Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Browser (Chrome) -- I'm Lovin' It!

And finally, it's here! Google's own browser; Chrome. I was actually surpirsed to see a buzz all over the internet yesterday about Google's anticipated release of their new browser today. I couldn't wait to put my hands on it, and I did; I'm actually using it right now to write this post.

Simply put, it's at least as good as Firefox 3, which for me is saying something! I've been using firefox for quite sometime now, and I really liked Firefox 3, and to think that Chrome felt pretty much like home from the very first minute really counts for a lot. Of course, this is literally my first hour of using it; but I already love it! The interface is simple and light-weight, the speed with which it loads up is stunning, and there are some very nice integrated features that replace many of the plugins I use for Firefox.

There are also some very nice technical details about it, but these will reveal their true potential as time goes by; such as their multi-process architecture, which I think will greately improve the stability and usability of everyday use. There's a nice comic book that says it all; and the features page has a lot of other details about how it works and the concept behind it.

Of course, I'll be using it as much as I can from now on and we'll see how it'll hold up on daily basis. I already know the answer, though; after all, it's Made In Google ;-).