I run a local server in my house called basementÃ‚Â since it’s in the basement and has no monitor, keyboard or mouse. My server runs a custom installation of apache, php and mysql and it has a few virtual hosts setup to boot via different ports.
I’ve been using Chrome on the two laptops in the house because I know that no one will use ChromeÃ‚Â when using the laptop so I don’t have to sign out of anything. Chrome is in beta after all and not everything willÃ‚Â work properly and some features might not even be implemented yet.
In Chrome, the address bar also serves as history search, google search and whatever else they threw in there. When I want to get to my local server basement, I normally type in basement in the address bar in Firefox. In Chrome though, when I type basement, it goes to a google search for basement.
But then something really neat happens. Chrome has a pop-down bar appear asking, “Did you mean to go to http://basement/?”
Go Chrome! (In my opinion, Chrome is still better than regular safari on windows.)