I noticed that Google recently pushed out a new version of its Chrome browser, version 0.3.
I had stopped using Chrome due to a big problem with Adobe Shockwave and Flash files, which are becoming crucial on many Web pages, both for displaying video content and ads.
Simply put the browser was crashing. It would sit unmoving for a time, then finally say a named plug-in question had crashed. When I agreed the plug-in had to die it was killed in all tabs.
I was going to write a post this morning slamming this bug when I decided to check the "about" tag, from which Chrome informs you of updates and loads them in the background. Sure enough, a new version was available. I didn't even have to reboot the machine.
I then went into a heavy editing session, pulling up literally dozens of separate tabs to produce this, a review of local politics as seen on various blogs. Each link you find here was a separate tab instance in Chrome, and there were a few more I left out.
I just counted 37 links in this piece, so I probably had 40 tabs open at one point. Many had video, since many political blogs like to embed the latest ads.
There was no crash. There were no problems. Everything ran clean.
So, has Google solved the problems that Chrome had running Adobe software? What does your computer say?