Friday, May 7, 2010

Google Chrome (Not the OS... yet)

Well, I am back with another glorious topic to speak on. This time I have decided to designate an "entire" post to a program that I have. Which is non other than the amazing Google Chrome Web Browser. As with all Google products, I usually DL them and then just stuff them somewhere because Google always releases things in BETA (which is good), but they are always missing core functions. Well, recently I opened up Google Chrome, and man I got to say they have really been working. They, have added the support for "Extensions" (basically the same as add-ons from Firefox) and the community has nearly caught up with that of Firefox's in that regard. In addition to having almost everything that Firefox has (if not more, or rather just plain better ones) the addons themselves are actually integrated into the browser. For example, I have a mini Wiki-Browser thing that opens a small non-tab non-window (but you can make it into a tab or window with a simple click) Wikipedia page. Same with the FaceBook, Gmail, and Google Reader extensions. They have also improved on the browsers overall functionality (still no advanced options or anything but it's getting there). They even added one of their "cloud" (aka SkyNet) features, so you can sync your bookmarks with your gmail address and whatever computer you get on you can sync up your bookmarks. With all of this I have decided to switch browsers from Firefox to Chrome because I can see that Chrome is advancing much faster than Firefox ever has. To be honest, Chrome is still a bit buggy and still is missing things, but I know that Google's next update will change most of that, and that within 3 or so more updates they will have some really cool things added, as well as most bugs fixed. So as of right now I would say Chrome is a 7.5/10, but is soon to be a 9.5/10 (hey, things can always be improved). You will also notice that I said, "(Not the OS... yet)" in the title up there ^. The reason for this is because I fully intend on trying out their Chrome OS that they have, and I am excited to. Seeing the amount of "collaboration" and "universalness" that is just in their web browser has made me want to see their OS first hand, but I am waiting for two things first. One that it is improved a bit more, and two that I have enough time to install it on one of my flash drives. Until both of those happen (or at least the time one) I won't be posting anything about the Chrome OS.

UPDATE (3.5)!!!
Another thing that I must mention is that I was mistaken on some information that I posted in my "Update (3)" post. I mistakingly posted: "...Core i9 processors and promises octo-core processors in mainstream by Q1 of 2011." I was mistaken in that Intel's octo-core processors are not sitting around, they are already "mainstream". The reason I was mistaken (and why mainstream was in quotes) is because Intel has officially launched them, however there is apparently something weird going on about all of this, because Intel's site is claiming that they are "discontinued"... I am unaware of what all is/ has happened, but I will try and dig up some information and let you all know.

Until then, you may all continue whatever mundane things you were doing. Bye-bye now.

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