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Google Chrome, Are You Ready?

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Google Chrome is ready for you.  Google Chrome is an Internet browser developed by…guess who?? (Google!)

Chrome has been released in a beta version that now allows extensions/add-ins.  Chrome is a very fast web browser that will rev up your Internet surfing experience – and now with extensions that add so much to the experience, I highly recommend you give it a try.

There are several things to like about Chrome.  It is a tabbed browser, and each tab runs as its own “process” – so if an Internet site crashes your browser, you generally just lose the tab that your in a the time – not all the other tabs that are open.  This is a blessing!

Another great feature of Chrome is the ability to surf the web anonymously,  without cookies being downloaded, or your email address getting out there. You open up an “incognito” window to do this.

Chrome’s best feature is its speed!  It seems almost twice as fast as other browsers, but that’s just me.  You can look up the time specs, but trust me – it’s fast!

With the ability to extend the usefulness of Chrome through extensions and add-ins, I’ve now switched to it full-time, although I have to believe that Firefox and Internet Explorer upcoming versions will be hot on the heels of the Chrome features.

You can download the latest beta release of Chrome here…and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been.

Let me know if you’ve been using Chrome, and how you like it!!

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  1. January 25, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Chrome for Mac has also arrived!

    http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=mac

    Not much extension support (yet), but a nice alternative to Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

    I regularly use Chrome, and agree, load speeds as well as server resolutions do seem to be a bit faster. However, I’m wondering if this has anything to do with the vanilla (extension-less) format that it’s now in. I.e. before I started adding all the extensions to firefox, I remember it blowing IE out of the water.

    And speaking of IE, (as a developer) – remember, friends don’t let friends IE. Firefox, Chrome, Safari…take your pick. Any pick. Just not Internet Explorer.

    • January 25, 2010 at 9:53 am

      Dan – Thanks for the info on Mac release!

      Yeah, I currently have about 8 extensions plugged into the Chrome beta release, and see very little appreciable slow down – far less than Firefox when it’s loaded up. I use “Chromed Bird” a Twitter client which will load upward of 400 tweets, and Chrome still hardly coughs…

      I’m with you – friends don’t let friends IE!!!!

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