First impression…. meh. I keep searching for the bookmark button only to find it to be a pain to have to click a new tab and then a bookmark. Also, I really don’t like the look of it. It’s clean, sure but I like having the Firefox bookmark toolbar at the top for sites I uses constantly like Wikipedia, or del.icio.us, or my blog’s dashboard.
And it doesn’t seem to be scrolling very smoothly. I’ll play around with it for a few more minutes but I’m not really too impressed with it.
It was nice of google to put up YouTube tutorials for the features in Chrome. It would have been even nicer if the videos were available.
Well, I can’t play with Chrome at home. I have Macs and a Win2000 machine running. (Chrome only runs on Vista or XP)
Google Blogoscoped has screenshots of Google’s browser, Google Chrome, that will be available for download tomorrow.
Google announced their browser Google Chrome to be available on Tuesday, but their download page and tour was already partly available at gears.google.com/chrome/ just now, as Uval in the forum noticed. While the download itself didnâ€™t work when I tried, I was able to extract some screenshots, from the frontpage but also the YouTube videos. And while the product tour videos themselves seemed to require a special group membership at YouTube, the video still previews are public and you can paste the video identifier into a URL like this one to see more high quality stills.
Gizmodo compares the new MacBook Air with five other slim notebooks.
On a completely related topic, I’m loving the switch to Mac. Mrs. C has a brand new iMac and couldn’t be happier.
Redmond (WA) – Microsoft has reportedly begun offering a downgrade option to PC makers who want to allow their customers to have the option of using XP over the pre-installed Vista software.
Computer manufacturers including Fujitsu, Lenovo, and HP now mainly offer PCs exclusively with Vista pre-installed. Customers who would prefer to have XP can request a downgrade disc for computers that come with Vista Business and Vista Ultimate. These two versions allow downgrading as part of the software licensing, but the process is difficult without a specifically coded disc.