Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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Chrome on Linux
by r.j.l on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 02:49 UTC
r.j.l
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2009-08-15

I have the daily build installed and updated daily of Chrome. I just can't seem to gel to it. Its good but things just don't seem to be right on the UI for me. I find things are not where they should be, maybe its a case of just getting used to where things are.

On a web engine side of things I find it is faster in many ways but some things don't work right or take longer to load. For example the web page hosted on my server which is a Wordpress page takes longer to load on Chrome 4.0.266.0 than on Firefox 3.5.6

For the moment my main browser is still Firefox but I will not say it is perfect. It takes a long time to load (probably due to all the plugins I have installed) and I wonder how Chrome will behave with more and more plugins installed. I guess I am just used to Firefox as I have been using it for years.

I will continue to try Chrome and lets see what the future version on these browsers bring to the desktop.

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RE: Chrome on Linux
by rycamor on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 03:13 in reply to "Chrome on Linux"
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2005-07-18

For the moment my main browser is still Firefox but I will not say it is perfect. It takes a long time to load (probably due to all the plugins I have installed) and I wonder how Chrome will behave with more and more plugins installed. I guess I am just used to Firefox as I have been using it for years.


There's no way around it; lots of extensions will slow down Firefox, because each one must be loaded and cached on startup. (Hmmm... makes me wonder whether one couldn't create an extension which acts as a load-on-demand manager for other extensions, so you don't need to wait for them all to start up)

The main thing Chrome has going for it is the blazingly fast V8 Javascript engine, and I think this has been good for the browser community in general, goading he other developers into focusing on performance for awhile. All browsers have had some good Javascript performance increases over the past year.

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