Five days ago, Google released the beta version of the Chrome browser and the on-going open source project is called the Chromium. The browser, however, is only available for Windows Vista/XP2 for now.
I have already downloaded and installed the new web browser in my computer. For the past three days of browsing with Chrome, I thought it surpassed Firefox (I’ve tried Safari for a time but did not continue using it – it’s obvious, I’m a Windows user, but IE is a goner for me) based on my browsing needs. In fact, this blog loads very fast (read: insignificant amount of lag time, reads links fast as I have so many of them here) in Chrome. I also did not have any problems migrating from Firefox since it was all done automatically with Chrome’s import facility.
Came in clean and offered a faster and secure browsing, Chrome might just be revolutionizing net experience. Actually, the revolution already began. It will definitely have bugs since it is in its developmental phase but definitely a refreshing alternative browser. I’m also inclined to think that Google is gearing up for a big surprise. I know there is. An OS perhaps? Nevertheless, Microsoft’s IE has finally met a stronger competitor.
For those who wants to learn more of the pecularities of the new browser and the related developments, you may need to check The Chromium Blog.