Google Chrome Presents Another Option for Browsing

September 2, 2008

Those of you who are regular readers know that I highly recommend that you use something other than Microsoft Internet Explorer for the majority of your Web browsing. My personal suggestion is Mozilla Firefox for its speed, features and security.

In the last few days there have been some other developers in the world of browsers. Microsoft has released Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8. If you are developing content for the Web, you might want to give the new version of Internet Explorer a test drive. Remember, it is beta software and it is certainly not for everyday browsing. Even when it is released, it certainly won’t be my first choice.

Today, Google release a beta version of their “Chrome” browser. It is certainly different than other browsers both in looks and under the hood. Google claims that other browsers were designed for text and pictures and have been modified to handle what users are doing on the Internet today. Chrome was developed for the Internet as it is today including video, heavy scripting, multiple tabs and much more. It is also released as open source so that any developer can work on the code. Google Chrome is also a beta release. I’ve given it a very quick test drive and there are some things I like and some things that will require me to adjust. It is definitely something that Web developers should download and use as part of their testing process. If you aren’t developing for the Web, I don’t think you need to rush out and try Chrome. Just keep it in the back of your mind because it could be a major player in a very short amount of time.

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