Sep 022008
 

Deciding not to wait for a suitable quantum computer, Google explains the thinking behind its new browser, Chrome.

One feature – the ability to move tabs between windows – is already implemented in the Omnigroup’s browser for “Mac fans”, Omniweb. But Omniweb doesn’t have one feature of Chrome, the omnibox. Confused? Well never mind. What counts is that Chrome is an open-source attempt to produce not just a fast, “rock-solid” browser, but to improve all actively developed browsers. It’s in Google’s interest, and those of Web users, for browsing software to be better. And companies that haven’t been sufficiently imaginative or perfectionist can treat this as a simultaneous hand-out and kick up the rear.

Pretending that cuil.com is updating lynx to be a “Chrome killer” would be cheap so let’s not do that.

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