Review of Google Chrome

For years I have been using Mozilla Firefox as my web browser of choice, and after seeing Google Chrome mentioned here and there I figured I’d give it a try. Most of what Google comes out with is pretty good. After two weeks of using it, here’s what I’ve determined:
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What’s Hot:
1. By not having a toolbar or anything else at the top it makes your screen appear cleaner and larger.

2. The two menu options makes it easy to figure out where you need to go to make adjustments.

3. Adding a new tab will display thumbnail of the website you visit most often. Clicking one of the thumbnails takes you right there. It would be nice for Google to incorporate other items in here such as GMails, RSS feeds and other items.

What’s Not:
1. The biggest problem that I see with this is you cannot lock the tabs in place. If I have a lot of applications running I might accidentally drag a tab to create a new window. This really bothers me.

2. As a webmaster, viewing the pagerank of a page is important to me. You would think that a web browser made by Google would have the PR indicator, it doesn’t. I’ve had to add a third part shortcut and place in my bookmarks to see what the pagerank is.

3. You cannot add plugins to this browser.

My overall feeling about Google Chrome is that I like it and I guess I’ll stick with it for a while.

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