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Google Chrome

September 2, 2008
Google Chrome

Google Chrome

I just started using Google’s new browser today (mainly because that’s when it was released), and I’m fairly impressed. It runs quickly, the interface is smooth and simplistic, and… that’s about it. Javascript seems to run about the same as my Firefox 3, except that very few of new Facebook‘s features work correctly like they do in Mozilla’s browser.

However, rendering works well; everything on my normal sites looks correct. And, it is their first release, and it’s still in beta, so this looks very promising. It appears as if Google Gears comes packaged with it as a standard feature — not surprising. This does allow for easy integration into Google Docs, Reader, WordPress, etc. though. The “Incognito” mode, which looks like it’s becoming an industry standard, has this witty message when you begin using it:

Going incognito doesn’t affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:

  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
  • People standing behind you

Upon a quick download and install, though, everything was easily imported from Firefox, including saved passwords. I’m going to try using it as my primary browser for some time now and see anything else I discover, and how I like it in the long run.

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