Article title: Comment: Seven reasons why users like and dislike Chrome. Linux is a technology channel of the IT lab in China. Includes basic categories such as desktop applications, Linux system management, kernel research, embedded systems, and open source.
According to foreign media reports, Google released the first beta version of Chrome on the afternoon of the second week. Some of Chrome's features are exciting, but they are also worrying. The following are seven reasons why I think Chrome is popular and seven reasons why Chrome is not popular.
Seven reasons why Chrome is popular
1. no crash
The biggest highlight of Chrome is its multi-process architecture, which protects browsers against crashes due to malicious Web pages and applications. Each tag, window, and plug-in are running in their respective environments. Therefore, if a problem occurs at a site, other sites that are opened will not be affected. By limiting each site and application software to a closed environment, this architecture further improves system security.
Because of the multi-process architecture, the loading speed of one site is slow and does not drag down access to other sites. You can easily click Other labels or windows. This is also true for plug-ins. for example, if a site opened by a user contains Java advertisements with slow loading speed, the Java code itself will be isolated and other parts of the webpage will not be affected. After clicking the icon, Chrome can be started in seconds-far ahead of some competitors.
3. almost completely invisible
Chrome's interface is not concise enough to describe its conciseness. Chrome is almost nothing like an application. The vast majority of the screen space is used to display the site accessed by users, and Chrome buttons and logos are not displayed on the screen. Chrome designers say they want users to forget that they are using a browser software. Their goals are basically achieved.
4. easier searching
One of Chrome's flag features is Omnibox, a universal toolbar located at the top of the browser. You can enter the website address or search keyword in Omnibox, or enter both. Chrome automatically performs the operation you want. Omnibox can understand users' preferences. for example, if a user prefers to use the PCWorld.com search function, Chrome will remember that PCWorld.com has its own search box once the user accesses the site, select whether to use the search function of the site. If you select to use the PCWorld.com search function, the system automatically performs the search operation.
5. users will have more control over tags
Chrome provides new features for tagged browsing. You can "snap" a tag and drag it to a separate window. You can combine multiple tags in a window. Chrome can use the configuration of a tag that you like when starting. Other browsers require a third-party plug-in to provide this function.
6. easy access to the most visited websites
Chrome has a default dynamic homepage. Chrome remembers the websites most frequently accessed by users. the nine websites frequently accessed by users and the most frequently used search engines and bookmarks are displayed on the dynamic homepage. Of course, you can replace dynamic homepage with any homepage you like.
7. anonymous browsing
Similar to Microsoft's recently released Internet Explorer 8 β2, Chrome provides the Incognito option. You can open a special window in which your online activities are not recorded and stored on your computer. Unlike IE 8 β2, Chrome's Incognito window is independent of other browsing experiences. Users can open both the hidden and common browsing windows without interfering with each other.
Seven reasons for dislike of Chrome
1. the current version is only the first beta version.
This is only the first test version of Chrome, so a large number of problems will be found in the next few months. For a large number of users who use browsers, using Chrome is tantamount to handing over their "Internet destiny" to an immature product. When you access a website that contains a large number of plug-ins, such as logmein.com, Chrome will encounter errors. do you want to face these errors every day?
2. no plug-ins available for use
Plug-ins are very attractive to Firefox users, but Chrome does not have a plug-in. Google does intend to release APIs (application programming interfaces) for plug-ins, but users still have to wait a while before using Chrome plug-ins. Of course, you can switch between different browsers and use your favorite plug-ins.
3. synchronization between multiple computers is not supported
Firefox also has the ability to synchronize among multiple computers using Mozilla's Weave options. This allows users to use computers at home, computers in the office, and browsers on laptops to be "identical ". Once the user gets used to this synchronization function, it is difficult to give up. Currently, Chrome does not support such synchronization.
4. lack of standardization
After Chrome is released, some standards will be no longer so "standard. Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine, and Apple Safari also uses this rendering engine. If you compare the web pages displayed by Chrome, Firefox, or IE, you will find their differences in text format. Because the code of most sites gives priority to market leader, Chrome users may be disappointed.
5. advertisers will obtain more user information
6. no URL drop-down list
There is no URL drop-down list in Chrome. To make up for this deficiency, Chrome provides the "smart" function in Omnibox. If you like to click the mouse to view the recently visited site, you should miss the URL drop-down list.
7. insufficient "history" functions
Chrome's "history" function is far from comparable to Firefox. Chrome can only display the browsing history of users by day, but does not provide the function of sorting browsing activities by date, site, and access frequency.