Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3086 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2.149.27
  • Total Downloads:
    25,333,785
  • Date Added:
    September 02, 2008
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,523
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Chrome is Google's attempt to make the browser disappear and to focus on the applications and pages users are viewing, rather than on the border with its tools. Some of Chrome's basic underpinnings are quite novel, but people will recognize other features as they exist in other, open-source browsers on the market today.

Currently only for Windows, Chrome is blazingly fast and is easily the quickest browser available. Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari and Google's Android mobile platform, Chrome's interface is a drastic departure from other browsers. Instead of the traditional toolbar, Chrome puts its tabs on top. Moreover, the tabs are detachable: "tabs" and "windows" are interchangeable here. Detached tabs can be dragged and dropped into the browser, and tabs can be rearranged at any time. By isolating each tab's processes, when one site crashes, the browser does not.

Within each tab are individual controls, such as forward and back buttons. The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox." The Omnibox includes not only suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history, it also includes search suggestions from your search engine, and remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that allows you to create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail or Calendar. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history recording cookies.

Chrome lacks plug-ins, and there's the potential for high memory usage given that each tab is its own process. If you're addicted to Web apps and a need for speed, though, Chrome just might be the shine your browsing experience has been looking for.

 
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    "What update?"

    October 17, 2014   |   By bryan sisson

    Version: Google Chrome 38.0.2125.104

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    My antivirus informs me to install out of date chrome! Cannot download it! I've dropped my firewall and still no joy!

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    What's new in version 0.2.149.27
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    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
    Release Date September 02, 2008
    Date Added September 02, 2008
    Version 0.2.149.27
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name UNKNOWN
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,333,785
    Downloads Last Week 13,523
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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