Posted by: John Colby | Tuesday September 2 2008

Google Chrome

It must be the geek in me. I’ve just downloaded Google Chrome and fifteen minutes later it’s up and running and posting. I was technically swayed by the use of same same rendering engine as Safari and from first sight am impressed by the speed and clean looks – and this on my six year old machine.

I’ve already tested it on Moodle, the VLE at the university, so I’m ready for any of the questions. I have yet to test video sites, sounds and the whole multimedia experience (supposed I’d better – I’m supposed to teach it) but I cannot imagine there wil be many poblems.

But the thing that REALLY made up my mind was Google’s comic book approach to making a fairly complex subject understandable. I wonder how we could incorporate this into teaching? For instance, the diagrams illustrating single and multi-threading seem to have been extremely well thought out, and breaks down complex behaviour into understandable terms.

When I see this in use at work I’ll be able to comment more fully, but hopefully it was a fifteen minutes well spent allowing it to get itself running.

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  1. should be interesting to see if Chrome works more efficiently than FireFox and IE… if it’s faster than Firefox, since isn’t IE, then i’ll use it


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