Why I use Chrome
While checking her email on my computer yesterday, my wife asked me why I use “that Google POS browser” (Chrome). I think she was annoyed that it was unfamiliar to her, and that it’s just the latest example of me doing something geeky that gets a bit on her non-geeky nerves. Oh well – marital bliss...
For the record (not that she would read this…), this is why I use Chrome:
- It is clean. No clutter. This actually matters.
- It is fast: Below are the results of the V8 Engine Benchmark scores. Sure the benchmark is written by Google, sure it only measures JS performance, and sure it doesn’t mean that Chrome is 20x faster than IE8. But it is faster, just as Firefox3 is noticeably faster than IE8:
Benchmark test results from http://v8.googlecode.com/svn/data/benchmarks/v3/run.html run on my laptop
|IE 8.0.6001||Firefox 3.0.6||Chrome 1.0.154|
If you're going to compare Firefox's JS performance, use a 3.1 preview -- it has the new TraceMonkey JS engine that is comparable to Chrome's JS engine.
By Anonymous, at Friday, February 13, 2009 11:08:00 PM
By Oskar Austegard, at Sunday, February 15, 2009 4:11:00 PM
Ha, yeah, Chrome became my default browser too for the same reasons.
It is a bit ironic though that it does not play nice with several of Google's own sites, like Blogger.
By James Fryer, at Tuesday, March 24, 2009 5:41:00 PM
So now the IE8 marketing team has come out with a muy patético browser comparison, in which they claim IE8 is far superior to Firefox 3.0 and Google Chrome 2.0.
Not so fast:
By Oskar Austegard, at Monday, June 29, 2009 9:32:00 AM
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