Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google's New Browser

Welcome back from your holiday!

Google is about to announce Chrome, its new open source browser. The big story here (apart from Google's empire-building) is independent tabs -- if one gets hung-up on a Javascript load, none of the other tabs are effected.

You'll be reading about this all over the Internet, but as a public service, here is the link to Google's own comic book explaining the browser's functionality. Sept. 2 will be the de facto date that everyone learns about this new competitor in the browser space (full disclosure: I use Firefox, an open-source browser in which Google is a partner).


Ernie Schell said...

Says John Brandon of ComputerWorld:
"Chrome is a first glimpse at Google 2.0, an effort to make cloud computing ubiquitous and the desktop a thing of the past. For anyone who has wondered whether Google will release an operating system, the short answer is: yes, they just did."

Ernie Schell said...

See Peter Svensson's review from the Associated Press:

Ernie Schell said...

For security issues with Chrome, see

Ernie Schell said...

Note in Chrome's Terms of Service:
17. Advertisements

17.1 Some of the Services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services or other information.

17.2 The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Google on the Services are subject to change without specific notice to you.

17.3 In consideration for Google granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Google may place such advertising on the Services.

Ernie Schell said...

If you like Chrome but want a fast browser that is already proven, go to http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/.

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