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Google Chrome Takes the Lead

Well, it's been quite some time since my last post. I've been busy and it seems Google has been busy too.

I recently upgraded to the latest version of Chromium (aka Google Chrome) and noticed that the folks at Google have decided to drop the http:// prefix from the "omnibox":

CNet reported this back when the feature first appeared in the developer beta's but I must say I'm surprised at the results I found in the following article:

Really?  You'd prefer to see the http:// stay?

In my opinion, dropping it is one of the best damn things they have ever done because in this day and age, it's no longer necessary. It just doesn't matter anymore because the web is all about http:// now. It's implicit and the UI should mirror this - people don't need to know about it. I recall what my good friend anto once said...

This is just one of the things which makes Chrome stand out from all the others, Jeff Atwood recently wrote that

Chrome was a completely respectable browser in V1 and V2. The entire project has moved forward so fast that it now is, at least in my humble opinion, the best browser on the planet. Google went from nothing, no web browser at all, to best-of-breed in under two years.