The Google ‘Chrome’ Web Browser – A First Look

03/09/2008 R Tyler 0 Comments

The Chrome Web Browser The Google ‘Chrome’ browser looks to be quite inovative. In this brief ‘look’ I touch on a few of its features and include links to the Google (free) install files for anyone who’s not yet tried the browser. So…. Google Chrome LinkHere’s a link to the ‘Comic Book’ style description you may have heard about. Even as a cartoon this is a heavy going indeed in my opinion! Google Chrome Download LinkHere’s a link to the ‘Chrome’ Browser download you might like to try. Pretty good at first look but who knows what they’re logging about your browsing habits…. And Google Chrome Blog LinkHere’s a link to the official Google Blogspot weblog release (excerpt below)

A fresh take on the browser 9/01/2008 02:10:00 PM At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we’ve now made the comic publicly available — you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries. So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.
p.s. For instance the Chrome Browser couldn’t access my default site homepage (for some reason) and it then reported that the site was ‘UNDER DEVELOPMENT’. Now that is strange, since that website has been up and running since the year 2000! A glitch perhaps? ‘Chrome’ looks good (as does the rehashed threading technology they’ve incorporated into it to speed load times). I noticed something else also.. Did you ever notice the relatively high memory usage of Firefox. After carrying out a quick check in ‘Windows XP’ Task Manager I noticed Firefox had an approximate 57 KByte Memory usage whilst Chrome was as low as 17K. Firefox LinkFireFox Let battle Commence