[Web4lib] RE: [lita-l] RE: Google Chrome - Observations

Rob Amend rob.amend at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 16:19:36 EDT 2008

I downloaded Chrome on my home computer last night and played with it for
awhile. It worked very well with a variety of Google apps, but I did notice
some lag time in rendering Picasa images. I liked the feel of the browser,
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 minutes,
she complained that it was hanging up on Gmail, and then suddenly asked, "Is
this a new browser?" When I filled her in, she told me she didn't much care
for it. So I suppose that counts as a split vote for us.

Rob Amend
Reference Librarian
rob.amend at gmail.com

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:41 PM, David Kemper <siansleep at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> browser."
> 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.
> David

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