Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: New web browser by Google

  1. #1
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    21,290
    Post Thanks / Like
    For gadget nuts, Google has released a beta of its brand new web browser called chrome
    http://www.google.com/chrome/

    It's only for windows right now, mac soon

    It's designed from the ground up to be fast, easy and uncluttered.

    The longer term goal is to pull the web into supporting more clever "web apps" which google are trying to convert the world into using instead of desktop apps like ms office.
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com







  2. #2
    Moderator Beccaberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Posts
    14,002
    Post Thanks / Like
    Heard a "spiel" about this on NPR this afternoon on my way home from work...thought to myself, "I'd like to give it a try, I'll have to google the download." and then I thought, "Bet Keith already has a link posted to it..."

    :wink: I love being right.




  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Staffordshire U.K.
    Posts
    5,902
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 42582
    Heard a "spiel" about this on NPR this afternoon on my way home from work...thought to myself, "I'd like to give it a try, I'll have to google the download." and then I thought, "Bet Keith already has a link posted to it..."
    ...and I bet that Keith had a hand in designing it!





  4. #4
    Moderator Beccaberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Posts
    14,002
    Post Thanks / Like
    LOL...dunno...does it have some weird Trekkie theme?




  5. #5
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    21,290
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 42738
    LOL...dunno...does it have some weird Trekkie theme?
    :tongue0011-1:
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com







  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dorset UK
    Posts
    3,356
    Post Thanks / Like
    im giving it a try and so far i like it

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    9,138
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've not tried it yet, off to download it now.... can't wait for the mac version!
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Disney International College Program: May 2011 working in Attractions (Voyage of the Little Mermaid & Disney Junior: Live on Stage!)

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    9,138
    Post Thanks / Like
    I like it!! Very nice interface, very modern, and simple. just what I like. Can't see it revolutionising the internet or anything but it's still pretty cool.
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Disney International College Program: May 2011 working in Attractions (Voyage of the Little Mermaid & Disney Junior: Live on Stage!)

  9. #9
    Administrator keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    21,290
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 42747
    Can't see it revolutionising the internet or anything
    Thats exactly what it's supposed to do, you're just seeing the first step at the moment.

    The idea is to make it a pioneer of web 3 where you dont need desktop apps, you use web based ones inside that browser BUT not only will they work from an online web page, but they'll work inside the browser even when not connected to the internet.

    If google manage it with enough killer apps, the operating system whether its linux/macosx/windows will become irrelevent and soon you can expect a system where the OS is effectively just the google browser.

    You're seeing the first step of something revolutionary.... of course, whether it'll work or not is a different matter
    Disney information? Try our online guidebook at http://wdisneysecrets.com
    Get your own Disney Countdown at http://toys.wdisneysecrets.com







  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    9,138
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 42748
    Thats exactly what it's supposed to do, you're just seeing the first step at the moment.

    The idea is to make it a pioneer of web 3 where you dont need desktop apps, you use web based ones inside that browser BUT not only will they work from an online web page, but they'll work inside the browser even when not connected to the internet.

    If google manage it with enough killer apps, the operating system whether its linux/macosx/windows will become irrelevent and soon you can expect a system where the OS is effectively just the google browser.

    You're seeing the first step of something revolutionary.... of course, whether it'll work or not is a different matter
    I can't imagine them to pull it off but it would be mega cool if they did.
    I can see it working more for one of those ultra-portable laptops, like the aspireone, which has 3G and wireless, and also the asus models, rather than a full desktop or full laptop PC.
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Disney International College Program: May 2011 working in Attractions (Voyage of the Little Mermaid & Disney Junior: Live on Stage!)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •