In fact their behavior after the comic came out suggests they released it when they were going to.
I've been using Chrome all day yesterday and some today. There are a few bugs and a security issue was brought out so the main thing that'll determine how well it survives is how they respond.
I definitely think they need to add more options to control behavior. For example I hate when it closes the program down when I close the last tab.
Maybe it wasn't a good link. It was just Google's first hit. ;)
For some reason I'm always opening a new tab when I'm trying to close the rightmost tab :/
They should redesign the new tab icon.
Easy way to close a tab is to middle click on it.
I hope they go with the Opera style where if you middle click in the tab area (but not on a tab) you get a new tab.
I thought I'd try Google Chrome anyway. (It's only a 475KB download! Wow.)
But wine can't run the installer. I tried all the possible operating systems. I guess I'll have to wait for the Linux version.
What's with requiring Windows 2000 for a web browser, anyway?