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If you're at all interested in browser wars and/or better web browsing, make sure you check out Google Chrome. It's their new open-source browser. Unfortunately it's not actually available for download yet but it's coming and you can see a unique preview here. It's presented as a comic book - an approach that works remarkably well.

I honestly wasn't sure how Google was going to offer anything better than Firefox but if first impressions are anything to go by, I think Google really has something here. While being light on actual features you can use, it does have some exciting new approaches to handling web pages. I can't wait.

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  1. Dave's Avatar
    Less than 24 hours after posting this entry, Google Chrome beta has been released at www.google.com/chrome. It's my new favorite browser

    As far as features go it's light. The interface is typical Google function-over-style which I like but others won't. Perhaps the most glaring omission is the lack of support for the Google Toolbar - in fact if you try to install the toolbar, Google thinks you're using Firefox and asks if you want to upgrade to the latest version! Okay, it's still in beta, but this looks very sloppy.

    On the plus side, what really makes it for me is the Task Manager - this allows you to keep track of exactly how much memory and data transfer each tab is using. This is a great leap forward for those who want better monitoring and control of web pages. Apparently pages that would otherwise crash the browser will now only affect one tab - close the tab and carry on. I'm almost looking forward to this happening to see how well it works.

    I think Google Chrome blows the whole browser situation wide open. It will be interesting to see what happens from here.
  2. nagar's Avatar
    Yup, I read about Chrome. Still have not got the time to check it out as I was looking at Flock (social network browser, very useful for that, but in general I don't like the entire feel yet) .

    I'll likely test Chrome out after I update my OS.
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