Google to reignite browser wars proper_Google to launch new browser-Chrome.Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser
Most web user's today do not remember the original browser war and its affect on Internet and Web Development, that between Netscape and Microsoft. But I do, back then creating websites were simpler to do
until both the behemoth's
at the time started to battle it out. It was a nightmare.
It is a bit the same now, with so many different versions of IE and the operating systems they run on, Opera
, Apple's Safari
now running on PC and now Googles
Chrome. From The Google blog about Chrome
it looks like an interesting project and I am waiting like millions of others to see what it is like. But now there is one other browser to worry about (if they are not compliant) when implementing
code that will work in all platforms.
I would imagine that they have gathered an amazing amount of research on habits, platforms, environments and capabilities through their analytics
, search, email blogging and ad publishing tools to name but a few. For these reasons alone it should be an amazing system, but my biggest fear is at what cost to our freedom and controls. At the moment there is very little because of Microsoft's
dominance but this development if successful will surely weaken this. Is it time to look at selling Microsoft
stock and buying Google?
I will update this once I test on different platforms Chrome, so watch this space!
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