Google chrome

Everyone is discussing it but I still have to mention the fact.Google has just released Google Chrome, a web browser with some interesting features. For example each tab in the very streamlined interface is a seperate process, quite similar to having several browser windows up at the same time. The effect is that you can free up memory without having to restart the entire application as well as one crashing tab will not crash the rest of the program.

It's built on apples webkit and is extemely fast. It also has a completely new virtual machine for javascript which should speed up web applications a bunch. Though I haven't seen that at all so far.

A good friend of mine said this morning: "Google is taking over the world. They'll launch an OS soon". My reply was that he'd already missed it. Google doesn't need an OS, they've already created one through the web using cloud computing. Soon everyone will have a linux based netbook, the only common ground will be the web. And guess who will rule supreme with their new browser fastest on the net? :)

There are a lot of worse rulers mind you...