Chrome Might Get You Home
, I gave a sneak preview of Google's browser called Chrome. Soon
after I wrote the item, the download became ready. Matt Morollo, our VP of publishing
here at Redmond
magazine, wrote to me raving about Chrome and how fast
it was. I also heard from a Redmond Report reader or two who were similarly
I downloaded Chrome on a spare computer -- the one my daughter Lauren gave
me when she made her now famous and controversial switch
to the Mac -- and gave it a whirl.
Like the Google home page itself, the interface is sparse. It did a fine job
of importing my Firefox bookmarks (which are synced on my machines through Foxmarks),
so I was ready to browse. It did seem pretty snappy, and the tabs were easy
to figure out (it uses the same Ctrl-T shortcut as Firefox).
But I didn't see a lot of features -- they seemed as sparse as the interface.
I'm sure they're there, or will be, or maybe I just need to spend more than
five minutes looking for them. The good news for Microsoft fans (and shareholders):
It only runs on Windows!
Have you tried Chrome? What do you like or dislike and what does it mean for
the future of IE? Your expert analysis is welcome at [email protected].
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Posted by Doug Barney on September 04, 2008