Google Chrome

Google Chrome 0.2

Brand new browser by Google with many customizeble start pages
4.2  (31,339 votes)

Just when whe thought the browsers' battle was over, Google came up with a brand new idea and offers his web Browser. An interesting name was given to this creation: "Chrome". When I first saw the announcements at Google and other news sites, I thought, "Oh right, here is another Gladiator who will try to beat Microsoft's internet Explorer, and will die trying it". Well I have to say that Google Chrome is a very good challenger with a lot of chances to win Microsoft Internet Explorer's Crown. If you take a look at other browsers that we've seen (Netscape, Mozilla Firefox, Crazy browser, etc) they are, to my humble opinion, nothing more than a face-lifted copy of Internet Explorer (but with a chineese clock machinery hehe). I'm not such a big fan of Microsoft Internet Explorer, but I had to resign myself and uninstall other browsers from my computer because none of them worked as well as the Internet Explorer. In Google's Chrome case, this is different, I had many nice surprices after installing it: First one is that you don't have that many "uncustomizable" buttons on the toolbar. As a maeter of fact, the toolbar is very simple, because, there is no toolbar at all. Then I began surfing into the web pages that I normally visit, and It happened the same that occured to me when I was trying to sign into my bank with Firefox. The Flash plguin was not installed and it was requesting permission to install it. Unlike Firefox, with one click I had the plugin up and running in acouple of minutes, thing that I was never able to do with firefox. Other thing that called my attention was that there is no "home" button on the toolbar, Instead, I realized that many "home" buttons can be customized on demmand. So I did not have to go and open the Favorites folder and look for my favorte favorites. The last thing I found in Google Chrome was when I closed it and oppened again, the first things you see are the tiled icons of the most/last visited during your surfing, so again, you don't have to go to the same start page. I strongly recommend you to try it, it is still a Beta wich means that it might have some little issues, but I'm sure that in a short period of time, such issues will be solved.

Rodrigo Rodriguez
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Review summary


  • Easy bookmark organization, multiple choice start page


  • it's not a final program wich means that it could have some issues
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