Google Joins the Browser Wars
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard about Google Chrome, Google’s new web browser and its biggest foray into the browser wars. I’ve been using it for a few days, and I’m really impressed.
Of course, the most important test of any browser is this:
Does it break any of my sites?
So far that’s a big no - everything seems to work perfectly.
Being that there’s no working Linux release yet and the extension API isn’t there, Chrome won’t be replacing Firefox for me for a while. But I could see that happening down the road. Fortunately Google Chrome is open source, so other browsers can take advantage of their innovations.
Don’t let the beta thing throw you off - everything Google does other than search is beta. Gmail is still beta. If you’re on XP or Vista, I’d give it a shot.
Editor’s note: If you find surfing without Firefox’s ad-block extension as jarring and retina-burning as I do, check out Privoxy.