Snap! My destructive stress test of Google Chrome begins

Loading Google software is usually quick and easy.  The new browser, Google Chrome was no exception. I was able to download and install it in a few minutes, having only to exit Firefox while it imported my Firefox  bookmarks.  So far, so good.  If you are a Firefox power user, you will certainly miss the awesome bar functionality. (I love the way Firefox almost reads my mind.)  What I did gain was a browser that seems to be quite a bit faster, but most importantly one tab can crash and leave the others intact.  I will admit that I haven't tried to do anything extraordinary with Chrome, but my normal every day usage of every other browser brings  it to a halt a few times a day.  It's normally script related and I'm in a page that's doing some heavy editing when the browser takes it's nap.  Today, I was pasting rich text into GMail when one of the Chrome tabs went black and filled with the following message:

The good news?  I didn't lose any of my work in the seven other tabs I had open. Count them below.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.