Google’s Chrome boasts of:
· will use special tabs
· an address bar with auto-completion features
· as a default homepage Chrome presents you with a kind of “speed dial” feature, similar to the one of Opera
· privacy mode; Google says you can create an “incognito” window “and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer
· Web apps can be launched in their own browser window without address bar and toolbar
· To fight malware and phishing attempts, Chrome is constantly downloading lists of harmful sites” (Lenssen, 2008)
While the beta version will be using Windows in as many as 100 countries, it will eventually be available for Mac and Linux (BBC, 2008).
What do you think? Are more choices better? Does Google now have control over too much? Why or why not? I look forward to seeing your responses.
This will be the site address, although as of right now it is not up.
(2008), from Calgary Commerce Services Web site: http://www.calgary-ecommerce-services.com/glossary.html
(2008). Google launches internet browser . Retrieved September 2, 2008, from BBC News Web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7593106.stm
Lenssen, Philipp (2008). Google Blogscoped. Retrieved September 2, 2008, Web site: http://blogoscoped.com/google-blog.html
Swisher, K (2008). The Entire Google Chrome Browser Blog AnnouncementPosted at 2:15 PM PT on September 1, 2008 . Retrieved September 2, 2008, from Boomtown Web site: http://kara.allthingsd.com/20080901/the-entire-google-chrome-blog-announcement/