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Google Chrome Internet Browser Review

Google has gone and created it’s own Internet web browser called Google Chrome. It’s still in beta but you can download it from here http://www.google.com/chrome to try it out.

I downloaded Chrome the other day and initially I like it.  It’s cool because your web pages are displayed in tabs and you can simply click from tab to tab to view browser pages. Click on the + at the top of the browser window to open a new browser session. When you are typing in a search term or url, suggestions come up. This is based on previous search history and popular Internet destinations.

Google has created a cool comic book to explain how the Chrome browser works and the technology and thinking behind it. It’s a bit long but and interesting read. Check it out here: http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/. Google talks about how other browsers were written long ago before today’s browser problems/uses came about. This is true, people play sophisticated video games with Internet browsers, and browsers are used to distribute spyware and viruses.  As an example, with other Internet browsers when you close the browser the memory held by the page is fragmented but with Chrome when you close the browser window the page is totally wiped from memory. Chrome also has built in blockers for spyware, viruses and such. That’s really cool.

google chrome browser review

One thing I did notice, Chrome says it imports your current Internet browsers bookmarks and passwords. My bookmarks were imported but not my passwords. I visited a page where the password was saved and had to re-enter my password to gain access to the page. Also, I use the Google Preview Tool and the Google Toolbar to check Pagerank. These tools were not visible in the Chrome browser. It’s also a little weird to have no status bar at the bottom of the browser but I guess you just have to get used to that. Maybe these options will become available in the next release of Chrome.



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September 4th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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