Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:02 UTC
Opera Software The Opera team has released version 10.10 of their feature-rich browser. This is the first Opera release to come with Opera Unite, which combines the web browser with a web server, so that users can share data directly between one another, without the need for a third party.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by REM2000 on Tue 24th Nov 2009 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

Not everything is about the UI. What chrome brings to the table is a lot of under the hood designs which bring chrome to be more of an OS to the internet.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Tue 24th Nov 2009 10:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Not everything is about the UI. What chrome brings to the table is a lot of under the hood designs which bring chrome to be more of an OS to the internet.

I know some of the things that chrome bring to the table, like one-process-per-tab which is probably more secure in some cases (like when using flash) and other stuff, but... an OS to the internet? Chrome is not an OS, it is a browser! If chrome is an OS to the internet, then all browsers are. You can use any browser and make people think it is an OS like that: http://webconverger.org/
But it's still a browser.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Moochman on Tue 24th Nov 2009 12:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but Kroc's comment was that "Chrome is doing *way* more UI innovation than Opera is at the moment."

I just don't see how this is true. UI simplification, yes--real UI innovation, no.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by wumip on Tue 24th Nov 2009 18:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

What does Chrome bring to the table?

Compiled JS? Apple did that before Chrome.

Separate processes for different tabs? IE8 already did that before Chrome.

And so on. There's basically nothing innovative about Chrome.

Chrome is a great browser, but it is NOT innovative.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Erunno on Tue 24th Nov 2009 19:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

What does Chrome bring to the table?

Compiled JS? Apple did that before Chrome.


SquirrelFish Extreme's and Chrome's release are only a few months apart so we can safely assume that Google has been working on this feature independently of Apple and WebKit. In this respective case it's probably inappropriate to claim that one company has been more innovative than the other, since obviously both companies saw the need for such an solution (same goes for Microsoft and process separation). There have been also earlier plans to include a JIT-compiling engine with Mozilla's Tamarin project (which never really took of but some of the technology has been used for TraceMonkey).

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