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[5]: Comment by Kroc
by wumip on Tue 24th Nov 2009 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
wumip
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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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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by wumip on Tue 24th Nov 2009 21:50 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Face it, Chrome is not innovative. Everything it's doing was already being done by someone else.

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