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REVIEW: GOOGLE CHROME

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a free Web browser created by Google which operates with WebKit (a layout engine software component designed to allow web browsers to replicate web pages) layout engine, starting from its latest stable release.

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As of April 2013, according to StatCounter (a web traffic analysis tool), Google Chrome has a 39% worldwide usage share of web browsers making it the most widely used web browser in the world. However Net Applications (a web analytic firm), indicates that Chrome is only third when it comes to the size of its user base, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Google’s Chrome browser sparked a wave of innovation in web technology since its arrival in late 2008. Over the last 4 years, dozens of new technologies have emerged and Chrome has accelerated the pace of browser releases across the industry. It achieved a meteoric rise in users who count on Google Chrome as their browser of choice due to the key milestones in the browser’s history it has made.

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Due to the busy business environment Google Chrome experienced difficulties in persuading people to try their browser, but once they tried it they left their previous browsers for good.

Here are some of the best things about Chrome:

1. Blazing fast

Chrome actually uses WebKit for displaying Web pages, the same engine as Safari, known as extremely fast. It loads fast, it displays pages fast and there are noticeable differences which really make it a joy to use.

2. Works with code impeccably

In the browsers you can run two, three or even a multiple applications at the same time.

3. Incognito mode

When you click on the control icon located in the upper right corner of your browser’s window, the browser gives you the option to open a new tab, a new window or a new incognito window. The Incognito window will be active without appearing in the browser or in the search history, and it will not use cookies to track your activities, except the downloaded or bookmarked files.

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4. It is easy to switch to Google Chrome

When you are launching a new product, you cannot change everything. Google Chrome was built with this in mind. Importing the bookmarks from Firefox is quite easy. The shortcut keys are the same. Therefore all you need is just a few seconds to learn how to use Chrome, that is, just start it up and you’ll be browsing as usual in no time.

5. Intelligent start page

Chrome’s start page is a pleasant surprise. It gives you a list of most commonly visited Web pages very quickly. Although many users hate suggestions, here it just works because the pages you frequently visit really are the ones you want to open first.

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6. Has its own task manager

Chrome treats tabbed windows as separate processes. And although Internet Explorer does the same thing, Google Chrome also has a clever way to see what is going on: a task manager. This option allows you to see which processes are active (inside Google Chrome), and how much memory, CPU (Central Processor Unit) and network resources they use. You can access it by right clicking Chrome’s title bar.

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7. Dragging tabs out and back in again

You can drag a tab out of Google Chrome into a separate window as easy as you can drag a separate window back into tab bar. Stuff like this saves you a lot of time and makes your experience with Chrome easier

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