Chrome - Google's Entry In The Browser Wars | Technology
After the Windows vs. Mac war has been waged, the second most "debated" issue among computer users is which internet browser is best. For a variety of reasons I have typically recommended Microsoft's Internet Explorer to my clients using Windows...but that may be changing. I've been using the latest version of Google's Chrome browser (Version 8.0 released earlier this month) for a while now and I've found it to be better than Internet Explorer in its overall performance, available features and user interface.
It may be that the Google-community just does a better job of marketing but I've found a plethora of apps and extensions for the Chrome browser that offer improved functionality and useful features not common with Internet Explorer. For example, an extension called Speed Dial offers visual tiles of your favorite bookmarks to use as a Home or Start page and it is much more customizable than IE's offering. If you use any other Google services such as Google Voice, Calendar, Maps or whatever, another extension called Handy Google Shortcuts puts all of these just one click away. There is also an extension called "IE" that will open any web page in an Internet Explorer window if you want it to (some web pages will only display correctly in Internet Explorer so this is a handy option to have).
I highly recommend you give Google Chrome a try. When installing it, do not set Chrome as your default browser at first. Continue using your current browser as the default until you get familiar with Chrome and then if you like it...and I'm betting you will...you can set Chrome as your default browser later.
Following is a link to download the Chrome browser and a link to the Chrome Web Store where you can download and try additional apps and extensions to enhance your browsing experience.
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