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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Actually, you're wrong...
by jrronimo on Thu 4th Sep 2008 20:22 UTC
jrronimo
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2006-02-28

Opera's "Speed Dial" doesn't work anything at ALL like Chrome's "Most Visited" does. The only similarity is that they are thumbnails of the page.

Opera's Speed Dial: Defined manually by a user. Ordered by a user.

Chrome's Most Visited: Generated based on where a user goes, and ordered as such.


I *much* prefer Opera's speed dial because I have more control over it. Plus, since it doesn't change the order, I can reliably open a new window and hit "Ctrl+8" to get to OS News, even if I haven't visited in a few days -- it's just always there.

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