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Google Chrome – New Web Browser from the Search Powerhouse

Guess what folks.. Google has entered the browser business with what they call “a fresh take on the browser”. Its name is Google Chrome and you can download it here.

Basically, Google decided to design a new kind of browser from the ground up using only the best features and tools you want.

As stated in a release on Google’s Blog, posted by Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, and Linus Upson, Engineering Director,

“To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.”

That sounds like my kinda browser! It actually reminded me of my days at General Re Financial Products when we were using Lotus Notes as our pseudo-desktop for email, work-flow apps, and more.

Based on what I’m reading, Google is positioning Chrome as a new kind of online operating system where potentially you’ll only need a dumb terminal to connect to the web and have everything you need at you disposal once connected.

The official launch of Chrome is not until tomorrow. Apparently, the only reason for the announcement is someone unintentionally

“hit ‘send’ a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome.”.

Chrome is a totally open source browser that uses multiple process in an effort to keep memory under control and keep the whole browser running nice an smooth. It even has a “task-manager” type tool to see which website is hogging the most memory.

IN typical Google fashion, they are using a comic book to explain what they’ve come up with. You can check that out here! At one point while reading through the comic the word WOW came out of my mouth. This sounds like a very interesting development from Google.

As for me, I’ve just finish the download and I’m about to install it. I’ll let you know what I think about Chrome soon.

The gauntlet has been thrown! Does that spell doom for for IE, Firefox and others?

Why don’t you let me know what you think!

  1. Belle

    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for keeping me posted, even before it launched! That is awesome. Looking forward to your review…

    Reply

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