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Google Chrome & Cloud Computing - The First "Cloud Browser"

The Blogosphere Reacts to Google Chrome

"It's Google’s first step to cloud computing," declared Raymond Frame, from Wellington NZ, on hearing about the release today of Google Chrome. Nick Carr agrees: "Chrome...marks an important moment in the ongoing shift of personal computing from the PC hard drive to the Internet 'cloud.'"

Writing in the Official Google Blog,

"Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

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."
Pichai and Upson continue:
"This is just the beginning -- Google Chrome is far from done. We're releasing this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We're hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.

We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we're committed to continuing on their path. We've used components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others -- and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better."
"Though the initial beta release of Chrome runs only on Microsoft's Windows operating system, Chrome is being seen as yet another sharp Google stick aimed at the Beast of Redmond's cyclopean eye - an attempt not only to displace Internet Explorer but to disintermediate Windows itself as the platform of choice for running PC software."

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