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Google Chrome : Some Facts and Mentions

07 Sep
Not so long ago(almost a year back); a new browser came into existence-Google Chrome. Thanks to
the internet giant Google. Now as it was google’s product a lot was expected. Lets see how the
journey has been so far. (I am very good at history you know) 😉
Chrome is based on a technology or I should say a browser project called Chromium(Read more..
http://dev.chromium.org/) Infact it is the codebase for Chrome. I am not sure if the native versions
for Mac OS X and linux are out or not. Check out the FAQs about chromium here
Chrome is and open source software. On the surface, it is a browser window that is streamlined and
simple!(Unlike IE and Firefox that takes up half of our browser space :-/). 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. 🙂
Inside,chrome is a foundation level browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better.
By keeping each tab in an isolated “sandbox”, it is able to prevent one tab from crashing another and
provide improved protection from rogue sites. Speed and responsiveness is one thing for which you
can rely on Chrome. 😀 A more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web
applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers is what Google called for and achieved
though they’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox. And chrome is continously
climbing the ladder of improvement as well. An example is the mechanism by which integration of
XMarks into Chrome would be easier.(Get yourself updated on the official news page for Xmarks on
Chrome here http://wiki.foxmarks.com/wiki/XmarksForChrome). And moreover all the Chrome lovers
(Like me :D) would get a treat this year when Google will launch Chrome OS! I am surely excited for
it. 🙂
Now the million dollar question arises! I am sure u can guess it! 😉
Chrome vs. Firefox
Based on different polls and feature drives, it is proved that Firefox wins hands down! But I dont
agree! First of all, as I mentioned,the simplicity that Google Chrome has to offer is something that
makes me choose Chrome anyday over Firefox! The next thing comes speed- Contrary to the stats,I
find Chrome much faster and reliable than Firefox. You need to wait for atleast 5-8 seconds for firefox
to start or load a page whereas in Chrome it is less than 4 seconds! Dunno what makes people go ga-
ga over firefox. Just because of the add-ons that it provides or maybe the security.I personally feel
that Google Chrome is safe enough to protect you from malwares. Still it has a long way to go. For
more inshights into this debate check this page out.
News Alert: According to the financial times report, Google had tied up with Sony Vaio to ship Chrome
as the default browser in Vaio laptops. And I am sure it will beat Microsoft one day. This is just the
beginning. 🙂
Do Share this if you like this post. 🙂

Not so long ago(almost a year back); a new browser came into existence-Google Chrome. Thanks to the internet giant Google. Now as it was google’s product a lot was expected. Lets see how the journey has been so far. (I am very good at history you know) 😉

Chrome is based on a technology or I should say a browser project called Chromium (Read more.. http://dev.chromium.org/) Infact it is the codebase for Chrome. I am not sure if the native versions for Mac OS X and linux are out or not. Check out the FAQs about chromium here http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/ 🙂 🙂

Chrome is and open source software. On the surface, it is a browser window that is streamlined and simple!(Unlike IE and Firefox that takes up half of our browser space :-/). 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. But for me and many of us it does! 🙂 Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. 🙂

Inside,chrome is a foundation level browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better. By keeping each tab in an isolated “sandbox“, it is able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. Speed and responsiveness is one thing for which you can rely on Chrome. 😀 A more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers is what Google called for and achieved though they’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox. And chrome is continously climbing the ladder of improvement as well. An example is the mechanism by which integration of XMarks into Chrome would be easier. (Get yourself updated on the official news page for Xmarks on Chrome here http://wiki.foxmarks.com/wiki/XmarksForChrome). And moreover all the Chrome lovers (Like me :D) would get a treat this year when Google will launch Chrome OS! I am surely excited for it. 🙂

Now the million dollar question arises! I am sure u can guess it! 😉

Chrome vs. Firefox

Based on different polls and feature drives, it is proved that Firefox wins hands down! But I don’t agree! First of all, as I mentioned,the simplicity that Google Chrome has to offer is something that makes me choose Chrome anyday over Firefox! The next thing comes speed- Contrary to the stats, I find Chrome much faster and reliable than Firefox. You need to wait for at least 5-8 seconds for Firefox to start or load a page whereas in Chrome it is less than 4 seconds! Dunno what makes people go ga-ga over Firefox. Just because of the add-ons that it provides or maybe the security. I personally feel that Google Chrome is safe enough to protect you from malwares. Still it has a long way to go. For more inshights into this debate check this page out.  http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/tested-google-chrome-vs-ie8-vs-firefox-3-1-462848

News Alert: According to the financial times report, Google had tied up with Sony Vaio to ship Chrome as the default browser in Vaio laptops. And I am sure it will beat Microsoft one day. This is just the beginning. 🙂

Do Share this if you like this post. 🙂

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5 Comments

Posted by on September 7, 2009 in Chrome, Firefox, Google, Open Source, Tech

 

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5 responses to “Google Chrome : Some Facts and Mentions

  1. bharath

    September 7, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Nice Post Aditi. Google should look at providing Chrome one of the option. But not as default browser. If so, they r going to repeat the mistake of MS. And once again the war of browsers would start a fresh.

     
  2. Aditi

    September 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    But I don’t see any harm in it. After all its competition.

     
  3. bharath

    September 7, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    MS was sued by EU corporation for the same 🙂 Better browsers should not be bundled with any OS. That gives freedom and leverage for the user to choose according to his preference 🙂

    Soon Chrome will also have add-on’s have a u tried the developer version of Chromium

     
  4. Aditi

    September 7, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Okay..Didn’t know that.Thanks for the information. 🙂

     
  5. Manish

    October 1, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Firefox is the poster boy of the Browser War against Internet Explorer. It is usually the first browser which people try if they want to get rid of IE. This mostly includes non-techies.

    When Firefox 3.5 was not out, Chrome looked like a winner. Firefox 3.5 has very less memory footprint as now again it has becomes my favorite.
    Secondly, the Linux port is not so good (still under development) which is holding me back from making my default browser
    Thirdly, Chrome still does not have that much amount of awesome support for addons.
    I need Adblock Plus, Firebug, Live HTTP Headers, ScribeFire, TwitterFox and Weave. Provide me these on Chrome and I will switch.

     

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