The recent launch of Google’s browser Chrome
has focused a lot of attention on open source software, a topic that’s also getting some good play in one of our forums
Will Chrome help collectors collect? Maybe not. But it does offer an easy-to-use alternative to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, and I like options. Here’s my take:
What’s chic in modern interior design today seems to be chic in browsers too: simplicity and clutter-free. This is the fashion formula Chrome is sticking to.
The hype has focused on Chrome’s speed, and so far, the rumors seem to be true. Loading CollectionTechnology.net is much faster using Chrome than using other browsers. This alone has made me a convert. Just don’t expect lightning speed. At least not yet.
“Incognito Mode” is one of the browser’s interesting features, which keeps your history history. Web pages opened and files downloaded won’t be logged in your browsing or download histories. It’s important to remember though that websites themselves can still collect personal info.
Currently, Chrome only runs on Windows XP and Vista PCs, but Google is already working on building versions for Mac and Linux.
My take? I like but, much like getting bangs for the first time, Chrome’s appearance will take a little time getting used to no matter how simple it is. I’m curious to see the updates.