I’ve been using Chrom at work since it came out a few weeks ago (not using it at home because there isn’t an official Mac version yet) While I’m pretty happy with the overall features and feel of Chrome, it’s alpha software quirks are bad enough that I’ve went mostly back to FF3 for now.
I’ve had a few times where Gmail has started to become hosed. I’ll go to do something (open an email, do a serach, send a new email) and I’ll get the “Working….” notice, and then the “Still Working….” and it just sort of locks up. I won’t be able to do anything, and even if I click away and give up on what I’m doing, it just never really recovers. If I do a page refresh, I get the status bar as the page loads, and it hangs at about 98%, and never finishes. If I try to shut Chrome down, I’ll get ONE Chrome process that windows cannot close (that’s one of my BIGGEST bitches about Windows. Damnit, an application should NEVER be able to refuse to shut down when the OS tells it to. Any OS that doesn’t have complete overall control of running apps is faulty)
What’s strange is I think that the hung Chrom process somehow hoses my access to Gmail, because at that point, I won’t even be able to use Gmail in FF3. Rebooting the whole computer is the only thing to bring everything back to normal.
As much as I love Chrome, this has happened about 4-5 times in total already, and that’s just a hiccup I can’t deal with at this point. I’ll wait till the first update and give it another whirl from there. And I’ll gladly give it a try on my Mac when the OSX version is released.