Google Chrome is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed, released by Google as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on 2 September 2008 is developed by using the WebKit layout engine and application framework. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or “chrome”, of web browsers. Google Chrome web browser is a part of open source project. Now Chrome was the fourth most widely used browser, with 3.9% of worldwide usage share of web browsers. Beta versions of Chrome for Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome extensions were released on 8 December 2009.

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Among the best features for this web browser are speed, security, stability, themes, omnibox, inconigto and new tab. Google Chrome is fast to launch at start up from users desktop and also fast to load web pages that users visit. It also run web application faster than ever, application like Java and HTML based is run faster. If you have several tab running together at one browser, 1 tab crash mean another tabs will survive. So you don’t have to worry about opening too many tabs in one browser. This browser can provide users with better security because it shelter users from malicious websites. If you have how your browser look like or bored to look at the same browser, you can change the themes of your Google Chrome. That mean you can have a browser with a color and look that you prefer, in future there will be tons of themes to choose from. Omnibox will allow us to type in a web address or search the web, all in one box.

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Why Google created this web browser? (Source by Google)

At Google, we spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And like all of you, in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends – all using a browser. People are spending an increasing amount of time online, and they’re doing things never imagined when the web first appeared about 15 years ago.

Since we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if you started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build.
On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff – the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better . By keeping each tab in an isolated “sandbox”, we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine, to power the next generation of web applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers.

This is just the beginning – Google Chrome is far from done. We’ve released this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and we’ll continue to make it even faster and more robust.

We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we’re committed to continuing on their path. We’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others – and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better.

But enough from us. The best test of Google Chrome is to try it yourself.

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