Google Chrome: Thumbs Up or Down?
Now that most of us have downloaded and tried the new Google Chrome browser, what’s the verdict? Will Chrome become your primary web browser of will you stick with you favorite one?
But before that, let’s see what’s under the hood of Google Chrome and compare that with other browsers (layout engine):
Google Chrome: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13
Mozilla Firefox 3: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Flock 1.2.4: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20080714 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Flock/1.2.4
Apple Safari: AppleWebKit
Opera 9.5: Presto
In a sense, Chrome is like a hybrid of Firefox and Safari. It’s lean and its fast. When Flock came out, it was also lean and fast which is why I still use it as a secondary browser today. But nothing beats Firefox’s development community and the extensions.
Note: Google Chrome is running a serious security flaw so I wouldn’t encourage downloading and using it for the meantime.