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Unconventional speed tests for the browser

With Apple going all coo-coo bananas lately, it’s nice to see that another one of our favorite “do no evil” companies are producing some super slick stuff.

Now that the beta is available for Mac, many of the artists here have opted to install Google’s browser, Chrome. Those who have used it are claiming that the speeds are “ridiculously fast.” While there are still some anomalies and glitches in the beta release, the response has been generally favorable.

The challenge for Google’s marketing team will now be how to make this browser from ‘generally favorable’ to ‘holy sh** I HAVE to try this out’ status. The following video is a really good start:

Can you imagine working for a company rich enough to pay you to do such ridiculous stuff in the name of science, speed and progress?

Now, keep in mind that they use the term “rending” and not “loading.” We are guessing that the pages aren’t actually loading from the internet but being pulled from a cached version of the page. If you tested Firefox, Safari and even *gasp* Explorer under the same conditions, I don’t think you could tell a difference with most browsers if they’re already loaded in memory.

Damn you marketing! You almost got me again!

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