Google somewhat surprised us all and released it’s web browser on Sept. 2, 2008; most users of the shiny new browser have been extremely impressed with the initial speed and features. I have to say that even I am impressed by this new browser (as long as I’m not behind a corporate firewall). Since the CNET article came out about the extreme speed of Google Chrome, I immediately wondered how it would perform against other browsers in the mootools.net tool Slickspeed CSS selectors test, so I decided to do some benchmarking of my own.
Google just opened its website to download Google Chrome, so we decided to go ahead and download it and give it a whirl behind a corporate proxy.
Well, the outcome wasn’t as bad as we initially thought, but we did see that it has a long way to go before prime time.
Here’s a short roundup of the praises and problems I have experienced to this point…