Is Google Chrome worth it???

Why did Google create their own browser?
Many people are asking why Google released this Chrome browser, I mean aren’t they supposed to be supporting FireFox? Apparently Matt Cutts explains that the big G is trying to make the internet a better place for web surfers who will in turn do more web searches, which we all know will likely create more mindshare for Google.

Google has kept quiet with the release of Google Chrome up until a few days before it’s release. Direct competitors like Firefox 3 used social networks to set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads (8,002,530) in 24 hours, but was Chrome’s relatively silent roll-out successful?
Anyhow here’s my take on Chrome….
Reasons why I think Chrome is great:
Fast Browsing Speeds
Easy Transition
Slick Design
CPU & Memory usage

Why Chrome is not so great… yet:
Not many extensions
No cross OS versions
Security Vulnerabilities

I ‘ve been having hang-ups with the browser which made me chafe @ it.Not to mention the crash-sugar on top :/ ( Whoa Google Chrome has crashed.Restart now?? Ok Cancel – They definitely have a way of saying that 🙂 )

From what I understand, Chrome is an open source project. So you can study, compile, add features, distribute or even eat-it-for-breakfast if you so desire – my point being that I doubt Google is sending data to their servers to capture user behavior or you’d probably see a backlash from the tech crowd, which would not be good for Google.
Overall, I think Google Chrome is a superb browser and I’m anxious to see what new applications, and add-ons will be released. Sadly, not enough extensions limit the browser’s appeal, not to mention that Chrome is yet another browser thrown into the mix when developing websites (sigh).

3 thoughts on “Is Google Chrome worth it???

  1. Chrome’s biggest draw is its multiprocess architecture, which, in a nutshell, protects you from having a bad web page or application take your browser down. Every tab, window, and plug-in runs in its own environment, so one faulty site won’t affect anything else that you have open. This approach also adds another layer of security by isolating each site and application within a limited environment, making Chrome literally Crash Free.

    But having a nice screenshot of the crash, I was thinking why even Google could not develop an application bug free. That’s okay isn’t it – to have few bugs left out by the software testing team at Google.

  2. yea.. I was sorta amazed to see the crash (as per my opinion google ‘s perfect in many ways..tats y)
    How the hell did the crash occur..I mean only that one process(tab) should have crashed …Well thats wat chromes allabout..isn’t it.?
    btw, It wasnt some faulty site that was opened..only my mailboxes and blog,twitter ..!
    any takes on HOW it cud ve hapnd, post back..!

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