Friday, May 29, 2009

Testing Flock

As usual, I'm not satisfied with stuff in my computer.

For some reason there's always something I feel could be better in my computer. A program that could be doing stuff it does not but would be useful to me, a way it should behave or something else.

I'm not complaining. This is actually simply the statement of a fact. One that I consider a good thing, to be sure. It means I'm always looking for ways to make things better.

This time I'm testing a new web browser. I've been experimenting with a few of them for the past few months, until finally giving up on Safari a couple of weeks ago, mostly because of its huge hard disk requirements - that page thumbnail feature seemed very cool, but it never really worked for me and took up enormous space (almost a gig!). So, I uninstalled Safari.

I also ended up removing Google Chrome. Even though I think it's the best looking browser of them all - good enough for me to get a FIrefox theme that simulates Chrome.

A while ago I was reading the Linux Magazine and found out about Flock. It seems to work on a different idea from Chrome. Google's browser relies on simplicity and minimalism. Flock, by its turn, is meant to integrate everything in its interface, from regular browsing to social networks, media sites, news feeds, e-mail, and so on.

I have just downloaded and installed it, and am using it right now to write this post. We'll see how it turns out.
Blogged with the Flock Browser