Chromium is nice-ish...

I installed the Chromium daily build in order to test a site in a WebKit browser that actually had a JS debugger (see previous post).  All in all, quite nice.  Strangely, though, it seems much slower than Firefox 3.5 on the site I'm testing.  Takes quite a while for the backgrounds and the like to finally settle in, while in Firefox they snap in almost instantly.

The built-in debugger/inspector is very much like Firebug (which is *huge* compliment).  The overall design seems pleasantly simple.  However, I can't say I'm seeing anything which makes me want to switch from Firefox to Chromium for day-to-day browsing.

I really only install the two plug-ins (web-dev and firebug), so I'm not stuck on those, it's just that I don't have a reason to switch, and Firefox is already mature (for that matter, released).  Still, worth keeping an eye on it, and certainly nice to be able to get something close to Safari running on my Ubuntu box so I can test it readily.


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