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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted by Doug Barney on September 04, 2008 at 11:52 AM