4.9.08

Google Chrome

Google is starting to develop their own web browser:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

http://www.google.com/chrome

Basically, it moves each part of the browser into it's own process, with it's own memory allocation. A crash on one web page will not crash the browser, just that tab. And it should not have all the memory leak problems that Firefox has.

Looks neat--hopefully it will be able to take some of the good features of Firefox and integrate them as well.

My only problem? Why oh why did they make the first beta Windows only? I would have thought the Linux community a better place to put a first beta/alpha. Somewhere where people don't dismiss something because it's in development. Oh well.

Edit:
I forgot to point out that the system structure of Chrome reminds me of the structure of Android--except here it's tabs instead of programs. Interesting.

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