Sorry if it sounds like I’m drinking the Google Kool-Aid here, but I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome as my default browser for the very reason Google’s executives said we should: speed. (Get Google Chrome from Download.com.)
Years ago, Firefox won me over chiefly with plug-ins, tabbed browsing, and some security advantages. But using Chrome removed a bit of friction from the Web I hadn’t realized was there. It felt like discovering I’d been driving with the parking brake on just a bit.
“Chrome is a Web browser that was launched by Google earlier today. I’ve spent all afternoon testing it out and learning about all of the features, only to stumble upon something new just when I think I’ve got it all down. I tried to keep this screencast short, but there is a lot to show off. Unfortunately, Chrome is only available for Windows users but they say Mac and LInux versions are on the way. If you want to see Chrome in action before you download it (or if you’re not running Windows) then watch the screencast below:
“Google launched its first foray into the browser wars today with the official release of Chrome, a new open source web browser that aims to push forward Internet innovation and elevate user expectations. Although Chrome is still a bit light on features, it is surprisingly polished and has an assortment of highly promising capabilities that could influence the future of browser design.”