Google Chrome is an open-source browser project. Google Chrome’s unique selling point is its speed, both time to launch and page load times. It is significantly faster than its competitors. Other features include:
- Stability: Google Chrome is built for stability. If an individual tab freezes or crashes, the other tabs are unaffected.
- Security: Malware and phishing protection is built into Google Chrome.
- New Tab page: Google Chrome allows users to access their favourite websites from a new tab page. When you open a new tab, the sites that are visited most often are readily available.
- Omnibox: Users can type both web addresses and searches into the toolbar.
Google have put together an online guide citing the benefits of adopting Google Chrome.
What’s the difference between Google Chrome and Google Chrome OS?
Google Chrome is a web browser. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on 2 September 2008, and the public stable release was on 11 December 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers. As of 1 December 2009, Chrome was the fourth most widely used browser, with 3.9% of worldwide usage share of web browsers.
Google Chrome OS is an operating system designed to work exclusively with web applications. Announced on 7 July 2009, Chrome OS is set to have a publicly available stable release during the second half of 2010. The operating system is based on Linux and will run only on specifically designed hardware, for example, netbooks. The user interface takes a minimalist approach, resembling that of the Chrome web browser. Because the browser will be the only application residing on the device, Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Internet.
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