Yes, I remember Netscape, and I never liked it. I also remember when Safari was made. Fast forward to today… and we now have Google Chrome. This is going to be Google’s Web browser offering to the World.
In Google Chrome, you can get anywhere on the Web with one box. The address bar that sits at the top of the normal Google Chrome window simplifies your Internet experience by doubling as a search box. You can also use it to bookmark websites and stay aware about the security of a website.
As of the time of this recording on September 2nd, 2008, it hasn’t been officially released. Google had released documentation earlier in the day today, and people were taken aback, wondering if it was real. Google posted a comic book type of explanation about Chrome. If every “read me” file would be done in this fashion, people would actually read them. I read the entire thing! The main drawback so far is that it’s only available for Windows at this point, and not OS X or Linux.
Google Chrome is based on WebKit. Why is that important? Not only do pages look good, but they load fast. Google has gone in and optimized the way pages run, and load, and are managed. You know how you may have a few browser windows open, and one of them freezes… causing your whole browser to ‘crash’ or freeze? Google has taken care of that problem with Chrome.
You’re going to appreciate what Google has done, and why this will be a much better Web browser for you. If what they claim in the promotional information is remotely true, this is a complete reinvention of the Web browser as we know it. You’ll find out what forethought went into how the security model worked, how the page management and rendering worked, and how all a Web browser can handle all the new technologies there are. Google has potentially moved the entire industry forward by releasing Google Chrome.
My only hope and wish is that the User Interface is not a Google UI. As far as the Web is concerned, they’ve done a great job. However, they have fallen short with the UI in their applications. I have yet to try it myself, as I use OS X. However, I will be having Ponzi run this on her Windows machine, and get her feedback on it. Ponzi is very picky about things like her browser, so she’ll be brutally honest… good or bad.
What are your thoughts? Are you using Google Chrome yet? If so, what do you think so far? If you’re not… what are you waiting for?!
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