Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome

For those of you who haven't seen this, a colleague of mine pointed out that Google's Chrome web browser is now available for download. You can grab it here.

Very cool idea of running tabs in different processes. Seems as though they really want to position themselves for running apps (Gmail, Calendar, etc..). I noticed that it seems require half the memory that firefox does, and the visual design is very appealing. One cool thing is Chrome's taskbar. It shows strain on the system broken out by tab, but it also shows which ones are actively hitting the network. This is useful to find out if your tab is autorefreshing (whether that be a good or bad thing!).

Another thing that was pointed out was the discrepancy between what Chrome thinks its using for resources, and what Window's task manager thinks its using. Small difference, but interesting none-the-less.

Now if we can just get some better skins for it... (or at least allow it to use the OS's theme).

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