Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome is HERE!


What the heck is Google Chrome? Chrome is Google's new browser de
signed make your internet experience faster and easier.  Google leaked or "accidently" distributed a comic outlining the new product.   You can view that here. The comic outlines the reason why Google Chrome was created.


Why is this a big deal?

This is Google's latest attempt at tapping into the open source software
markets where they will acually give code aw
ay and not just take it. Google will battle microsoft on yet another front.
Competition is good for us, the consumer! Currently 
there are really only two popular brow
sers out there. Interent Explorer holds 74% of the market with Mozilla coming in second with 18%.



Should you download Google Chrome??

Downloading Chrome certainly can
not hurt as it doesn't update or replace any of your current browsers. Chrome stands alone. So if you are into trying new things then give it a try!

Google Chrome was released today around 3:00 pm at the link below.


Internet Explorer has also posted a new beta with exciting new features for it. This is one worth a look also.  Download it here

Chrome was a small download and easy to install:

Choose Download

Accept the Usage Agreement

You are done!  Happy Surfing!


SCREENSHOTS:

When you open a tab Chrome automatically lists web clip images of your favourite sites to visit!
















There is only one Box to type into.  The box is called the "omnibar"  You can type in a search or website in the same box.  As you type many suggestions will pop up for you to choose.

Main Features:

One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Shortcuts for your apps
Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favorite web applications.

I will post a review of the new GOOGLE CHROME and I.E. 8 in the future so check back soon.  Feel free to post any of your comments on this blog about the new browsers.

2 comments:

Micheline said...

Hey Doug! Can I ask a ? if you don't mind? I have been reading up on the Google Chrome. It looks great but what I'd like to know before downloading is...do I HAVE to have ALL of my favourites on the desktop screen or can I pick and choose? Is there a source of favourites elsewhere to store?
Thanks for your time.
Micheline (WECDSB)

Douglas Sadler said...

Hi Micheline,

It took me awhile but I have been playing with Chrome and I must say I really like it. You have control over what favourites or bookmarks you like. Chrome handles bookmarks in a very simple way. Bookmarks can be stored on the BOOKMARK bar (located just below the chrome controls. They can be stored on there own as buttons or in folders.

One neat thing about Chrome is if you choose to browse a site on a new cell phone but forget to bookmark it, that site will still appear when you do a new search on cell phones! Part of the results will always be sites you previously browsed!

I will be expanding on my Chrome review in this blog so check back soon.

Doug

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