2 Comments 03 September 2008

chrome 205 noshadow Chrome When I switched from IE two years ago over to Firefox I was immediately consumed with how easy, fun and navigable Firefox was. Well, now Google has come out with their own browser, as I’m sure you’ve all heard, and it is truly making the headlines……..

First Images of Google Chrome

Chrome Eliminates Google’s Middleman Problems

Inside Chrome: The Secret Project To Crush IE and Remake the Web

Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project

Why Did Google Abandon Firefox?

The list goes on and on with reviews, comparisons and much analysis. In a nutshell, the brains over at Google have built, not just another browser, but a more modern platform for web pages and applications……

“we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better . By keeping each tab in an isolated “sandbox”, we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. 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.”

Sounds good doesn’t it? Or is it just a bunch of rhetoric? I think the real question lies in how it compares to IE and Firefox. Eli, over at Search Engine Land, has a great post that outlines 10 key features that differentiate Google’s Chrome from Firefox and IE…….

“Chrome is actually very different from those two browsers, and significantly different from nearly everything else on the market.”

The engineers at Google realized that modern day web browsing is about applications and rich media, so they built Chrome from the ground up and were able to implement tools that other browsers just don’t have. Which brings us to what I think to be the biggest single difference in these three browsers; and that is, how fast Chrome is designed to run. From multi-threading to JavaScript Virtual Machines, Chrome is geared to blow Firefox and IE out of the water when it comes to speed, and Kevin, over at Lifehacker, performed a speed test to determine which browser is fastest that you simply must see!

All in all, Google is hoping Chrome will make the web an even better place but that is totally up to you. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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  1. Tamal Anwar says:

    Chrome is a new and nice browser but do you think it could take the place of firefox? Many experts are saying that it’s a rival of IE but I didn’t heard that its better than fox.

    On the other hand, we webmasters who are depended on google services in every way like blogger, adsense, analytics, youtube, is it good to use chrome?

  2. Simon Slade says:

    Nice post!
    I think the launch of Google Chrome is positive. The more competition there is in the web browser market the better. Companies are going to want to continuously develop their products in order to attract a large market share. This will have immense benefits for users.

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