Google launched a new web browser called Chrome yesterday, so far it seems to load web pages fasted than Firefox 3 and IE 7 and is displaying pages with no problems on every site I visited. It imported all my bookmarks without a problem. It’s a free download from Google.
One of the nice features of Chrome is the way it handles its tabs, each one is run as it’s own instance in Windows, what that means is when you look in the task manager each tab has its own entry so when you close a tab all that memory is released, also if a page crashes it won’t crash the whole program.
On the down side I miss my Firefox extensions and don’t think I can use it in place of Firefox until those features are added, But judge for yourself and check out the comic below.
Look under the hood of Google Chrome in this comics interpretation of key engineering decisions, by Scott McCloud.
Chrome also has a privacy mode, so that nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer. aka the “porn mode”
The default homepage also presents you with a kind of speed dial feature, like the one Opera has. On that page you will see your most visited webpages as 9 screenshot thumbnails. You will also see a few of your recent searches and your recently bookmarked pages, as well as recently closed tabs.
From Googles site:
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Shortcuts for your apps
Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favorite web applications.
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