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Chrome Comes Through

I may have my gripes about some of Chrome's peculiarities, but I've never complained about the Big Issues like Stability. Chrome once again showed me why it's good to have around. A tab/page with a Flash plugin crashed, and another tab showed that just the Flash plugin itself crashed. In neither case did the browser show any instability. The tab recovered itself nicely and I kept on going. That's what I want in every application: rock-solid stability. That's why I use Chrome over any other Windows-based browser. And frankly it's just one more reason why I continue to use Microsoft Windows.

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  1. That means that you will be back to Linux when they have a compatible version?

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  2. That assumes they can port a compatible version to Linux that is as stable and runs identically as the Windows version. And I mean a native version, not one hosted under Wine/Crossover. I'm not holding my breath. I'll make a not-so-bold prediction that a native Chrome version won't be released until 2010, by which time Windows 7 will be out, and who knows what new version of Mac OS X.

    It's the overall worth of a particular OS that pulls you over to it. It's the applications like Chrome that keep you there. Linux overall quality has degraded (sometimes significantly) since 2007. It is now the most inferior of the Win/Mac/Lin OS trinity. The current Linux platform isn't good enough to produce a port of Chrome worth running. And I don't see Google allowing a crap version of Chrome to be released on any platform; their reputation would be tarnished if it was.

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  3. I have been using the Chromium daily builds (dev version of Chrome) on Ubuntu for well over a month now and it is really coming along.

    No Wine/CrossOver garbage either. It's a GTK app but looks identical to the Windows version.

    Being so early in development it obviously doesn't handle flash yet, but it is getting there. Infact...it is probably even more stable and faster because it doesn't load flash :)

    I have been using it for most of my browsing and have found it to be very stable so far. Only one to two crashes total. Firefox crashes at least that often on all platforms.

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  4. Then I await with great interest how Chrome under Ubuntu turns out.

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