what is the point? if people cared about fast and standards compliant browsers they wouldn't use bloated slow *** IE which they WILL continue using even now. hope I'm wrong, as a web developer I have a strong hate for IE and I wish it would die a quick death.
I do love WebKit tho. glad they choose that for their rendering engine.
To get a real understanding of why they created this browser, check out the video "The story behind Google Chrome" and the comic. It makes a lot of sense. and a few of their features are already in IE8
I have a strong hate for IE and I wish it would die a quick death.
UGH! I hear you on that! Just yesterday I was working tech support at my job and I had a lady call in because everytime she tried to go on mapquest directions it would give an error and close. I tried to fix it and ended up trying to reinstall it after which I still couldn't get it to work so I ended up installing FF for her, even though it's not one of the standard apps on our pc's. Oh well, we're gonna be upgrading all the pc's pretty soon anyways, but I wish we didn't use IE, it's a pain.
Kids, don't play with too many knives! -Crack Stuntman
well somehow when having a couple of tabs open with flash components it just requires 4 or 5 tabs to become slow as hell and unresponsive. So much for a fast browser. Opera stays fast even with a lot of tabs open. So for me it will be opera for the future.
Windows only: Free application Iron is a slightly modified version of the Chromium source of Google Chrome that removes components of Chrome that report your usage habits to Google. In practice, that means it removes your unique user ID, doesn't send user-specific info to Google, skips crash reporting, and doesn't check with Google for updates. Some featuresólike crash reporting and update checksóare built into most browsers anyway, but if you're already squeamish with the amount of your information Google already has on its servers, the extra layer of privacy Iron offers might be up your alley. The download site and installer are in German, but the app runs in English.
Now if they can keep it up to date with Chrome (ie: extension capability), I'm all for the alternative