There has been some buzz about the new browser released by Google, Chrome. We’ve seen a lot in the browser community in regards to updates and actions to make the experience bigger, better and faster from the 2 majors companies, Microsoft and Mozilla. This is even true with the introduction of Apple’s Safari to the PC. I hope that this insurgency of the ‘newer’ and better browsers does not stop considering there are quite a few changes that still need to be made to improve the overall performance usability of the internet. So, Chrome seems to be a step in that direction.
Being previously unaware that they were even working on the browser in the first place, this came as a shock to me and at initial glance at this software, I was attested to it. I found that it literally made me feel like a child playing with internet Play-Doh. As I dug deeper into it, general browsing of sites and hitting links from friends over chat, I found myself doing a lot less work to view what I wanted to view. I also found tab dragging very friendly, fast which made me want to see what was happening to my system while I did this. Come to find out, I noticed quite a few chrome.exe processes running which made me laugh and almost uninstall the software. I say this, based on that as browsers stand now, you make a new window, you get a new process and tabs are loaded within that. But in looking further in how you can pretty close to almost dynamically create new windows from them, rearrange things like a Lego fortress. Furthermore, Shift-Esc allows to show what each of these is doing memory and CPU wise. From a geek perspective, I am happy to see this.
So, this brings me to the usage of about. You’ve got everything from funny to useful for the about section of the browser. I am not here to really describe these, so enjoy them for yourself:
All in all, I’m glad they’ve released this. I hope it helps in pushing the internet browsing idea to another level. I guess time will tell, but so far, so good!