Google’s made their new beta web browser Chrome available for download. Chrome seems to be very fast, faster then Firefox 3 and IE8 and Opera. Loads all flash content really quick. Very impressed so far. Having individual processes for each tab is a great design, and makes much more of a difference in overall performance once you’ve got a lot of tabs opening and closing than I might have expected. The ability to make desktop “app” shortcuts for things like GMail is also nice, and it really is VERY fast.
Download Google Chrome For Windows Vista/XP. Chrome for Linux, MAC will be out soon.
Firefox 3 and IE8 beta 2 is staying installed, but I’ll definitely be playing in Chrome for awhile. With extensions this browser is a winner. This is still in BETA. Wonder how many years chrome will be in beta ;), Some issues or features lacking in beta. I’d sure like to see, how it would work with all the features.
– Doesn’t work with logmein.com (java and activex issue)
– Doesn’t pass the java test at: [www.java.com]
– Chrome doesn’t even feature dropdown bookmark buttons.
– Chrome does not have Google Toolbar Favorites or Roboform Toolbar.
– Browser Sync options like Google Browser Sync or Weave
– Logged into facebook and loaded up the owned app and a ton of ajax bits fail to work.
– “Inspect Element” is good but not as powerful as firebug
– Option to kill tabs from ‘Stats for Nerds’
– Community for Extensions / add-ons missing.
– Super Drag and Drop and Gestures
– Chrome doesn’t run Microsoft’s ‘Silverlight’
– Minimize to taskbar
– More better skins
– Something like Adblock Plus