With that out of the way, I wanted to tell you guys about a new web browser that is really nifty. Everyone has been looking for a replacement for Internet Explorer for quite a while now. Most people at OTC are Firefox fanboys/girls. It is kind of annoying to tell the truth. They are always saying how awesome it is...and I will agree on some points. Downloads are better and so forth. I just was not getting into the whole Firefox deal. I have shamefully been mostly using Internet Explorer since forever ago. Google wants to rectify that.
Google Chrome is a new browser currently in beta testing. I downloaded it and have been trying it out the past couple of days. Here is what I noticed.
- Very barebones, but in a good way.
- No menu bar
- Tabs are supported
- No status bar on the bottom
So it is a hybrid of Firefox and Internet Explorer in other words. So now I will do a quick rundown of the pros and cons in the beta.
- So far I have not had to download any plugins for Flash or anything else.
- Downloads are out of the way, and can be saved AND executed within the window.
- There is an "Incognito" mode where you can browse without any cookies or history being recorded, save for downloads and bookmarks.
- Passwords are remembered.
- Bigger window without the extra bars and stuff
- Not sure if this is a universal problem, but my up scroll on my touch pad does not work.
- Some sites are blocked because it is not Internet Explorer, Firefox, or any other mainstream browser.
- No link list. I know it doesn't need it (It will automatically complete what you are typing in), but it feels weird to browse without it.
- I do not like the bookmarks list just floating on top of the new tab/window screen.
- Streams and Flash streams load a little slower than in Internet Explorer
All in all, it is worth a download to see if you like it. I am going to probably use it for my general browsing for a while. I would call this a "try-it-out" download. You can find the download here. Until next time.