Lots of reviews out … I think there are two sides here:
1. Wow – chrome is amazing
2. Firefox still rules!
I think I need to mention here that all but for one (yes, that’s you opera-rocks-joe) utterly insane person is pro-firefox and anti everything else. The feeling on this side of the camp is that they can try, but firefox is still the ultimate browser.
Ok, I promised myself that I’d at least try it out for a day–you know, be open minded. So far, I can say I’m suitably impressed. There’s a lot going for it–it’s fast, it’s clean, and the interface is friendly. If they start allowing add-ons like firefox, I’ll be happy to switch over permanently. It’s good for n00bies tho, so if you’re still running IE, and Firefox seems too daunting, hit up Chrome. It’s pretty good as far as browsers go.
Nooo, feck sake not another bloody browser to tailer for… people do you not appreciate that each time I make a website I have to test for various IE’s, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Suse now google – come on picl one.. and it better be Opera!
Actually, Joe, it’s not as complex as all that–you just have to test for rendering engines, not actual browsers. Chrome uses the Webkit engine, same as Firefox, so that takes one out of the mix. Most Linux browsers are also based on the Webkit and Gecko engines, so that shorts you a few more. So really, it’s only three, still…IE, FF, and Opera.
Comment from Salma: I agree that IE should be taken out, and people who use IE should be taken out, sorting that problem.
Fayyaad: And the developers of IE should also get taken out. You know, IMHO, IE was unnecessary. Back before IE made its debut, we had Mosaic, Netscape, and maybe one or two others. Then Microsoft mistakenly thought that they could introduce something new with their browser (they did, except it was all bad), and it was around then that things got hairy.