Google Chrome is a web browser
launched on the 2nd of September 2008 by google
. It uses the webkit
layout engine to display web pages within the browser (developed by Apple
for the Safari
browser, which was based upon the KHTML
layout engine which was designed for the konqueror
browser). All of its features are copied from other browsers, and combining the above two statements, one can conclude that the browser has really done nothing new or initiative - despite stating that it was pushing web technologies forward. It currently provides a download link on the google homepage, which, in a fair economy like Europe
may be deemed unfair use of monopoly as it is using its very high market share of web searching market to distribute a completely different market, just like Microshit
did during the browser wars
. Some of Google Chromes features are:
Private session: So you can look at porn
without anyone having to delete your history - available on Firefox
(with an add-on) Safari
, Internet Explorer
8 and Opera
Speed Dial: A list of each page you have visited most often/bookmarked etc - copied from Opera
has an add-on for this.
Preview of tab: When you hover over a tab, a screenshoot
of it appears, again copied from opera
Drag a tab out of the tab bar to open it in a window - safari
Rearrange tabs: Again, all the good browsers do this.
Tabs in security zones - like in Internet Explorer
Downloads a blacklist of malicious sites, just like firefox
and internet explorer
As you can see there is no need for this browser.
John: I want to use the features of Opera, IE 8, Safari and Mozilla Firefox in one!
Jade: Well, get Mozilla Firefox, and download a few of the thousands of add-ons which will give you all those features, plus a good browser.
John: I guess I'd just download Google Chrome which may or may not spy on my browsing habits to use in its web-search services.