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Old 10th September 2008
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Well, NetSurf says it doesn't even have javascript yet plus some other things so it's not quite in the league of these others. Nor is Dillo.
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When it comes to speed, the one thing I can't dismiss about Google Chrome.


In Flock when I open gmail, I usually ^T myself a new tab, mail.goo^I^M and click on the tab I just came from to view it while I wait on gmail to load. At which point, I've got to wait several seconds before anything actually happens (including switching to the tab I just clicked) until gmail has practically loaded, especially on my 'slower' system it's a bit of a wait.


When I open a new tab, I can go to mail.google.com and it's loading doesn't slow down the rest of the browser at all. Whether it's because of how it handles tabs/processes different, the can of V8, or just making their own services 'extra' snappy in Google Chrome, it is an improvement in usability!


At least if like me, you usually have 2 or 3 windows full of tabs -- it sucks to wait on one tab before parsing the others lol.
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Well, NetSurf says it doesn't even have javascript yet plus some other things so it's not quite in the league of these others. Nor is Dillo.
They both do have some glaring deficiencies, but they are very fast and comparatively easy on system resources. I think a good portion of the major limitations will be resolved in the next year or two (in fact, Dillo development is starting to get geared up again after a bit of a lull - new fltk version slated in the next month).
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http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/

Apparently the folks at Crossover picked Google Chrome to use as technology proof of WINE. So, there are Linux and Mac WINE-enabled ports now. I don't have direct access to my FreeBSD system, but I think the general Linux installer might work on FreeBSD. Maybe somebody would want to test it out.
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