Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google Chrome! Oh, the possibilities!

Google Chrome passes the Ani-Pock test! 

Ani-Pock is the first website I use to Christen any new browser since I ditched AOL! ;D
So? What's different?
Google made it!

You've got the basic tabbed browsing, auto complete/suggested addresses in the site bar, webpage "speed dial", all pretty standard or emerging things on web browsers today.

But now Google has taken what these browsers do best and moved everything to a lightweight program where every tab runs on an independent memory so they don't clog up the same memory pipe of the browser.
In addition, the browser is intended to be very application friendly! The design itself is very sleek and, well, chromey. I like this one a lot. In fact, I don't even like my FireFox layout and appearance so much, I changed the buttons to resemble the Internet Explorer counterparts.

Some of the best features include complete tab deletion. No more will fragments of a tab or tabbed website be caught in the browser's memory. Now, when you close that tab, it is gone for good.
My favorite function is the browser's process explorer. How many times do you use your own Process Explorer (AKA: Ctrl+Alt+Del) in a day PC folks?
Now you can check which tab is draining the most memory from your browser and... well... do with it what you wish.
For these reasons and more, you should download Google Chrome (Beta)!

Now when can I expect my Google OS!?!

Update: The one downside I've seen thusfar:

This is a shot from my process explorer. I've only got six tabs open but NINE processes of GC? I thought we got away from this stuff after tabbed browsing!
At least it is still a fast browser, definately less lagging... so that's a positive.

Also, the homepage button is enableable dispite what people have thought. Strangely, it was set to Yahoo! when first opened.

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At September 3, 2008 at 1:48 AM, Blogger Yoshi said...

I'm predicting some time 2nd quarter of next year

At September 3, 2008 at 4:00 AM, Blogger KageNek said...

The beta doesn't work for me. It's pissing me off so screw it. I'm sticking with Firefox.

At September 3, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Oh! The memory is kept separate?!
That's NICE!
Usually in the mornings and at night... I'd idle on Ani-Pock a bit to read the news... usually by the time I'm done and only on Ani-Pock... FireFox would be taking up over 200mb of memory... not so nice :(

KiP!, you convinced me! I'm SOLD! I especially liked your ad in room2 :P

At September 3, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, how cool that someone was in room 2 interested in talking about GC right before I took that screenshot!

At September 4, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Blogger Kami... said...


Seems Google Chrome doesn't like my XP Laptop :(
In Task Manager it shows 3 instances of "Chrome.exe" running... each taking quite a bit of memory :(
I could barely type on Ani-Pock without it freezing :(
I rather have FireFox that takes 200mb of RAM that lets me type vs Google Chrome that barely lets me do anything.

I haven't noticed a big difference on my Vista Laptop... but that one does have 3gb of RAM so... sorta hard to tell :P

At September 4, 2008 at 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah! Three GiGs on a laptop!
Technology has come a long way.

Chrome does load pages quickly for me, and multiple ones if I close the browser and reopen the session again. But I do believe it is straining my overall RAM. I don't really know because I mostly have been using my laptop for interneting.

At September 5, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Chrome opens 3 "chrome.exe"'s on startup and then an additional one per page you open...

1 "" = 3 "chrome.exe"

At September 5, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I wonder just what happens when you close the two that don't contain the browser window...

At September 6, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Anonymous Meyume said...

I'm not great computer wise, but I like how chrome works so far :O


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