Google launch their own web browser

Google recently launched their own web browser called Chrome for the Windows platform. No Mac version yet 🙁

The browser is fast, has minimal clutter around the page being viewed and they claim it is developed with modern website browsing in mind rather than evolving gradually from old technology. The new browser achieved a market share of 1% in ONE DAY, so hopefully it will eat into Internet Explorer’s share of the web browser figures.

We tested it out here at FCS HQ and it certainly was fast. Being nosy web designers though, we were lost without all the extensions that we have added to Firefox for poking around other people’s websites. We await the Mac version to see whether the font rendering can surpass Safari, which is beautiful.

They also provide a nice comic that explains how Chrome came about: Google Chrome comic

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