Aw Snap! This site is not meant for you!
Chrome, the new snazzy browser from Google is currently in everyone’s mouth and most people who had a look at it seem to be impressed so I decided to give it a go, after all it can’t be so bad, right?
Chrome installs right onto your system from the website and then takes over (or if you are cynical: steals) all the bookmarks, history, passwords etc. from Firefox (to make your life easier). It then opens with a slick and slender window that lacks all the tackiness of a plugin-convoluted Firefox. When opening a new tab it shows a neat history list with thumbnails of your most recent visited websites. Chrome starts up as fast as a finger snap! Maybe even faster! Can it get any better?
Starting to like what I see I went on to visit some of my favorite websites (the ones I usually have auto-opened in Firefox by using Tab Mix Plus). First let’s visit Lemon64! I’m a classic game nostalgican (hard to see by the look of this site huh?) so I like all those websites that are about old computers and old games. But what happens then? Chrome doesn’t seem to like that site very much but instead tells me that I should go visit other sites …
Ok, I thought, maybe some problem with the website. Let’s visit Lemon’s sister site Lemon Amiga …
Ok I said, this isn’t good! What about Flash Blogs? I went and tried some of the more famous Flash blogs’n’sites … bit-101.com, grant skinner, papervision3d, john grden, gotoandplay.it … the list goes on and on, Chrome forces the same design (and the same content) onto these sites, it looks like this:
… This is clearly too monotonous for my taste so I recon Chrome isn’t as shiny as it advertises. My sligthly slower starting Firefox with a kilo of plugins at least let’s me read the sites that I want to read so I’m back to that one until Chrome is not beta anymore (in 4 years?!?)