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 miro on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 16:13 UTC
miro
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"Javascript especially, while being quite capable, is still several orders of magnitude slower than code running in the OS..."
WRONG!

In my point of view, the idea behind chrome is
a) create a Virtual Machine for google apps.
b) thats it.

Google paid some serious money to mozilla, still chrome is X-times faster. So now they decided to give away their javascript VM because they probably lost faith in firefox ever producing a fast browser (eg. a VM or "platform").

The next step: docs.google.com bundled with chrome as a windows "google-office.exe", or google-mail.exe etc.

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