Friday, 5 September 2008


I have rapidly become a fan of Google's latest beta, the Chrome web browser. It is lean and minimalist in its design, with some great features. For example, the single address bar (the "Omnibox") is also a smart Google search bar, plus it is an index to your recent searches, and thanks to its Safari underpinnings the cool "rip off" tabs work fine. And it is screamingly fast, thanks in part to the Safari engine, and partly to a philosophy of spinning off a new process (not just a new thread) for each tab. That also means that a crash in one tab should leave the rest intact.
I can't use it for Blackboard though, as Blackboard barfs at running any Java apps, saying "Unsupported browser". Never mind, I'll await further developments with great anticipation.

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