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Google Chrome. Michael Hopkins, Student Dr. Richardson, Instructor Fiat Lux, Information Studies 19. Why Should We Care About Which Browser We Use?. We use the web browser everyday It can protect us and make our internet experience better The browser may impact speed of computer

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google chrome

Google Chrome

Michael Hopkins, Student

Dr. Richardson, Instructor

Fiat Lux, Information Studies 19

why should we care about which browser we use
Why Should We Care About Which Browser We Use?

We use the web browser everyday

It can protect us and make our internet experience better

The browser may impact speed of computer

Customization of appearance

history of chrome
History of Chrome

Google’s first web browser

Released September 2, 2008

Only on Windows XP and Vista

New versions and improvements

features
Features

Open application

Speed

Security

Stability

Unique user interface

speed
Speed

Fastest start-up and loading times

V8 JavaScript engine

DNS pre-fetching

Courtesy of lifehacker.com

security
Security

Website blacklist

Runs in a sandbox

Open source

Incognito mode

stability
Stability

Most browsers only one process

Each tab has its own process in Chrome

Other Browsers

Google Chrome

memory usage
Memory Usage

Different browsers, different memory usage

Less usage, faster computer

Courtesy of lifehacker.com

user interface
User Interface

Minimalistic approach

Tabs flush at top of screen

No status bar

Search and address bar merged

user interface contd
User Interface contd.

Custom themes

New tab thumbnails

market share
Market Share

Currently 3%

Quick burst

Slow growth

Courtesy of wikipedia.org

critical reception
Critical Reception

Unique features and UI

Lack of add-ons and syncing

4 out of 5 rating on average

Will not affect Internet Explorer

future
Future

5% in 2010 and 10% in 2011 market share

Mac OS X and Linux

Google Chrome OS

Courtesy of wikipedia.org

conclusion
Conclusion

Introduced new features

Viable alternative

Solid, but small user base

Bright future

works cited
Works Cited

Hoover, J. Nicholas. “Web 2.0: Google Chrome To Support Add-Ons.” InformationWeek. United Business Media LLC, 19 Sept. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Kennedy, Niall. “The Story Behind Google Chrome.” Niall Kennedy’s Weblog. n.p. 8 Sept. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Oreskovic, Alexei. “Google updates browser, plans to gain share.” reuters.com. Reuters, 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Pichai, Sundar. “Introducing the Google Chrome OS.” The Official Google Blog. Google Inc., 7 July 2009. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Prince, Brian. “Google Chrome Security Features May Not Impress Web Surfers.” eWeek.com. eWeek, 9 Sept. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Purdy, Kevin. “Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 4.0 and Opera 10 Take On All Challengers.” Lifehacker.com. Gawker Media, 3 Sept. 2009. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

works cited ctd
Works Cited ctd.

Raphael, J. R. “Google’s Chrome: 7 Reasons for It and 7 Reasons Against It.” Pcworld.com. PC World Communications Inc., 2 Sept. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

Roskind, Jim. “DNS prefetching.” The Chromium Blog. n.p. 17 Sept. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

“Usage share of web browsers.” wikipedia.org. Wikimedia Foundation Inc., n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2009.

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