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There has been a considerable traffic spike here, since Google announced their new web browser, Google Chrome.

Not because I’ve spoken about it until now, but because it sparked interest in my thoughts on Gecko vs WebKit.

Google Chrome is considerably ‘buzz’-y at the moment, so I thought I would fire up an internet-connected Windows machine and give it a try.

My website in Google Chrome

While from a technical point of view much of the browser seems very interesting – and a very good idea (separating each tab into its own individual process, the new V8 JavaScript engine), at the moment I can’t see it offers much unique user-visible functionality.

Regardless of whether something is technically awesome or not, you won’t get the masses to use it unless they can see a killer feature – something that is visible to them and benefits them.

There are some unique elements to Chrome’s interface – specifically the single address/search bar (Omnibar), but I can’t help feeling underwhelmed at the lack of ‘killer-ness’ about the browser at the current time.

It is early days, though – and Chrome does show some promise.

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2 Comments

  1. Zvi David wrote:

    In the new browser Chrome some of the the push button are not functioning

    What should I do

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 11:00 | Permalink | Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows XP
  2. Thai SEO wrote:

    IE is going to offer users a chance to set IE to “private”, which will block Google’s Adwords advertising then Google Chrome born. Google Chrome is clean and fast. But I love Firefox.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 20:25 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Windows Windows XP

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