This is just a link to the Google Chrome web browser, which I link to because of something that happened this weekend. My Mom has one of those fancy Dell Inspiron Mini notebooks and she was showing it to me asking if I could make it faster. The machine was unbearably slow which was partially caused by a Windows update downloading in the background.

The other part that was slow was loading the web in general — my iPhone 4 was beating it to webpages with my phone on AT&T’s 3G network. Suspecting that it was in part IE’s fault1 I installed Chrome — what a difference that made.

If you are saddled with an under-powered computer you might take a look at Chrome, it sure sped up the machine that I was testing it on.


  1. The remainder of the fault goes to Windows 7 Starter and, well, Dell.