The webcast has begun.
11:08 PST They are taking about evolution of the web. (The video stream doesn’t seem to be working.)
11:13 PST They are taking about what made google successful and how to apply that to Chrome:
They want the “browser to stay out of the way”
Under the hood:
“more choices for users but avoids headaches for developers”
Webkit (chosen for speed)
“fundamental underlying advantages of Chrome”
11:20 PST PC only at first 43 languages in 122 countries:
11:21 PST Open Soure Project Chromium under BSD License
“window manager for webpages and apps.”
Unfortunately the video stream is not working for me so I cannot see the demo…
11:30 PST The search box and the address bar are combined into one.
11:33 PST Incognito Mode: keeps porn off your site.
11:35 PST The downloads interface is simplified.
11:36 PST They have removed much of the user interface when you’re using web based applications. “they (webapps) want to break free of the window”
11:36 PST Create application shortcuts. Creates an app on your desktop and removes the much of the UI.
11:40 PST Multi Process Browser Architecture… When one of the websites/tabs you’re on crashes it doesn’t crash the whole browser… Also allows much better performance.
Security: rendering webpages doesn’t require very many permissions. The rendering engine has virtually no permissions… IE the sandbox
11:42 PST It has a ‘task manager’ to see what processes are using which resources not unlike your OS does.
11:44 PST Now showing what happens on a stuck tab/process… Guy kills it using a task manager.
11:46 PST Raw performance. Webkit rendering engine demo of speed.
Loading pages in IE (slow)
Loading pages in Chrome is way faster
“we like fast performance”
“we want to do more”
*we lost our connection here.
Check Techcrunch et al for some analysis.