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Google Chrome

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February 17, 2011    
 
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Google Chrome is a Web Browser Software for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and is created by Google Inc.

Google Chrome the Internet Giants Own Web Browser

The makers of the big hit search engine have decided to go further by developing a Web Browser Software that is simple, fast and secure.  Named after the graphical user interface of browsers, called chrome, the Google Chrome was introduced to the public as a beta version for Windows on September of 2008.  Less than three years later, the web browser became the third most widely used web browsers in the world.  At third, Google Chrome commands a mere 12% usage. Still, this is already a good percentage considering that a few years back, Internet Explorer was dominating with nearly a hundred percent usage.  Maybe with a few more versions and a more efficient way of using its Webkit layout engine, the Google Chrome will later on raise its usage numbers.

Google Chrome Summary

As have been intended by its developers, the Google Chrome web browser is simple and fast. In fact, said web browser has been tested against competitors in terms of speed. It has been found that Google Chrome outperformed big names, such as Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox. The speed and precision of its execution are made possible by the V8 JavaScript engine.  As for security, the web browser has been designed to collect and blacklist sites that contain any type of malware and phishing activity.  However, Google Chrome has also been discovered to be vulnerable to some types of corruption as well.  The Google Chrome also comes with most of the user interface features that users are familiar with in other web browsers. However, there are some changes that make the interface slightly different. For example, the user can minimize the browser window to a point that the title bar is directly over the tabs.  The home icon is also not part of the default. The user has to make it part of his preferences.

Google Chrome Features

Again, as have been mentioned earlier, one of the best features of Google Chrome is its speed. In terms of its speediness, the web browser can certainly compete with the rest.  It is also simple and secure, as intended. However, there may still be some improvements needed in terms of security.  Anyway, this is typically the case with most browsers. Google Chrome is also known for implementing features ahead of competitors that have already announced their intention to integrate those features into their own web browsers.  For example, Mozilla had announced in 2008 that it would merge the address bar and the search engine bar for Firefox.  Google somehow just managed to get ahead with its own version of Mozilla’s planned design.

Google Chrome User Interface

With Google Chrome, users will find the tabs taking over. The user interface is clean and uncluttered, with the tabs located above the address bar. Some users are a little uncomfortable with this innovation but many others prefer it. In Google Chrome, the tabs can be dragged around as required. This feature is already present in the Safari Browser. However, Google Chrome has again managed to improve on another browser’s feature.  Most of the other features of the user interface are similar to those of other browsers, except for a few things. The home icon is not part of the default settings; the user must choose to display it.  When not maximized, Google Chrome’s tabs are found directly under the title bar.

Google Chrome Review

The makers of Google know what a good thing is. That is why they are eager to use a feature that will make Google Chrome a much better version.  In the future though, the developers would be doing themselves a favor by announcing any new feature plans so that competing developers cannot accuse them of copying.  Generally fast, secure and simple, the Google Chrome should be able to make any job a lot easier. A few debugging sessions should be able to help developers zero in on security problems. Those sessions should also be followed by intense security improvements.  In terms of speed, on the other hand, Google Chrome undoubtedly excels.  The web browser is known for beating out some of its closest competitors. The uncluttered look should help users focus more.

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I LOVE Google Chrome! I am actually using it right now. It is by far my favorite browser. I like how fast it is, and it's overall design. It is very simple, yet gets the job done! Security is also a huge plus for me. It's much better than Internet Explorer, and more user friendly. The only problem I have ever had with Google Chrome is the "Not responding" message. However, that may be my computer's fault...it is a bit old & slow!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by Andrea White October 31, 2011
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LOVE Google Chrome

I LOVE Google Chrome! I am actually using it right now. It is by far my favorite browser. I like how fast it is, and it's overall design. It is very simple, yet gets the job done! Security is also a huge plus for me. It's much better than Internet Explorer, and more user friendly. The only problem I have ever had with Google Chrome is the "Not responding" message. However, that may be my computer's fault...it is a bit old & slow!

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At the time of me writing this article Google Chrome has a 52% market share on the browser market, it's closest rival is Mozilla Firefox with 27%. Chromes dominance is not due to a fluke, it is probably the best browser on the market today, due in no little part to the fact that it's created by the multi billion dollar corporation.

Leaving numbers and statistics aside, Google Chrome is a very innovative product that realized ahead of the curb that a browser should be more than a browser, since people spend most of their computer time online. Add to that the fact that every tab in Chrome runs on a different thread and you probably have the most stable browser ever created. I think I have never managed to fully crash Google Chrome, meaning I've never lost my saved tabs, which can be quite an annoyance if you're running 50 at the same time.

The only downside of Chrome is that it's run by Google, a corporation that has been shown to interpret the laws regarding personal information very liberally.
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4.8
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Reviewed by nandgate May 09, 2013
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There is no escaping the might of Google.

At the time of me writing this article Google Chrome has a 52% market share on the browser market, it's closest rival is Mozilla Firefox with 27%. Chromes dominance is not due to a fluke, it is probably the best browser on the market today, due in no little part to the fact that it's created by the multi billion dollar corporation.

Leaving numbers and statistics aside, Google Chrome is a very innovative product that realized ahead of the curb that a browser should be more than a browser, since people spend most of their computer time online. Add to that the fact that every tab in Chrome runs on a different thread and you probably have the most stable browser ever created. I think I have never managed to fully crash Google Chrome, meaning I've never lost my saved tabs, which can be quite an annoyance if you're running 50 at the same time.

The only downside of Chrome is that it's run by Google, a corporation that has been shown to interpret the laws regarding personal information very liberally.

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Google Chrome is an excellent, fast browser. It comes optimized for web browsing and works faster than most other current browsers. There are a few things with which it is not compatible, but for the most part, Google Chrome can completely replace other browsers. Most of the standard plugins either have versions for Chrome or are compatible (like Flash, javascript, Shockwave, Silverlight, etc.). There are some games and forms by third-party authors that don’t work on there (they generally just don’t do anything; they don’t lock up the browser or anything). I like Chrome’s tabs and small header, which leave more room for actual web page to show. The bookmarks work just like Firefox’s (or IE’s favorites) and are just as easy to set and arrange.
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4.8
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by di April 21, 2011
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Sleek and fast

Google Chrome is an excellent, fast browser. It comes optimized for web browsing and works faster than most other current browsers. There are a few things with which it is not compatible, but for the most part, Google Chrome can completely replace other browsers. Most of the standard plugins either have versions for Chrome or are compatible (like Flash, javascript, Shockwave, Silverlight, etc.). There are some games and forms by third-party authors that don’t work on there (they generally just don’t do anything; they don’t lock up the browser or anything). I like Chrome’s tabs and small header, which leave more room for actual web page to show. The bookmarks work just like Firefox’s (or IE’s favorites) and are just as easy to set and arrange.

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A few months ago, I had installed Google Chrome for fun. Then one day I was playing a game on facebook and it was getting stuck. I used to browse with firefox then. I tried the game on chrome and it worked perfectly fine. Since then I have switched to Google Chrome.

I do use firefox sometimes when I need help of some add-ons but chrome is my preferred browser now. It loads very fast and I like the simple and crisp interface.

The only thing that bothers me these days is how Google treats the user data and privacy has always been my concern. That has come under a lot of limelight recently. But otherwise, I am fully satisfied with chrome and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
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4.5
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Support 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
5.0
Reviewed by techgirl January 18, 2014
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Fast and lite-weight browser

A few months ago, I had installed Google Chrome for fun. Then one day I was playing a game on facebook and it was getting stuck. I used to browse with firefox then. I tried the game on chrome and it worked perfectly fine. Since then I have switched to Google Chrome.

I do use firefox sometimes when I need help of some add-ons but chrome is my preferred browser now. It loads very fast and I like the simple and crisp interface.

The only thing that bothers me these days is how Google treats the user data and privacy has always been my concern. That has come under a lot of limelight recently. But otherwise, I am fully satisfied with chrome and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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Google Chrome is the new sparkly toy unveiled by the Google corporation. I have very limited experience with Google Chrome. It cam pre-installed on a computer that I was setting up for my little brother and I had to try to navigate it in order to get everything on it that he needed.

I personally found it to be hard to navigate. I had trouble figuring out where the favorites and bookmarks were located. Also , I was not a fan of its’ streamlined search box/address bar. I like them to be separate myself.

On the list of pros, it does run extremely fast and it is more secure than internet Explorer. Overall, I would recommend even though I don’t like the looks of it.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Support 
 
4.0
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4.0
Reviewed by DaisyMae May 26, 2011
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Google Chrome not for me

Google Chrome is the new sparkly toy unveiled by the Google corporation. I have very limited experience with Google Chrome. It cam pre-installed on a computer that I was setting up for my little brother and I had to try to navigate it in order to get everything on it that he needed.

I personally found it to be hard to navigate. I had trouble figuring out where the favorites and bookmarks were located. Also , I was not a fan of its’ streamlined search box/address bar. I like them to be separate myself.

On the list of pros, it does run extremely fast and it is more secure than internet Explorer. Overall, I would recommend even though I don’t like the looks of it.

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I was having a lot of issues with another browser crashing frequently so I finally tried Google Chrome. I have kept it on my computer as an alternative but it's not my favorite browser by any means. The big advantages for me are that it's really fast and that it doesn't change my code so posting in certain places is made easier.

The disadvantages, however, are that it's so streamlined that it's limited. There aren't a lot of useful features as with certain other browsers and there isn't many plugins to use to add to the functionality.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Features 
 
3.0
Support 
 
3.0
Usability 
 
3.0
Reviewed by jjfreeman November 23, 2011
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Chrome is okay but not my favorite

I was having a lot of issues with another browser crashing frequently so I finally tried Google Chrome. I have kept it on my computer as an alternative but it's not my favorite browser by any means. The big advantages for me are that it's really fast and that it doesn't change my code so posting in certain places is made easier.

The disadvantages, however, are that it's so streamlined that it's limited. There aren't a lot of useful features as with certain other browsers and there isn't many plugins to use to add to the functionality.

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