After “Browser Wars Episode I: The phantom menace” which saw Microsoft IE defeat Netscape Navigator in epic fashion, we are being served with the second installment, “Browser Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Chrome”.
Indeed, Google’s unexpected release of Chrome is causing massive ripples in the browser world:
- Is chrome really faster that firefox – I think I’ve already seen at least 5 benchmark tests in 2 days discussing in terms of milliseconds (this is really crazy) which of the three (IE, Firefox or Chrome) is fastest?
- What of the partnership between Google and Mozilla?
- Google surprise release of a browser and its daring advertising campaign: releasing a comic book to market Chrome!
- Chome’s marvelous technical innovations. All geeks are frying in excitement about the browser being completely open source and numerous technical innovations: each tab existing as a separate process (crash control), instant bookmarking, …
Living in Mauritius, a faster browser would definitly help since our Internet connection is so poor. However, will a difference of a few milliseconds make a big difference when pages often take ten of seconds to load remains to be seen.
Anyway as Yoda would say: Be waiting for chrome’s release on mac or linux to give it a decent try, I will. 🙂