Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Chrome - quick review

I was looking for an email I'd sent myself, and I have several thousand emails in my sent items, so it's easiest to read/search them through the gmail interface.

I opened it it up and waited the customary 5 seconds while it loaded the page.

And then I had thought.

I've always assumed that those 5 seconds were the various bits of html and javascript downloading.  It had never occurred to me that it might also be the running of the code that takes time.

So I grabbed Chrome - which is much faster with Javascript - and installed it (which took about 2 minutes in total) and opened up GMail.

Almost instant.

I'd been blaming the internet pipes/servers for the loading speed, and actually it's the speed of the browser.

Of course, right there on the page there was a large advert - and the tabs don't work "right".  So I'm not going to use it much. 

But I was impressed by the speed - and I'll be looking forward to either Firefox catching up or Chrome getting extensions.
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