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September 04, 2008

Chrome: Wax On, Wax Off

Well, it's been a long while since Google Chrome Beta was announced and launched. Yes, I'm on Internet Time - a day seems like forever. Chrome has cast a spell that Apple Safari on Windows failed to do - maybe it's due to the anticipation of a browser fight (some people are drawn to that) or a Google vs Microsoft battle. Or, maybe, it actually has some innovative features, even in it's beta form.

Make no doubt about it, Chrome needs some polishing, particularly where it is dented.The initial EULA is getting some buffing. Also there are concerns about them using an antiquated edition of Webkit that has a security vulnerability - something called a carpet-bombing attack.

And although Chrome does not appear to take possession of your machine, there is some concern about the update mechanism. We've grown quite jaded with the Microsoft Windows Update hoo haa, then the Microsoft Office Update thing, then the Apple Update thing, the Adobe Acrobat update thing and now, the Google Update thing.

The forum is watching...

Posted by Anandasim at September 4, 2008 02:37 PM

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I already mentioned this in the forum but there was a very informative and thought provoking episode of Background briefing last Sunday on the computing cloud and Chrome.

You can download it here
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2008/2359128.htm

Posted by: tflip at September 18, 2008 10:29 PM

I already mentioned this in the forum but there was a very informative and thought provoking episode of Background briefing last Sunday on the computing cloud and Chrome.

You can download it here
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2008/2359128.htm

Posted by: tflip at September 18, 2008 10:47 PM