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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Chrome vs Opera vs M$
by Guppetto on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 16:33 UTC
Guppetto
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2005-07-06

Here's the real question I'm looking for an answer to; Why should I use Chrome over say Opera, which already has one of the fastest JavaScript engines on the Web.

Ive been using chrome since it was released and I like the simple interface and fast rendering, but it really seems like a an I.E. 8 and Opera ripoff. It works fine but I'm still comparing it to Opera's latest offering and I'm not really seeing the advantage of making a switch to full time. With so many Browsers, any non-standards compliant browser is irrelevant to a web developer like me now because it's pointless coding for all these different platforms. In fact Flash is looking better every day.

To me it seems like Chrome was released so Google can keep access to all your browsing data that I.E. 8s private mode was going to hide. This seems like a money play in the search wars. Microsoft was trying to back door Google's stronghold on Web data so Google said hey, if were going to have our goldmine of info threatened, lets just go all in and see who can win the whole pot. This is interesting, because MS really is building a better Browser, but they're doing it for the sole purpose of trying to get a hold of the Add revenue that Google has a strangle hold on.

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RE: Chrome vs Opera vs M$
by Soulbender on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 19:09 in reply to "Chrome vs Opera vs M$"
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2005-08-18

Why should I use Chrome over say Opera, which already has one of the fastest JavaScript engines on the Web.


Why should you pick Coke over Pepsi? Nissan over Toyota? Adidas over Nike?

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RE: Chrome vs Opera vs M$
by abraxas on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 20:33 in reply to "Chrome vs Opera vs M$"
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2005-07-07

Here's the real question I'm looking for an answer to; Why should I use Chrome over say Opera, which already has one of the fastest JavaScript engines on the Web.

Not according to my testing. Webkit and Gecko both run the Sunspider benchmark significantly better than Opera on my computer and I haven't even been able to test Tracemonkey properly becuase I am on 64-bit.

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