Google Chrome browser going live today
Published: 2008-09-02 09:09:14
Google is releasing Google Chrome, its own WebKit-based browser later today. While claiming to trying to start out fresh, they are borrowing heavily from Opera and other browsers. From Opera comes the tab bar that is outside the URL bar (I have not understood why you ever would want to have it the other way, and apparently neither has Google), a variant on the Speed Dial and the full-text search address bar. From IE 8 comes the process separation of tabs, from others come other ideas, and they seem to have come up with a few concoctions themselves.
I am looking forward to trying it out. Who knows, it might just perhaps be as good as they say. The Konqueror engine, also known under Apple’s name WebKit, is not that bad, and Safari has had success using it, so who knows. It might just work.