Being Excited About a New Browser

September 2, 2008

by — Posted in Security, Technology

It’s been a long time since I’ve beeen excited about a new browser.  Theoretically I’ve never been excited about a new browser that was announced.   I remember being excited when AOL resurrected Netscape – but that turned into a flaming pile of poo and Netscape lost dominance being THE browser to use.   Like many users at that time frame I used Internet Explorer 5 and at the time it was best of breed, then a new challenger arose.

The Mozilla foundation announced they were taking the open source bits of the Netscape browser and making a new slimmer browser called Firebird.  Because of issues of legal and copyright, Firebird was renamed to Firefox.   I’ve been using this browser since Firebird and I have had no reason to move to a different primary browser.   I’ve tried Flock and Safari, there hasn’t been a sticky reason to keep using those over Firefox.   I was excited, kind of, of the release of Firefox version 3.   But that wasn’t a new and different browser, it was more of the same.

With last nights announcement of Google’s New Chrome Browser, but they put up a nice little web comic that explains the features it offers.   The security, privacy, performance enhancements alone make this a must watch for browser.  WHen it is actually released later today, we’ll see how I feel then.

UPDATE:

Found a site that has some Chrome screenshots you may enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Being Excited About a New Browser

  1. Google chrome today is the best thing in the browsing arena. Internet explorer is gradually fading from the people's mind, (at least mine), the smoothness of google chrome is just commendable. It is clear that IE just can't stand against chrome.

  2. Google chrome today is the best thing in the browsing arena. Internet explorer is gradually fading from the people's mind, (at least mine), the smoothness of google chrome is just commendable. It is clear that IE just can't stand against chrome.

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