Chrome, the browser that changed the Web
The Google's Chrome browser, according to its creators, is not intended to take market share, but to change the offer so people can have tools to use the current Web 2.0 made of online applications rather than simple text documents.
Why is Chrome different? Chrome is even more than a browser, it is a strategy. Take an example. New computers equipped with Asus motherboard have the Express Gate feature, it is a smaller version of Linux that starts at the computer boot and displays instantanously a browser. One can thus read its mails immediately, without waiting for the loading of Windows or Linux. For many users, the browser is all they expect from a computer. It is easy to conceive that future lighweight netbooks will include only a browser as Chrome to run the most common Web applications with just the ability to store files.
What improvements came with Chrome
Most of the advantages of Chrome has been taken by competitors.
Versions of the browser
New features in each version since the first. Evolution of speed.
Chrome and privacy
A new settings panel allow to choose exactly the level of privacy.
The command about: plugin provides a list of add-ons in Chrome.
Google Chrome OS
Google develops an operating system too, it is designed for speed, simplicity and security.
Evolution of browser's market shares
The rise of Chrome is continuous.
General questions, a practical faq is provided by Google.
More infos and resources
- Chrome Web Lab
Demonstration of the new features of the browser.
- Chrome Web Store
Google shop for free and commercial applications running on the Chrome browser.
- Youtube video demonstration
You will be surprised to see that the video changes the Youtube page itself. Enter "YouTube.com/GoogleChromeThemes" in the Chrome URL field.
- Packaged Apps.
Use the browser like platform for local application or synced offline web applications.
The chrome rendered is also used by Safari and Opera (and Qt). Since April 3, 2013 it is replaced by Blink, an engine derived with a different architecture.
Graphical library of the browser and Android.
- Google Chrome Frame
Is a plugin for let older versions of Internet Explorer support HTML 5 by adding the Chrome renderer.