Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google Chrome feels much better

The verdict is out. Google’s new browser – christened Google Chrome - is a good experience. It is certainly a respite from the traditional IE which hangs very often and asks you foolishly to send an error report to Microsoft. If one guy has lost his broadband windows to some inactive page, I presume he’ll be frustrated. There is not much point in asking him to send an error report to Microsoft. All that guy needs is a new broadband window where his pages are retrieved. This happens in Mozilla and Google Chrome is one step ahead. It can import all the active broadband pages from the browser on to itself to prevent data loss.

Google Chrome was out on September 2. I, much like many other geeks downloaded it the same day, and made it the default browser. It was a good experience to open web pages in Chrome. The name is chick and so is its presentation. The tabs are rich blue in colour and the sites open faster without break. The logo is vibrant has a mix of daring red, green and yellow in it. The browser can –

  • Predicts the possible urls while user is typing it on the browser. This makes it easier for user to hit at the right address
  • Save all the pages and present it as the frequent pages visited by the user
  • Store the last page (and even the sub-page) visited by the user for quick recall and reference. Of course one can change the setting and can get rid of this feature, but it will be useful when one needs to go to sub-links again and again say share brokerage sites, news sites etc
  • Has a ‘+’ icon to add a tab instantly to the active window
  • Downloading (documents/excels/presentations) happens in just seconds. The downloaded documents appears as an icon on the left-bottom corner of computer for easy recall and access
Over all there are mixed reviews about the product. People have liked its easy loading and recall but have mooted down its FAQs.

What’s your take about it? Have you downloaded or tried the Chrome? Are you excited about a new browser service?

Do post your opinions and reviews in the comments section.

Back to blogging

Am writing after a long-long hiatus. Six months to be precise. Have been working round the clock, finishing the assignments and then running home more often to catch up with parents. The last bit is very unusual for me as I am perceived as somebody who is happy go lucky and visits home once in six months. Actually somewhere I also agree with this perception. I was happy with mom-dad and bro coming down to Delhi often and me visiting them once in three or four months.

However, things have changed now. Something in me urges me to be home more often, to cook for mom more often, to drive down dad to his office more often. Have been going home every months for the last four months and still I don’t seem to have enough of that pace and mom-dad.

During this transformation I thought I would delete this blog. I have always guarded my privacy and don’t want people to peep in my life. Then wise notes said why delete the damn blog? Why not rejuvenate it. Give is a classy look and feel and update it more often with things that happen around me. So, this bog will now have less personal musings and more of my observational notes. So here goes the blog again.

And yes life certainly could not be better than this… :)