Something struck me in reading this section of Stephen Wildstrom's excellent review of Google's Chrome browser. That something? Google really is a different beast than Microsoft, or even Mozilla:
Both Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (recently made available for public download) and Mozilla's Firefox 3 offer admirable security and stability improvements. But they still focus on features designed as add-ons to Web pages...These touches can be helpful, but they reflect an outdated idea of what a browser is all about.
Google has taken a different tack. It didn't expend much effort on what traditionally has … Read more