Friday, September 16, 2011

Google Chrome vs Other Well Developed Browsers

Google Chrome is an Internet browser that was developed and released by Google. The first released version was for Windows and it was a beta one. The beta version was officially released in 43 different languages on 2nd of September 2008. The public release of the browser was on 11.12.2008. After its release the browser gain a lot of popularity and till the beginning of 2009 Chrome became the 4th most used browser all over the world. If we compare Google Chrome with the well known already developed builds of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera, Chrome rating is lower than Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, Safari 4, and Opera, but it is higher compared to Internet Explorer. On 04.06.2009 versions of Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux were released.

The primary goal of the Google Chrome's design was to improve the speed, security, interface, and stability in comparison with the already existing browsers. The Google Browser Chrome was put together from 26 different Google code libraries in combination with other from third parties, for instance Netscape.

Google developed the V8 JavaScript engine. It has features such as precise garbage collection, dynamic code generation, and hidden class transitions. The Google test made on 02.09.2008 revealed that V8 is about 2 times faster in comparison with Internet Explorer 7 & 8, Safari (modified version of WebKit), Opera and Firefox 3.0, but that didn't last for long since the WebKit team announced ten days later the SquirrelFish Extreme, making Chromium and WebKit even.

The Chrome Google Browser downloads updates of 2 blacklists and they send warnings to the users when they are going to visit a harmful site with harmful software presence. This is available for free for a public use and it is called Google Safe Browsing API. Chrome will allot every tab to fit in its process in order to prevent any malware from installing. In order to decrease the exposure to any attack, the plugins are run in processes which are separated and communicate with the renderer. The plugins have to be specifically modified for this software. Incognito mode is a feature that prevents the Google Browser from storing cookies and any other history information from the visited websites. It is referred to as porn mode, such as the private browsing feature in Internet Explorer 8, Apple's Safari , and Mozilla Firefox 3.5.

The Chrome interface includes options like refresh, bookmark, back, forward, cancel and go. The turn on of the home button is through options which will take every user to a custom home page or a new tab page. This Google Browser's options are close to those of Safari, while the setting locations are as in Internet Explorer 7, and the idea of windows decorations design has been taken from Windows Vista. Google Chrome includes Gears and it replaces the home page of the displayed browser with a New Tab Page when it is created a new tab. That will show the thumbnails with the most searched sites, recently closed tabs, recent bookmarks, and the nine most visited sites.

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