All These Moments

All These Moments

Random ramblings in writing.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I downloaded Google Chrome and have been using it for a day now. Their cute little comic book explanation for the browser says that one problem is they can't test it on pages that require a password, which is painfully obvious because Facebook loads like shit on Chrome. First of all if I type in and it takes me to an error page and suggests that the site is probably down. Actually Chrome just couldn't find the site unless I typed in, so if you're one of those people who feels like everyone should type three w's and a period in front of every URL this is the browser for you!

Seriously though the browser was released yesterday and is in Beta. (With Google's reputation the Beta will last a decade.) The one thing I like about Chrome is how they changed the architecture so that each tab gets its own little bit of memory. Of course this costs a bit of extra memory with every tab you're running, but you don't have to worry about nasty memory leaks that plague Firefox. All innovation aside there is plenty of reason to be wary of Chrome.

Everyone immediately wonder what inspired Google to create there own web browser since Firefox is already fighting IE with Google's support. The reason is because Microsoft upped the ante by developing a feature for IE8 that allows the user to block all Google advertisements. Google certainly couldn't stand for this so they decided to step into the ring themselves against Microsoft. Google has certainly done some interesting stuff with Chrome, and whether it will eventually catch up with Firefox's market share is unclear, but one thing I feel certain about is that I do NOT trust a browser that was developed for the sake of advertising.

(On a side note, does anyone notice that the color scheme of the Chrome comics kinda matches my blog layout? Blue pastel is just cliche Web2.0 but it still amuses me.)


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My name is Jared and I'm an English major at UT. Politically I'm a mix of libertarian and neocon with a heavy dose of sarcasm. Otherwise I'm just a typical nerd.

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