New Chrome beta for Mac

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The latest Google chrome browser beta is making me rethink my ‘default browser’ choice.  Two reasons:

1) The new V8 javascript engine is very quick.  In fact, it wins this race on the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmarks easily (smaller number is better):

Testbed: Mac Pro, 2 x 2.26 GHz, OS X 10.6.3

Firefox 3.6.3 861.0ms

Safari 4.0.5 432.0ms

Chrome 5.0.375.29 beta  320.4ms

2) 1Password has a plugin extension that now puts your passwords a click away.   It’s not full-featured (you still have to hit return after selecting the appropriate set of credentials) but it works.

Update (6/7/2010)

Safari 5.0 322.6 ms

Google Chrome (5.0.375.55)  324.6 ms

So, for the moment, Safari’s faster…wonder what Google did in the move from 5.0.375.29 to 5.0.375.55 to slow the javascript down a couple of milliseconds?