google launches Chrome browser

Google has just launched a new, Open Source browser they're calling Chrome. According to google, this earlye Beta is only for Windows, with a Mac and Linux release to come shortly. Unfortunately since I only have Macs or linux boxes, I can't test it. Send me your feedback once you've had a chance to take it for a spin.

According to google:

Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today's complex web applications much better. By keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built a more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's browsers.

I like the idea of each tab having it's own isolated sandbox vm and memory - sounds like a grea idea. Can't wait to try it out.

Update - someone out there of course ran some performance tests (JavaScript) comparing IE, FireFox and Chrome. Read the results and run your own tests here. Chrome clearly is superior on the performance side.


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