Monday, February 25, 2008

Flock...


Ok...This is my first post from the inbuilt blog editor of Flock 1.1, the social browser. I have been using firefox for ages now mainly due to the enhancements available for Firefox. The extensions, skins and tweaks available for Firefox far exceed any of the other available browser today. Further Firefox is also good on the front of speed. On the downside,  Firefox is a memory-guzzler - it eats up most of my 1 GB memory when I am working with more tabs open inside the browser. Comparatively, Opera is also a good browser - light, sexy and speedy - but lacks the kind of buzz garnered by Firefox. I am not sure but a lot of customisations which are external to Firefox are already built inside Opera. Further, the Opera team goes on adding and inventing really cool features - a fete unmatched by any other browser development teams. IE7 is a fairly light browser but it lacks everything that makes a browser attractive. Only thing that goes to the credit of IE7 is that most of the webpages ARE compatible for IE - not a case with Firefox or Opera. Another name which caused ripples in the browser market was the beta release of Safari for Windows. Safari is a great-looking browser, but then there is nothing more to it. Sometimes ago, I also used Maxthon a browser based on IE platform. The peculiar thing about Maxthon is that there are some many features in it that you will never know if you know most of the things in Maxthon. In recent times, Flock is creating a lot of buzz as a browser which is meant for the social animals - those whose most of the online times is devoted to everything social - networking / bookmarking / sharing etc. Based on Firefox, Flock can offer almost all the things that Firefox has including extensions and skins. Let's see for how much time I will stay hooked to Flock, before possibly returning to Firefox...
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