Review: Google Chrome Outpaces Other Browsers

The recent launch of Google’s browser Chrome has focused a lot of attention on open source software, a topic that’s also getting some good play in one of our forums.

Will Chrome help collectors collect? Maybe not. But it does offer an easy-to-use alternative to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, and I like options. Here’s my take:

What’s chic in modern interior design today seems to be chic in browsers too: simplicity and clutter-free. This is the fashion formula Chrome is sticking to.

The hype has focused on Chrome’s speed, and so far, the rumors seem to be true. Loading is much faster using Chrome than using other browsers. This alone has made me a convert. Just don’t expect lightning speed. At least not yet.

“Incognito Mode” is one of the browser’s interesting features, which keeps your history history. Web pages opened and files downloaded won’t be logged in your browsing or download histories. It’s important to remember though that websites themselves can still collect personal info.

Currently, Chrome only runs on Windows XP and Vista PCs, but Google is already working on building versions for Mac and Linux.

My take? I like but, much like getting bangs for the first time, Chrome’s appearance will take a little time getting used to no matter how simple it is. I’m curious to see the updates.

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Comment by JJ Hornblass on September 9, 2008 at 10:50am
Mary, are there any good video demonstrations of Chrome online?
Comment by Accounts Recovery on September 9, 2008 at 11:01am
Luckily, it's easy and fast to install JJ. Here's a video that details how to install the browser.

Also, click here to watch an interesting video about Chrome's story.
Comment by Neal Cropper on September 9, 2008 at 11:35am
I have tried Chrome since it was released. I really like some of the concepts, like each window having its own process. I found it quite unstable with PDF and Flash. Being that it is brand spanking new there is no surprise there.

If you want to take a look at a little book put out by Google about their approach to building Chrome take a look at this electronic book
Comment by David Justus on September 9, 2008 at 11:57am
Yeah i like google chrome, altho most of these features exist in other browsers (Firefox nightly build is actually faster then Chrome). As a developer i just don't want another platform to test / dev on.
Comment by Naeem on September 9, 2008 at 7:49pm

No big surprise in beta i think full release
can be something better

if someone need full download link without Google servers here it is

Google Chrome Full
Comment by Desiree on September 11, 2008 at 12:34am
One of the most amazing browsers I have used, though I have run into the issue of it being slow and sometimes even unresponsive. Not liking that a whole lot.
Comment by Accounts Recovery on September 15, 2008 at 2:22pm
Mozilla is releasing a “private mode” window much like Chrome’s Incognito Mode, reports TechCrunch. This development will unfold in Mozilla’s release of Firefox 3.1.

What’s up with all of this stealth? Does it really cover your tracks? I seriously doubt it.
Comment by David Justus on September 15, 2008 at 2:35pm
client side it does, server side not so much.
Comment by Accounts Recovery on December 10, 2008 at 9:56am
Chrome is coming out of Beta, too. So reports TechCrunch.
Comment by Accounts Recovery on January 9, 2009 at 12:45pm
Chrome 2.0 is already rolled out. At least an alpha version.

The Chromium Blog writes:

"Release early, release often. We think that's the best way to develop software that delights people."

I like.


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