Latest Beta Browser By Google – Chrome


Anyone tried it yet? I am going to when I get back this evening!

*Update* 5 Sep 08  

 

 

  • It’s really Fast!
  • Love that you can type in the address bar to search google or open addresses of websites it finds on the fly.
  • It’s clean, uncluttered and easy to use
  • Note however you will currently have problems logging in to secure banking sites as the plugins or java applets does not seem to be working at this time. *sighs*

A fresh take on the browser

At Google, we spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And like all of you, in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends – all using a browser. People are spending an increasing amount of time online, and they’re doing things never imagined when the web first appeared about 15 years ago.

Since we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if you started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the 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.

So today we’re releasing the beta version of a new open source browser: Google Chrome.

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff – the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

Under the hood, 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.

This is just the beginning – Google Chrome is far from done. We’ve released this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and we’ll continue to make it even faster and more robust.

We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we’re committed to continuing on their path. 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. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better.

But enough from us. The best test of Google Chrome is to try it yourself

Jlink

4 Responses

  1. was gonna test it out but i figured it wouldn’t support a lot of important functions coz it’s still a Beta… soooooo.. i chose to just wait until they fix all the little bugs first.

  2. You’re probably right but still I wanted to experience it….and it is indeed very promising! 😉

  3. i’m falling in love with google over and over again! hahahah 😀 Thanks for the info! I’m so not updated when it comes to things like this. I dumped firefox for safari, and now i’m duping safari for chrome 😀

    <3333 google

  4. You’re most welcome sweets, but hey it’s not complete yet….very promising but still beta so I’d still keep firefox etc. 😉 Oh and make sure you update it by going to the spanner icon and click about…there you will see if it is the latest. As of today it should read 0.2.149.29 Build 1798

    cheers!

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