Yes I was expecting this long time ago after one Firefox engineer are moved longtime to work with Google. Now it become real, Google is entering the browser war according to their official blog, after viewing the comic cartoon demo for the browser, I guess these guys know what they are doing and it is true, IE and Firefox prepare for new strong browser on the way… They don’t start from scratch, they took ideas from others, tweak them and build their browser. Today they will release the 1st beta for Windows and we will see…
Update: I convert the Google Comic Book to PDF File, get it from Google Comic Book
Update 2: Now I am using the Chrome and writing from it, my 1st impression, 1st you have to install it from here, about 450 KB file, then you have to wait until it finished the installation and importing your data from Firefox (didn’t asked me to import from IE 🙂 ). I like the idea for putting the tabs above the address bar, when you just open new tab it will open most visited sites. if you open your task manager, you can find that different process based on how many tabs you are opening. You can drag the tab outside the main window to put it on another window. if there is a popup it will show on bottom of the browser so if you like to open, the Omnibar like bowrrowing the awsomebar from Firefox but with merging the search box within. It seems we have serious comers at least for IE because I still love my Firefox
Update 3: I installed it on my PC at work, even on the import process it didnt mentioned the IE even if it is my default browser, but if you go to the bookmark options you can choose IE but the default is Firefox. After I run it, it asked for a password for the proxy, I checked the proxy settings, Chrome is using the same dialouge for IE, the settings correct but the Chrome still asking me for password, I entered the password, and I browse the net. One of great idea I like is Chrome Task Manager (You can open it by pressing shift + Esc) you can close any tab or plugins (thanks to multi thread concept. I did a small comparisone between Firefox and Chrome in Memory usage, I opend 3 tabs with same sites, and I checked the total memory usage Firefox (72,044 K) Chrome (74,041 K). You can get more info about memory by typing about:Memory on the address bar for Chrome but I should mentioned that when you just close one tab Chrome return the whole memory to the system but Firefox not (72,720 k for Firefox, 46,500 k for Chrome).