Posts made in September, 2008

Google Chrome: Addressing Real Browsing Needs

Posted on Sep 1, 2008 in Opinions

Whilst there’s not much to go on yet, I believe Google has hit the nail on the head with their goals for their new browser. Browsing the web with both Firefox and Safari is usually pretty enjoyable, until you hit the inevitable few seconds of slowdown:

The dreaded beachball of slowness starts cropping up, new tabs take a while to load and memory usage seems to go through the roof.

By setting themselves the target of speed, reliability and efficiency first, Google is addressing all the frustrations typical of other browsers. By making the browser multi-process based, they also have a fresh technological approach that might mark an interesting new direction for browser design.

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