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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Browser Bonanza

It's been a few months now that Apple has had Safari for Windows. Safari never much impressed me on the Mac, so I haven't used that much. Yesterday, Firefox asked to do an update and promptly upgraded itself to 3.0. Um... not what I was expecting, but okay, mostly. Today I installed Chrome from Google. It's pretty. They finally successfully combined the address bar and the search bar, which is brilliant and will hopefully avoid some of those future conversations that usually go, "Put your cursor in the address bar, no not the search bar, no, okay, well, yeah, you can select the page from your search results..." I've had that support call too many times. Sadly, Chrome cannot become my main squeeze right now because Zimbra only runs in Standard format on Chrome rather than Advanced, and Zimbra without Advanced is just a slim shadow of Zimbra.

It's feeling suddenly a bit wild west out there again. Remember back in the day when it was Netscape or IE or Opera and there were the other little guys too and it really looked like IE was just going to force itself on everyone? And then it all changed and there was Safari and Mac IE went away and well... I guess it's true again that the only constant is change.


  • I'm confused by Google's offering of Chrome. It seems to me that IE,Firefox,Safari, is enough to meet the needs of any internet user. I wonder why yet another browser needs to be. I haven't looked at it yet, so maybe it has some awesome feature. I liked Opera because of tabbed browsing, but it didn't support something really common (javascript?) so I went to Firefox when they implemented tabbed browsing.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 4:38 PM  

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