Google Chrome

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:

about:memory
about:stats
about:network
about:internets
about:histograms
about:dns
about:cache
about:plugins
about:version
about:objects
about:chrome-nativeui
view-cache:{URL}
view-source:{URL}

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!