Google Chrome

   Last night I heard about Google’s new browser, launched just last week. I listened to the development team’s presentation, downloaded Chrome, and now I’m sold! Here is how they describe it:

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Listen to the presentations and download the browser here.

Chrome is a tabbed browser like Firefox, but you can move a tab to create a real desktop application. There is one box to type URLs and search terms – the omnibox! The home page collects your favourite pages, so it’s like a collection of visual bookmarks. If you don’t want your computer to collect search history, you can choose an “incognito” window. The “multi-purpose architecture” is Open Source so that anyone creating a browser can copy the source code. I’m just learning about the features but I think I will try using Chrome as my main browser. Very promising!

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