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Google launches its own browser

imageGoogle as it wants to take over the world it already controls, has launched Chrome, a browser under open source that seems to make news.

  Exactly 10 days ago Google stopped paying for the download of Firefox, for which it paid up to a dollar to download and install it.

There is no clarity behind what goes Google, when installing Chrome you can decide to import the bookmarks and configurations of Firefox.

And for those who want to know why, here is the story version.

Proque now much more is done on the web that makes 15 years

Google uses web browsers as a means of working to search, chat, send and receive e-mail and share information and resources. In addition, as Internet users, we also use them to buy online, conduct banking, read the newspaper and contact our friends. Every time we spend more time on the Internet doing things that we never imagined we could do when the Web was created 15 years ago.

For this reason, we started thinking about the type of browser that we could create if we started from scratch and took advantage of the new features that exist on the Internet today. We came to the conclusion that the Internet has gone from hosting web pages that only contained text to interactive and multimedia applications today and, therefore, we rethink the concept of browser. What we needed was more than just a browser and that is why we have created a modern platform for viewing and interacting on websites and applications.

Because we like to do everything "beta"

image Today we launched the beta of a new open source browser: Google Chrome.

Overall, Google Chrome has a simple and functional interface. For most users the browser is not the most important thing in their experience in the Net: it is only a tool where to visualize and to execute the sites, web pages and the applications that conform it. Just like the homepage of our search engine, Google Chrome is fast and easy to use. Its goal is for users to get the information they seek and access websites as quickly as possible.

Because we like to use quality guinea pigs of yours

From the technical point of view we have laid the foundations of a browser that is able to run more effectively the complex web applications of today. Google Chrome tabs are independent, so if an error occurs in one of them, the rest are unaffected. The speed and response time have also been completely improved. In addition, we have created V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine that opens the door to a generation of web applications that will benefit from this new browser concept.

And this is only the beginning, Google Chrome is susceptible to improvements and updates. We have launched the beta version for Windows in order to introduce this new concept to the user community and check its acceptance. We are also working on the Mac and Linux versions and will continue working to make Google Chrome faster and more stable.

Because we are going to bet on Back to Microsoft open source

We owe a large part of this project to other free software initiatives and we are determined to continue working in this direction. We have used elements from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla Firefox browsers, among others, and with this goal we are making it possible for our code to be open as well. We hope to collaborate with the whole community so that the Network advances.

The Internet improves thanks to new alternatives and innovations. Google Chrome is one more option and we hope it helps to create a better Web.

Here's our presentation, but the best thing is that you try Google Chrome and decide for yourself.


It does not look bad, it could be one of the best Beta of Google then, it has a good page of frequent consultations, open source, assure that soon will be released versions for linux and Mac ... what is sure is that they will stop supporting the Mozilla foundation that will see sticks after it seems that its relation with the references of AdWords was more intimate than economic.


imageHe fucked all the useless buttons, leaving only the tabs. As a drop-down tool on the right is what is rarely used: print, save, options etc.

Opening a new tab shows Shortcuts in the form of images of the most frequented sites

Good search engine

image It is curious that another can be used search engine As default, including Yahoo, msn, Altavista, Wikipedia, Ebay, among others. Whatever it is, search.

Oriented to the tabs

imageIt is noteworthy that the tabs are applications independent, which means that if one hangs up, it is not necessary to close the browser, a frequent Firefox problem ... how did they do it? JavaScript V8 ... no, it's not Microstation.


It is noteworthy that it does not require installation of plugins, because its technology Plug & Ship Presumes that he already brings them.

But why I do like it, because it flies. Has a speed processing much better, it is understood that they have changed the way the obsolete html download protocol works in these times. It shows in the download of videos, flash pages or ajax.


Here you can download it

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. As I said in another of your Firefox annotations has nothing to do with Google and this shows.

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