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Sep
03
2008
14:51

Google Browser

Google launched yesterday “Google Chrome”, their revolutionary (no bullshit) Web browser.  I played with it a little.  It's amazing how well they did it!

It's incredibly fast, it has a nice and clean user interface, it knows most keybindings (which I couldn't live without) from Firefox.  It has a wonderful start page which shows thumbnails to the 9 most visited sites in your history.  But if you want to view pages that you don't want to show up there, you can turn on the “incognito” mode.  It runs one separate process per tab (I'll never understand why other browser makers didn't think about this) which means that even if a tab crashes, the others will stay up.  It also means that you can run some computationally intensive stuff in a tab without affecting the whole browser.  And did I say it's fast?

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