Thursday, April 05, 2007

Google My Maps killed my XP box

Google Maps now includes the KML based path sketching previously available only on Google Earth (Plus). Sounds great for inline skating trails, commuting bike paths, etc. I fired it up in Firefox tonight and zoomed out from my home map. Then XP died. Just died. No keyboard or mouse response, nothing. I had to power cycle.

Wow. I suspect something hit the video driver hard. I'll be very careful about using this app while I have any unsaved work open...

Update: The crash blew away my Firefox browser settings including the configuration data for the Google Firefox toolbar and Google's firefox browser sync. Wow.

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