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Google Plans a Web-browser, To be called Google Chrome

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  1. btarunr

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    Google plans to launch its very own web-browser software in competition to Microsoft Internet Explorer called Google Chrome. The new browser according to entries at the official Google blog suggest the driving force behind the browser is to provide value-added features to its users, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web. It is claimed that the browser is tailored to give the most out of common tasks on the internet as a web-browser has become a very significant component of the connected PC.

    The browser designed to be streamlined and simple for you to accomplish tasks quickly and easily by offering enhanced address-bar features and other elements that are very different from those on other browsers. The product will be open-source. Says the blog post "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."

    Google released a comic book explaining its design approach towards the web-browser, it can be read here. Under the hood, Google claims the browser to have what it takes to run complex web-applications any by keeping each browser tab in its "sandbox", the probability of a web-application crash on one tab affecting other tabs is eradicated. A beta version of this browser software would be released in over 100 countries tomorrow, September the 2nd.

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    Sources: The Wall Street Journal, Official Google Blog
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    Hmm. interesting. can't wait for a beta. i'm guessing though this won't peak my interest and i'll end up using firefox again. =/

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    and with animations like this, we must listen to google. :laugh:
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  3. PVTCaboose1337

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    I might take a look at it. I wonder what it is based on... Gecko?
  4. btarunr

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    Since Google is talking Greek/Latin about sandboxes (much in the same way Microsoft talked about protected memory a decade+ ago), I'd assume they came up with their own rendering engine.
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    Ok, I am excited / confused about how this is going to go. Hopefully I will be amazed.
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    Maybe this is the next step towards, the Google OS. Wonder when it will be released. its the 2nd sept here now! :p
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    The Google OS is a whole different animal. The OS is going to take alot longer.
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    I know it will take longer, but just saying Google is now getting into the software scene. other than value-add and Cad software.
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    I am happy to see Google getting into the software scene. Just an FYI, probably a good time to buy Google stock! (But ironically, the stock dropped when this was announced!)
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    Firefox is only cool because of google inspired features. F Firefox if goog is going to make their own browser!
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    This is really only going to hurt firefox but it could be the start of a google cloud OS.
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    Hmmm any referance to the game perhaps...?

    anyway it sounds like it was in Transformers - an autobot under the alias - Googlus Prime
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    Good news, now perhaps they calm down a bit adding tons of crap to firefox and stop taking it over.
    And it's all cute and nice to make a cartoon but having a browser made by people that make money via massive control of advertising and profile building doesn't equate to security in my book, I don't want to have a google browser thanks, the same way that I do not want a gator toolbar.
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    spacejunky says thanks.
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    The web browser market is becoming too bloated. Google will pick up a lot of users I'm sure, not as much as Firefox. Hope they will support Mac users as well.
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    To repeat what I said on another forum about this news: it doesn’t sound too impressive. Sounds mostly like cosmetic UI usability tweaks which would be fine if this was 1998. Google is about a decade late to the browser market. Honestly though, another browser is not necessary. Between IE, Opera, Firefox, K-Meleon, and half a dozen of other clones and lookalikes, another browser will not make that much of an impact. Google is just too late to it all.

    Also, any worthwhile non-Google centric features will be replicated within Firefox within days, with IE and others following soon after.

    Like I said, this isn’t 1998.
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    If this is just as fast as Firefox and dosent take 5 million years to first load up ill be happy with it.
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    I'd say you need to get new hard drives and defrag :p

    Maybe they should've just formed a complete partnership with FF to help drive out IE. You have to gang up on juggernauts to beat them (no matter how pathetic they really are haha).
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    From what I have seen at Google, this should be some pretty good stuff. Webkit you say? That is an answer to a question I had earlier.
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    Defragged SATAII HD after fresh install and FF still takes forever to first load up. If i close it and go back to it its fine.
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    reading the comic, it seems like the browser has some good ideas behind it. At the very least, it wont be like firefox where one crashing tab takes the whole browser down and it also wont have FF's memory leak problems.


    PP maguire: my first load up can be slow on my media PC (1GB ram on vista w/ aero :p), but its fast and snappy on my other ones. You got any plugins that could cause it?
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    Yeah but firefox has an option to restore your session. IE on the other hand just crashes the entire iexplore.exe, and if your lucky enough even goes down and crashes explorer :D
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    The google-browser comic is too long. 10 pages in, and yawn. Close.
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    I saw that cool thing about the crashing tabs! Absolutely amazing if you ask me. I will try it! (Torture test anyone?)
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    What Google inspired features? because it defaults to Google search???

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