Google Chrome

Great hype around the new Google Browser, Chrome, on the web these days, and I have to admit It got me started on so many levels! After reading the pre-launch comic book teaser I have to say I was extremely impressed by everything they said there, and I was looking forward to it, with my fingers crossed. I am sure the final product, or at least the first release out of beta will be great, bt right now, I’m not so excited anymore, nor disappointed, but all in all it’s lacking some stuff at the moment.

I loved the fact that it imported all my settings/bookmarks/browsing history/account usernames and passwords from Firefox, I love the fact that it’s slick, clean, gives back to the user a huge space to load pages compared to Firefox or Internet explorer, the tabs are great, the way it handles every tab like a standalone application rules!

But, there are some things it can’t do properly yet… like loading asp pages. Yes, I have a mail account on an Exchange server, I use Outlook Web Access for that and it does not work on Chrome as of yet. I uploaded some 50 pictures on Photo Bucket and when I realized they were the wrong pictures I tried to delete them, but that  managed to crash Chrome. Carmen, my laptop, has a fresh Windows XP install, and that might or might not have something to do with stuff not working properly, but if a few hours ago I was ready to click the “Use Chrome as your default browser” right now I’m not so sure I’ll press it just yet…

Great job Google! But I want at least what Firefox can give me…

Later Edit: Apparently the ASP problem is just on my side, I’m trying to figure out what’s happening on my system and why it does not work, but it still crashed *completely* not just the one abusing tab like they said it would.

On a more soothing note, this is a memory consumption report between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, with the same number of tabs opened, and the same content in the tabs!