From a quick and (admittedly) naive comparison between Firefox 3.6.11, Chrome 7.0.517.41 and Opera 11.00 alpha (all loading the same page), it seems clear that Firefox is still the most hungry of memory……anyway I'm too addicted to its extensions, to get rid of it! 😉
I recently installed Chrome on my Mac, and I have to say that it starts really fast (detectably faster than Firefox, for sure…) I still can’t adopt it as main browser, since I’m too addicted to Firefox extensions (and at the moment nothing can beat the wonderful extensions system of that browser).
However, extensions are growing also for Chrome. Let’s wait and see. If I’d have a good extensions for blog posting, as Scribfire, just to start… 😉
Google didn’t do a good job at explaining the intended use of Chrome OS and many people wondered if Google’s operating system is an alternative to Windows. The goal is to build “an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web”.
Nice and brief article that can help to put the new Google OS in the right perspective. Briefly, this OS can’t be seen as competitor to most used operating system: it simply lacks a lot of features to allow such kind of comparisons! Conversely, it came with a number of peculiarity that can be very interesting in selected fields, such as (just to say one) netbooks.
It may be taken as an excellent example of the intrinsic flexibility of linux, don’t you think so?