… and the wait for Chrome is already over!
by Anthony - posted 2:08 pm, September 2, 2008
Google just put up a download link.
This is the Beta version, for Windows. Mac and Linux users still have to wait a little longer.
In my totally preliminary and totally unscientific observation, I will say it certainly has a fast “feel” to it. Things like opening several tabs & switching between them, scrolling up and down complex pages, and moving around within Google maps all have a very smooth and responsive feel. Other first impressions: It’s simple. Which is kind of refreshing. I like the “most visited thumbnail view” that the browser opens to – instead of a homepage, you see thumbnails of sites you visit frequently… think of it like multiple home pages, that configure themselves based on your habits. It also took me a moment to notice – there’s no search bar! (which took me by surprise seeing its a Google web browser and all) – until I realized the regular address bar doubles as the search bar when something besides a URL is typed in.
So far so good. It’s worth a shot… It was a quick download and painless installation.