[ExI] New Browser: Google Chrome

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 19:32:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 2:13 AM, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Really totally off topic for anything, but Google's new open source
> browser, Chrome, is awesome. I would normally find a new browser to be
> a very dull thing, but this one is major cool. Noticeably faster than
> IE and Firefox, very slick, everything seems to work well, cool new
> geek tools hiding away in there.

Well, lots of positive reviews and some carping from FireFox users.

It is a beta release, and Google says improvements are on the way, so
it might be wise to wait a while. It is free to test, of course.  :)

Some reports say it is a bit of a resource hog, effectively opening up
a new windows process for every tab. The advantage is that if one tab
crashes, all the other tabs are unaffected (in theory). As each
process grabs some resources, it seems obvious that it will have a
bigger footprint than FireFox. Some go so far as to say it is designed
for new high-powered pcs with GBs of memory and fast processors.

Chrome doesn't do extensions or themes yet. Google says they are under

Personally, I find browsing without Adblock Plus a pretty miserable
web experience.


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