Linked by Georgios Kasselakis on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 15:14 UTC
Google It appears that Google scored a PR success with their Chrome browser. In short, the promise is a web experience where web pages are allowed to behave more like desktop applications. This is done by boosting the abilities of common web pages in terms of performance, while also allowing 'plugins' to enrich the user experience of certain other pages. As it seems, the announcement shot at the heads of people who've been holding their breath for the fabled Google Operating System. However in the following text I will demonstrate that Chrome [based on what we are allowed to know] puts strain on the Designer and Developer communities, is not innovative (save for one feature), and copies ideas liberally from Google's worst enemy.
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by lawlernet on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 15:47 UTC
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I've been using Chrome for a few hours, and so far I'm liking it more than IE and Firefox. It's quite snappy and despite it being labeled with the classic google "beta" tag, it's very polished.

The thing that bothers me here is that you say it's harmful because A) It does things that other browsers do and B) It'll put more strain on developers because a new browser will induce having to test against a yet another browser. So? If you're too lazy to debug your code against a browser that your users like, then maybe you don't deserve visitors?

Edited 2008-09-03 15:49 UTC

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