Google Chrome Michael Hopkins, Student Dr. Richardson, Instructor Fiat Lux, Information Studies 19
Why Should We Care About Which Browser We Use? We use the web browser everyday It can protect us and make our internet experience better The browser may impact speed of computer Customization of appearance
History of Chrome Google’s first web browser Released September 2, 2008 Only on Windows XP and Vista New versions and improvements
Features Open application Speed Security Stability Unique user interface
Security Website blacklist Runs in a sandbox Open source Incognito mode
Stability Most browsers only one process Each tab has its own process in Chrome Other Browsers Google Chrome
Memory Usage Different browsers, different memory usage Less usage, faster computer Courtesy of lifehacker.com
User Interface Minimalistic approach Tabs flush at top of screen No status bar Search and address bar merged
User Interface contd. Custom themes New tab thumbnails
Market Share Currently 3% Quick burst Slow growth Courtesy of wikipedia.org
Critical Reception Unique features and UI Lack of add-ons and syncing 4 out of 5 rating on average Will not affect Internet Explorer
Future 5% in 2010 and 10% in 2011 market share Mac OS X and Linux Google Chrome OS Courtesy of wikipedia.org
Conclusion Introduced new features Viable alternative Solid, but small user base Bright future
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