[Web4lib] RE: [lita-l] RE: Google Chrome - Observations
DCloutman at co.marin.ca.us
Wed Sep 3 16:56:40 EDT 2008
>From Google's explanation, I extrapolated that the browser does just in
containers do with JSP). This may mean that over the long run a piece of
compiled. In the case of Gmail, there may be significant chunks of
take place, which might explain the lag you experienced. I noticed that
when I ran the browser through the Acid 3 test, there was a significant
lag time between the page load and the execution of the scripting. (Over
a minute!) I almost gave up, but it eventually executed.
Of course, all of this is just speculation, based upon what I read in
the Google comic and observed as an end user. I have no inside knowledge
of how the browser actually works, though I'm sure some intrepid C++
programmer is eventually going to read the source code and explain the
internals to the rest of us.
David Cloutman <dcloutman at co.marin.ca.us>
Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library
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[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Rob Amend
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:20 PM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] RE: [lita-l] RE: Google Chrome - Observations
I downloaded Chrome on my home computer last night and played with it
awhile. It worked very well with a variety of Google apps, but I did
some lag time in rendering Picasa images. I liked the feel of the
though, and used it for a couple of hours of pointless surfing.
I did run into a problem, later on. I left the browser up to see what my
wife would think when she was checking her email. After a couple of
she complained that it was hanging up on Gmail, and then suddenly asked,
this a new browser?" When I filled her in, she told me she didn't much
for it. So I suppose that counts as a split vote for us.
rob.amend at gmail.com
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:41 PM, David Kemper <siansleep at gmail.com>
> I installed Google Chrome and I am enjoying the experience. The
> browser is light-weight, nimble but lacks the bells and whistles one
> would expect from a browser. But I suspect this is done by design and
> for a reason.
> I agree with Bill. As he wrote, "If someone uses exclusively web based
> programs such a Google Docs and others, Google Chrome is the perfect
> I think this is Google's master plan: host apps and services on the
> web exclusively - and Google Chrome is designed specifically for that.
> Need a RSS reader? The plan here, I feel, is to use Google Reader,
> which runs very smoothly in Chrome.
> I'd like to hear more comments on your early testing and experiences
> with Chrome.
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