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A Linux blog to share any hints, tips, ebuilds, and insight I have picked up along the way. My interests mainly lie in security, photography, the web, and multimedia.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google Chrome

Of course just as I post about Web 2.0 browsers Google releases their own take on a Web 2.0 capable browser, Chrome, based on the Webkit rendering engine but with a whole new JS engine called V8. Too bad It isn't available for Linux. I would love to test its apparent speed. From reports posted online it is about twice as fast as the current Gecko JS engine. I wonder how well it performs vs Squirrelfish and how well it will perfrom vs Tracemonkey.

This announcement only confirms my belief that Webkit and Gecko will be the future of Web 2.0. With Chrome Webkit will be firmly entrenched in the Web 2.0 discussion if it fairs as well as most Google technologies. Gecko will also continue to be a part of the discussion because of their Tracemonkey JS engine and because Firefox extensions and technologies like Mozilla Prism have the ability to replicate and build on what Chrome achieves.

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A Linux blog to share any hints, tips, ebuilds, and insight I have picked up along the way. My interests mainly lie in security, photography, the web, and multimedia.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google Chrome

Of course just as I post about Web 2.0 browsers Google releases their own take on a Web 2.0 capable browser, Chrome, based on the Webkit rendering engine but with a whole new JS engine called V8. Too bad It isn't available for Linux. I would love to test its apparent speed. From reports posted online it is about twice as fast as the current Gecko JS engine. I wonder how well it performs vs Squirrelfish and how well it will perfrom vs Tracemonkey.

This announcement only confirms my belief that Webkit and Gecko will be the future of Web 2.0. With Chrome Webkit will be firmly entrenched in the Web 2.0 discussion if it fairs as well as most Google technologies. Gecko will also continue to be a part of the discussion because of their Tracemonkey JS engine and because Firefox extensions and technologies like Mozilla Prism have the ability to replicate and build on what Chrome achieves.

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