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Google Chrome Unleashed

NEW KID ON THE BLOG  There's a new web browser kid on the block by the name of Chrome. The big news about Chrome is that it has the name Google written all over it. Two years ago Google had denied Chrome's existence but now the cat is out of the bag. Google Chrome is unleashed!

The buzz is that Google has launched its open source web browser on Tuesday as a beta for Windows machines in 100 countries. But we just wonder why only this number of countries and why not the whole world? The Macintosh and Linux versions will follow in its wake.

Some questions will be asked:


Certainly the people at Microsoft
and Mozilla will be following this new development in the browser space which is getting competitive. The last web browser to join the pack is Flock and the last one that went out of business was Netscape. By and large, it appears that Big G is aiming squarely at Microsoft's Internet Explorer which released IE8 beta recently.

According to a BBC technology report
, Google Chrome is designed to be lightweight and fast, and to cope with the next generation of web applications that rely on graphics and multimedia.

The view from Google is that Chrome is another option to contribute to the betterment of the Web experience

"We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build," says Google on its official blog
. 

According to Google, Tuesday launch "is just the beginning" because "Google Chrome is far from done." The Mountain View folks expect users to provide feedbacks. 

Below is the video Google released to explain the story and engineering behind the launch of Google Chrome:




I just did and initially I'm quite impressed by the neat and uncluttered look of it. If you poke your nose around, you will discover some really cool features. Don't let the bare appearance deceives you. I've been playing with it since I installed the browser on Wednesday. 

It was sort of love at first byte. I like the minimalist interface. Installing Chrome was a breeze and from the word "go" this beta version takes off in a nifty manner. Just imagine how much better it could be when Google takes it out of beta. 

Guess, I'm gonna get chummy with this new browser kid for a while. I've tried it out and I'm confident it will serve as a reliable and accomodating browser. There's hardly anything to be afraid of.

Obviously, one may discover a few glitches here and there. I'm sure Big G will tackle these problems eventually. But should Microsoft be afraid?






Watch and listen to what this guy Chris Pirillo has to say about Google Chrome on this video:



16 comments:

nickelbleu said...

unlike Cuil the search engine which got lots of flak as soon as it was launched, Google Chrome, as I have noticed, is getting some thumbs up since its launch on Tuesday. I'll be spending time giving it a run through. Initially, it shows promise.

PixelLens said...

Thanks for the info and the video about this Google Chrome.I will try it out since there are some good features of this fast speed webs browser.

eko said...

I just try this browser. Its faster than FF and have bigger screen.
Hope the full version coming soon

PRKirkpatrick said...

I have now been using Google Chrome for a couple of weeks. I am very impressed with the simplistic layout. I work for a Web design company and have found Chrome to fit my surfing requirements. One bit of constructive criticism would be that when you enter a URL into the address bar and press the enter key on the keyboard Chrome has a habit of closing the active tab (annoying!). Please fix this Google as it sends me crazy with what is otherwise a fantastic product.

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Adidas said...

nice to see the videos abt chrome developers ...i hope there will be new version soon ...

Buytiffany said...

Chrome is Superb ..They have developed very good features and they provided lot of videos regarding that but the thing is they failed to add plugins ...I hope they will update them soon ...

Leak Ngakak said...

My prediction, Chrome will be the most used browser besides Firefox

karl baker said...

really pleased with google chrome, now we just need it built into out televisions!

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i wonder if chrome will become as popular as firefox. i do like how when 1 tab crashes, it wont knock out the rest of them like in IE.
-jason

Free Gadgets said...

Great article. Not sure if I will switch to Chrome straight away as firefox has always been my friend.

Will wait and see how it develops

Michelle said...

I have been using Firefox for years and I am very impressed with Google Chrome. The only thing that drives me crazy is that drop-down menus do not work with it. I wish they would fix that.

mlogs said...

I still use firefox

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I love google chrome, but I'm still using FF.

christian audigier said...

I have been using Firefox for years and I am very impressed with Google Chrome.

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