Friday, February 06, 2009
Seemingly rolled out with little fanfare- I happened to see a little blurb on a Google page- there's a new web browser in town. And it's excellent! Google Chrome.
I installed it yesterday, and so far it's performed flawlessly. Every control is simple and intuitive. I think there's a "help" button somewhere, but I haven't needed it. There's very little garbage on the toolbar, which gives you a bigger screen area for content. (See the screenshot of this blog page, above.)
And speaking of content, the web pages open at broadband speeds.. and I'm using EDGE/GPRS, which is only about twice as fast as dialup.
It has a nice memory feature, that keeps track of the number of times I go to a website, and all the most - visited are shown on the front page when you open the browser.. so I better keep some variety in the porn surfing!
I tried Firefox some time ago. It was OK, but there were some issues that irritated me. I think it was a problem that had to do with .pdf files. Haven't opened any .pdf's with Chrome yet, so I probably shouldn't speak too soon.
Give it a try. It's free. From download to your monitor only takes about 5-7 minutes; which is amazing in itself.
And now tonight's entertainment, which is in no way relevant to the subject, other than it has the word "chrome" in the title. Take it, Melissa....