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Google Announces Google Chrome Web Browser
September 2, 2008

Origin Of News Release: Mountain View, CA
Original Release Date: September 2, 2008
Announcement: Google announces Google Chrome web browser
Availability: September 2, 2008

Google Chrome: The Modern Way To Browse

Google has released Google Chrome, a web browser intended to raise the bar on web browsing. Google says Chrome was created to "add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web".

Why is DigitalDingus personally making this news release? Well, I believe in Google. Simply put, they are more focused on the consumer and how the consumer can get the most out of an application. It's that simple, and I'm surprised other larger software companies who have hundreds (in some cases thousands) of software engineers at their disposal, can't figure this out.

Google Chrome: Get Yourself Out Of Single-Thread Hell

Some of the key features Google Chrome will most certainly attract Internet Explorer users with is, truly independent tabbed browsing. Google says tab-to-tab crashes have been taken care of (or at least highly reduced). This is one of the most frustrating issues with Internet Explorer. You navigate to one site, and due to its own problems interacting with your operating system, it then crashes, and soon after, your entire window of tabs crash. Tabbed browsing is great and convenient, but if one bad tabbed website crashes, the entire convenience is soon forgotten. From Google's announcement, it appears they have managed to keep crashing tabs separate from other tabs, keeping your browser alive.

Google does a great job in their comic book presentation of Google Chrome. They discuss the issues with browsers, and why one tab will create a dominoe effect of completely crashing not only your browser, but even your operating system. Browsers are inherently single-threaded. What this means is if you're browsing to a website, and the code on the website is flawed or just fails for whatever reason, you're screwed. You can't click back with your mouse, you can't click CTRL + DEL to delete that single page (sometimes this works but rarely), and if you've managed to look at your Task Manager resources, your memory consumption will continue to rise, thereby creating a bottleneck of memory and computer resources for any other applications running, including your operating system. This is the problem with single-threaded applications. Google nails the issue dead-on.

Google Chrome Has Built-In Engines, For The Future

What's really interesting is Google mentions a JavaScript engine, known as "V8", which technically can't take advantage of applications that aren't even possible in today's web browsers. However, it is embedded in GC ("Google Chrome"), just waiting to be exploited for some truly amazing browsing.

Google Chrome Derived From Open Source Projects

WebKit and Firefox (as well as others) components have been integrated into Google Chrome, so I expect a really nice browser to come out of this creation from a variety of open source code.

More Information On Google Chrome

For a presentation on Google Chrome and how it functions, go to Google's Comic Book Presentation Of Google Chrome.

Currently, you can download Google Chrome Beta.

Please visit: http://www.google.com/chrome/

Please note, if you use a MAC or use a Linux OS, it will be available in the near future. Currently, only Windows users can download Google Chrome. However, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.


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