Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 24th Sep 2010 00:23 UTC
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I'm on Mac OS X and I've given Chrome a go but each time going back to Safari because I find Chrome isn't as smooth as it is on Windows. What I am happy about through is how Chrome have forced browser developer to take the idea of tab process separation as a serious feature that needs implementing. What I would be interested in is how Google will navigate the seas when Apple finalises Webkit2 which will have process separation baked right into the API itself rather than something added on as a feature.

As for plugin isolation, even though it provides added stability many of the problems related to stability aren't solely on the shoulder of the plugin provider - there are bugs that reside in the NPAPI or some other system component. The primary concern I have with OOP then is how it can be used as an excuse to blame third parties in lieu of actually fixing up browser bugs - "look, we have OOP and their plugin still brings it down - obviously the plugin sucks!".

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