On January 11, 2011 the Chrome Product manager, Mike Jazayeri, announced thatChrome will no longer supportH.264 video codecfor its HTML5 player, citing the desireto bring Google Chrome more inline with the currently available open codecs available inthe Chromium project, which Chrome is based on. As of January 2012, there has been noannouncement yet of which future version of Chrome will actually implement theremoval of H.264 support.
2. Stability -
for the same as above, in case of plugin or tab crash - all other processessurvive. This means you can only loose one tab. And you also get a process manager.
- On long term Chrome uses less memory than other browsers. Especiallymemory usage is very clean, as once you close a tab, whole process is ended and all itsmemory is released. You also get process manager which shows you memory hogs, andwhere you can kill processes.
4. Incognito mode
- You can browse privately and securely, without writing a single fileor data into history, cookies, or cache. Ideal for "finding that surprise gift for wife" asgoogle puts it, or as we all know -
ideal for browsing pron late at night…
5. UI and ease of use
- Chrome has completely renewed user interface with tabs put ontop. Use is very simple, installation is a snap. Since there are just a few features andthings you can configure, there is nothing to mess up.
1. First Beta
- This is just a first public beta of browser, so do not expect it to properlyrender and show every and all web pages. Even Acid3 test completes just 71% of tests(which is weird as WebKit on which Chrome is based, has no problems completing100%).
2. Missing features
- Several functions as bookmark management, session managementand password management are very basic. For a serious web user this is a bigdisadvantage, and hopefully Google or community will address those soon.