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Google enters browser wars.

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Google enters browser wars.

normhaga
Google is releasing today a new browser. Google calls this browser "Chrome" The first release is Windows only with Linux and OS X versions to follow shortly.

While distrustful of Googles offerings, Chrome seems to offer features that are not available in current browsers. Chrome separates each tab in its own process so that if one tab crashes it does not affect the other tabs and thus the browser itself does not crash. The browser is also sandboxed from the underlying OS. Chrome has its own memory manager and process explorer which allows the user to identify which pages or browser processes are consuming the most memory. Chrome also uses aggressive garbage collection and memory management.

Chrome also appears to take a serious stance towards malware by leveraging Googles blacklists.

Googlegears is integrated and Chrome presents its own javascript virtual machine called "V8."

More information here: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-01-n47.html

Does anyone have any opinions?