Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome: A new browser war

Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser

Finally google is stepping ahead with its browser war. They want to get directly into this market instead of supporting other IE's opponent.

Chrome will come with most of what in Firefox and Opera and would present a brand new JS engine. Lately, Firefox guys were talking about a new JS machine for Gecko as well. I am not sure how similar these two are.

Even of Google Chrome does not take up, it might be a good start for Google to get into this market and buy Firefox later on or empower this browser business unit to take over Firefox and re-brand it.

What will be Microsoft response to this? Faster RC for IE 8.0 that has several bugs with its engine especially the rendering of CSS. Is this push would force Microsoft to throw in another IE 6.0 into the market and make people's life harder as it was the case with Vista?

Let us see

However, there is one risky part in Chrome. It will create a separate process for every tab and every plugin. Immagine a heavy-browsing addict like me who opens 30+ tabs for everyreading?
This means at least 60 processes in one session. Can Vista handle that.


Anonymous said...

This is a very well-written article. I can't wait to see how this new browser will compete with current browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer!

Bilal Abdul Kader said...

Thanks for the comment.

Chrome would not compete with Firefox most probably. The war is against IE.

Have we lived to see the revenge of Netscape descendants from IE?