In this week's news, Google launched Chrome, its beta response to Firefox 3. Like bees to beta honey, the world's tech enthusiasts e-elbowed each other to be the first to critique the web browser. The verdict thus far is most people like the sleek no-frills browser. The Incognito Window, a snooping spouse's worst nightmare, is a bit suspect for my tastes. Overall, I would have to agree with the Tech Illuminati, Google has made it to third base with this one.
- Like most popular browsers, it allows for easy importing of bookmarks.
- Omnibox: Keyword searches via the address field is a delightful plus, also.
- To manage security and RAM, it creates separate processes for each new tab opened.
- Open source is always a good thing, right? (mash, mash, mash)
- It has been noted that Google's Chrome may not support GIF animation frames, however.
- Google's Chrome does not support Lively...a Google product. What's up with that?
- Currently, the Chrome browser does not work on Macs. However, knowing Mac users, they will have a Chrome for Macs version compiled by the end of the week.
Middle of the road
The Report bug or Broken Web site feature: Google Inc (GOOG.O) has offered all self proclaimed Tech Illuminati the ability to send reports of program bugs. Now, isn't that thoughtful of Google....