In an attempt to liven up the board a little I thought I'd ask about Google Chrome and if anyone has tried it and what are your thoughts?
I've tried it in wine according to these instructions and it works alright. I could sum up my opinion about it is that it's a good concept interface wise, and with regards to some of the beneath the hood stuff (like each tab being its own program not affecting the rest of the browser, though that has disadvantages), but since it's missing firefox extensions compatibility and isn't yet native to GNU/Linux, isn't quite there yet.
There were also some privacy concerns about it. First they had an EULA applied to it, which they later corrected, that would allow google to own ALL of the information you send through the browser. Then there are some features in the browser which depend on google, meaning that the browser constantly communicates with google and could in this way also compromise privacy without the user knowing.
Since the source code of it is free though (under the "chromium" project) I think I'll wait till someone from the GNU/Linux communities builds a version that is compatible with firefox and verified not to contain any privacy traps.
What do you think?