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Google Releases Chrome

Nikky Homstad

December, 2008

ChromeGoogle’s Chrome, a new internet browser, offers a beautifully clean, minimalist user interface. And while Chrome is based on the “less is more” concept, it offers a plethora of fun and exciting new features. For example, Tabs in Chrome are amazingly versatile. They can be moved around, pulled apart (creating new windows), and put back together (creating one window of many tabs).

The address bar has been revamped and transformed into “one box for everything.” Once you start typing, the address bar instantly searches the web and your web history, making suggestions on sites you may be trying to reach.

The Incognito feature protects you from prying eyes. Once activated, Chrome will not store any information, such as cookies or web history, on sites you have visited.

My personal favorite, though, is the customized home page. By default, when Chrome opens, a page with thumbnail links to your most viewed sites appears. It’s like having your bookmarks displayed with screen captures of the last time you viewed the page. Click on the image and you’re quickly on your way to your favorite sites.

Visit google.com/chrome to download and play with Google Chrome .