Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome technology

There is a new web browser in town.

Yesterday Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows became widely available for download and is touted as "a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier."

I vaguely remember hearing about Chrome yesterday morning as part of ABC news Tech Bytes blurb at 6:15 am on News Channel 5's morning show. Not a morning person (by any stretch of the imagination), I forgot about the roll-out until reading my blog feeds before lunch.

One article mentioned that Google's Chrome may be the beginning of Web 3.0. Though it will be quite some time until this browser makes it to campus computers, it will be interesting to learn how it works and observe what kind of impact it will have on existing browser giants IE and Mozilla.

On an aside, I have to admit, upon learning of the browser name all I could think of was the song Chrome by Trace Adkins. Probably not the product placement parallel Google anticipated...

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