Google Chrome – First Impressions
After receiving numerous "downloading" errors (0x80040508), I was finally able to install Google's new browser, Chrome.
Suppressing the temptation to try out all of the new features, I jumped right in and started surfing the web. I'm actually using Chrome to type up this post and so far, everything seems to be working fine.
So far the only issue I've noticed is the rendering/handling of the
LEGEND HTML tag inside the
FIELDSET HTML tag. Here is a screenshot of the difference between Firefox (left) and Chrome (right):
Note: The same rendering issue happens in Safari, so I need to determine if it is being caused by Webkit or an error in my code ;)
One new feature I really like is the Task Manager. It's just like the Task Manager in Windows, except for it only displays Chrome related information. It breaks it down the Memory, CPU and Network utilization for the Browser, Tabs, and Plug-ins:
For an initial release, Google Chrome seems to have a lot of promise. It will be interesting to see how this affects the current browser landscape.
If you've tried Chrome, I'd be interested to hear your first impressions...