Google Chrome- an addiction


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For all those of you who have used Chrome, you know it is addictive!
 

With its most visited feature displaying a screenshots of your most visited sites not only makes your chrome colourful put also very personalized! Not even having to type a single letter you have the freedom to navigate to the sites you wish in style! 

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I know its been quite some time since Chrome was out and this post is “late” as a review to it! But better  late than never!!!! As for me, I am totally addicted to ChRoMe and completely love the look and feel of it!

 

Features like the incognito window are really cool! That is what would make it a teenagers choice! 🙂 Google really knows what the users want! 

Google knows speed is addictive — search queen Marissa Mayer has repeatedly said that a few hundred milliseconds per page makes a 20 percent difference in how often users type a search into Google.One of the company’s major goals with Chrome is to effectively speed up the Internet for end users.
 

Here are the results of a speed test where Chrome not only beat the competition against Safari, Mozilla and IE, it completely annihilated them. 

Here’s the site description of the speed tests:
 

• Richards: OS kernel simulation benchmark, originally written in BCPL by Martin Richards (539 lines).
 

• DeltaBlue: One-way constraint solver, originally written in Smalltalk by John Maloney and Mario Wolczko (880 lines).
 

• Crypto: Encryption and decryption benchmark based on code by Tom Wu (1,689 lines).
 

• RayTrace: Ray tracer benchmark based on code by Adam Burmister (3,418 lines).
 

• EarleyBoyer: Classic Scheme benchmarks, translated to JavaScript by Florian Loitsch’s Scheme2Js compiler (4,682 lines).

Chrome also came out ahead in an admittedly Google-sponsored security test. The reason: The browser automatically updates itself every few days. This means Chrome users are most likely to have the latest security updates installed. 
 

Another question that has been of concern to most people is: Is Chrome the next IE????
 

Nothing is clear as yet. Microsoft is hesitant to bundle Chrome with Windows as it may give Google a monopoly over Internet as the default search engine would be Google. This is what they have to say :
 

“Google’s Chrome browser has a market share that rounds down to zero. Yet Microsoft plans to argue to the European Commission that bundling Chrome into Windows — an anti-trust decree the EC wants to impose — will potentially give Google a monopoly hold on the InternetThe claim seems laughable to anyone who hasn’t used Chrome. But those who try the largely unknown application almost unanimously rave about its speed and ease of use.Microsoft’s argument may seem comical, but there’s a kernel of truth to it: If Google ends up with a majority share of browser users tied to Chrome, and Google’s search engine is their most frequent and trusted destination, think of the opportunities for Google to leverage that huge group of people.”

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12 responses to “Google Chrome- an addiction”

  1. swordfish1987 says :

    Google rocks!!! This one chrome is no different. The speed dial feature they use is too cool. And the good part is they intelligently places my favorite links on them and I dont have to manually set anything.It appears like google is taking care of me personally. I have heard complaints that it sometimes crashes but I have never had one yet. And well if u are using the Beta version then you should be expecting a few of them. So I suggest those who are crying on it,please let the google guys know more about the crash so that they can fix it. And dear please dont ask whether chrome is the next IE..IE is way out of picture. Though I am a windows fan, I should say that IE suX big time. Too slow, damn heavy..I hate IE browsing. The major contender in my opinion is the Firefox 3 from Mozilla. There are practically unlimited number of plugins available for firefox (though most of them only crashes the browzer)..Well lets wait and see who finally wins..Anyway I am using chrome only..

    • distinctlyuniform says :

      i just love it when i hear ppl say chrome rocks/ google rocks!!!
      🙂 🙂
      n ya i agree that IE completely OUT of the scene… no competition at all!
      in fact even the other browsers safari, firefox, etc r not in the picture!

  2. Zubin Mithra says :

    yup… too true!!!
    chrome`s just tooo good!!!
    always submit the bug report when it crashes… 😉 we could always help it improve that way i spose… 🙂

  3. Unnikrishnan says :

    Hi DU, Nice to hear from a fellow chrome-lover … You might want to chk out this link – http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1334 ..
    Oh and welcome to a summer of blogging!

  4. Apoorv Singhal says :

    Hi Gunjan.. I must appreciate the “Girl Power” and the “Girl Talent” you are creative. 🙂

    I like your article on Google Chrome the best amongst all. Especially the way in which you prenent the idea/fact. Is it daft or written by you? L.O.L. Whatever the method it may be it is good.

    And, yes another feather to you hat.. The pictorial transition is also very much appreciated.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. anshumanpandey says :

    Hi there,
    I have been using chrome for a long time but always thought of changing its,what i felt, a boring look. So this is what we can do.
    As with other browsers, you can dress Chrome up with a theme. Go to http://www.themesforchrome.com and download a theme. Save it to any location you want on your hard disk and then copy it to the following directory:

    * On Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\\Themes\
    * On Windows Vista: \Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Applications\\Themes\

    Thats it. just thought it might be helpful to the readers
    Cheers

    • distinctlyuniform says :

      Thanks for the info anshuman but I really like the plain look… I think it looks very clean and classic! 🙂
      Anyway difference in perception! For those who dont like the plain look now you have a solution for them!

      Thanks!

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