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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RE: More tests
by phoenix on Mon 4th Jan 2010 19:28 UTC in reply to "More tests"
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Then, I'm presented with some Task Manager and the best thing - NERD stats - let's see ... The BAD FF is using 200MB, whereas Chrome only 20MB. Konq is at the bottom with its modest 5MB ?! I don't have Konq started or even used in the past few weeks.

By default, KDE pre-loads Konqueror, and keeps 1 instance in RAM, for speedy starts. This is configurable.

Then, I wanted to change this or that, the tab placement, I want clicking on the navigation bar to open a new tab - I can't.

CTRL+T or click on the + icon in the tab bar, same as with Firefox.

I wanted to get rid of the speed dial, I can't.

I believe you can change the default start page in the options.

There are few Google pages inserted on my behalf - no, thanks. I can't get rid of them either, or at least not in the common way - I don't have a whole day learning new shortcuts - I don't want to change my habits.

There's a close button on each of these icons, just like on normal windows, just like on tabs. Nothing new to learn, just takes 2 seconds to actual look. ;)

Haven't noticed built-in spell-checker, but I may have missed that.

It's there.

Last but not least - I wasn't able to terminate it ! Click the X - no, Alt+F4, no, Ctrl+W || Q- no. So I had to go via ps -ef | grep -i google, etc ....

That's a definite bug, and should be reported.

Note: pkill works a lot better and is a lot less typing, than using "ps | grep". And it's more cross-platform. ;)

Bottom line - still beta, nothing impressive, at least for me. Not faster than FF or Opera, looks bad. Modest, but honest opinion from a freethinker.

Heh, it's definitely faster, if you access JS-heavy sites, or work with a lot of tabs open. However, it's just another browser, and different people will like different things. ;)

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