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Fresh toy from Google: Chrome browser

Published by alex.shapovalov on September 3, 2008 under internet, web-development  

preamble

We have enough browsers today: IE, Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, Safari.
There is a question: do we need another one?
We have a lot of problems with compatibility, and almost any web-developer spends time on tuning pages for IE/Firefox.

Google Chrome

Chrome developers made a special page describing why they started new 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.”

“On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine, to power the next generation of web applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers.”

“We’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others – and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well.”
A fresh take on the browser [http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/why.html?hl=en#]

And made comics to describe features: [http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/]

As you see we should have browser with improved speed that will be modern platform for web-applications.
Unfortunately I can’t test it now due to we use GNU/Linux in our company and developers presented only version for Windows.

If you are Windows user maybe it worth a look, and make own opinion.
Go on: [http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/features.html]

Chrome screenshot

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One Response to “Fresh toy from Google: Chrome browser”

  1. media buff says:

    i’m willing to try it out just to see if it works more efficiently than FireFox… if it’s faster than Firefox and isn’t IE, then i’ll use it

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