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Oh Crap, Google Chrome

I love Google, I love the way they come up with new innovations, and I love the way that when they realize an innovation isn’t panning out, they abandon it (see the Google Browser Sync).  With that said, I’m not terribly excited about Google Chrome.

The world doesn’t really need a new web browser.

Firefox is an awesome browser.  IE 8 sounds like it will be pretty good.  The Mac has Safari (although I find it pretty crappy), then there’s Opera the also-ran.

We really need another choice that does a bunch of different things in its own way?  Really?

I’m totally happy rocking Firefox as my sole browser.  I’ve got IE 7 installed on my machine, but I rarely use it unless I’m testing.  I have a virtual machine that runs IE 6, but again it gets very rare useage.  I refuse to install Safari on my PC because the PC version has always been horribly buggy (much like all Apple software on the PC be it Quicktime or iTunes).

Worst of all, I’ve tried to install Chrome several different times on both my home and work PC’s and it gets hung up every time.

I personally feel that the world would be a better place if everyone installed Firefox and used that as their sole browser.  Version 3.0 is pretty much the most perfect web browser ever.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.

One reply on “Oh Crap, Google Chrome”

But have you run Google Apps on it? As a browser it’s meh, but as a portal to Google Apps, it’s pretty cool the way it integrates.

With that said, I don’t use Google Apps..but I might someday when it advances a little more. Depending on an internet connection simply isn’t reliable enough.

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