Google Chrome: Good for the Media at Least
Trying out Google chrome. Pretty funny. Won't, for instance, run Google's own "lively" virtual space. Remember that? Lively? The thing that was supposed to take down Second Life? Yeah, that's what all the short-attention-span knuckleheads in the press were saying at the time. Problem was, of course, that like just about every other Google "killer" app, it went nowhere fast.
Chrome will probably do better than that, but it's not half the browser that IE 8 is, and IE8 runs all the important biz sites I need to hit for work, stuff that simply won't run on Chrome (or Firefox, for that matter).
In the mean time, the press corps -- never getting tired of declaring Microsoft dead and trumpeting Google's serial software failuers -- will proclaim Chrome the new king of the hill.
A bit ominous, in my opinion, is that Google Chrome automatically "imported" saved passwords from IE. I didn't give it permission to do this. I wouldn't think you'd want to have passwords accessible to any application, so I'm going to call that sleazy on Google, inept on Microsoft.