I’ve mentioned it on some previous posts already, I’m a long-time Firefox addict. Everywhere I go, and on all computers I work, I’ve installed a version o' Fx3, and on most includin' me favourite plugins.
Maybe I’m a tad late with this, but since th' release o' th' thin', I’ve been usin' Google Chrome on me work-laptop.
What can I say about it?
It works differently, it looks differently and it lacks some o' th' functionality Firefox has or gained which I find necessities fer a browser.
To start off with Chrome: th' interface is, well, let’s put it this way, radically different. I’m not exactly chuffed with th' tabs bein' on top, although it has an interestin' side-effect: I’m constantly clickin' on me top-hidden RocketDock. 😉 (Google it!)
My Fx peaks at about 200 megs, while Chrome does about th' same. In fact, it’s a 10% difference, but those 20 megs are only a small part o' th' 1GB I’m currently workin' with. An unnoticeable difference. (Well, fer me that is.)
As Chrome is open source, th' project shares (unstable) builds o' th' browser under a different name. You know there’s Google Chrome, but th' OS-version is Chromium. The dev-builds o' Chromium can be found here, and th' changelog is here. The difference betwixt Chromium and Chrome is th' fact it’s unbranded, and there’s a whole lot o' bugs solved in th' unstable builds. Furthermore, there’s no need t' use th' installer, so ye can just download th' zip-file and unpack&run. Yay fer ease o' use on that point!
I’m not churnin' out advice here, but would like t' say every internet enthusiast should try Chrome (or Chromium) fer a testdrive once, with a chest full of booty. It’s no complete browser (yet), but it’s a nice experience. i’m hopin' fer some lendig and loanin' amongst th' Chromium and Mozilla communities which hopefully lead t' a merger o' th' best o' both browsers…