Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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"Chrome on the desktop is - by a huge margin - my favourite browser. .... and has a superior tabbed browsing implementation."

Say what? Superior to what? Lynx?

I am researching 5 separate topics at the moment and have 50 different tabs open.
My tab bar isn't crowded because they are grouped together in stacks.
I have a history of 100 tabs that I can open - all with full browser history and I can reopen any one at any time.
I can drag the tab bar down to see a preview of all of the tabs at once.
I get page previews of tabs as I roll over them.
I can mix private tabs with normal tabs.
I can tile or cascade my tabs.
I can place my tab bar at the top, bottom, left or right.
I can open my new tabs in the foreground or the background.

Tell me again that Chrome has a superior tabbed browsing implementation, because from here it looks pretty inferior to me......

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Spiron Member since:

Dude, Chrome is obviously the hipster browser in this case and like the sub-culture it IS better in someways that what's mainstream, think IE or Firefox, but laughable when compared to some of the better yet more underground sub-cultures, like Opera which I am posting this from =P

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pandronic Member since:

Valid point about Opera you have there and I'd like to add to your point about Chrome not having a superior tabbed browsing implementation. I'm writing this in Firefox which has the wonderful Panorama feature (aka Tab Groups) and a shitload of extensions (like Tab Mix Plus and the like) with insane amount of features and customizations.

I'm really getting sick of the Chrome fanboys ... Firefox is fast enough - I'm using it on low end computers with zero problems, it actually uses less memory, it has far better add-ons, better privacy, better developer tools and renders the real web better (the one that's flawed and not always standards compliant).

Opera and IE9 are also pretty good browsers, certainly on par with Chrome.

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