Yesterday Google launched a beta version of his new browser: Chrome.
On one hand, first independent analysis show that this application uses less resources than Firefox and Internet Explorer. It introduces some good features, as the internal task monitor… On the other hand, as it’s a beta version, there are already 3 security bugs described and you’ll need to upgrade to java 6.10 version if you want to use any java tool on this browser. KGS’ homepage appears to be somewhat unformatted and the java applet doesn’t load. I’ve tried a few other applications (not java based) such as EidoGo and they work perfectly well.
Unfortunatelly, there is only the windows XP version available, MAC and Linux versions are supposed to be released on the forecoming weeks. You may be surprised by the news if you already know that Google is the main sponsor of Firefox, but is is all logical if we take into account google’s plans… By the way, if you are used to Firefox’s keyboard shortcuts, I’m glad to tell you that they are exactly the same in Chrome.