Google released Web Accelerator earlier this week. It is an application that makes browsing faster by caching and preloading pages. But there are problems as 37Signals points out:
Heres the problem: Google is essentially clicking every link on the page including links like delete this or cancel that.
I installed it the other day and found other problems with web applications. I was unable to login to a community portal i use. After reading the 37Signals post I assume this is due to the same issue as an logout link is included on each page.
Another problem I encountered was that after uninstall of Google Web Accelerator it made Mozilla Firefox useless. I was not able to launch the program. I also tried the steps that was listed on MozillaZine, but no luck. I had to uninstall and reinstall to get it working again.
Conclusion: do not install! Google should abandon this software.
Read more at Google Web Accelerator: Hey, not so fast - an alert for web app designers - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
Written on 06 May 2005.