Google Chrome - An open source Google Browser

Google announced of launching beta version of their browser called “Google Chrome” in more than 100 countries for Windows to start. Google says, they’re at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust. Google says Google Chrome will be open source, include a new JavaScript virtual machine, include the […]

Google announced of launching beta version of their browser called “Google Chrome” in more than 100 countries for Windows to start. Google says, they’re at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust. Google says Google Chrome will be open source, include a new JavaScript virtual machine, include the Google Gears add-on by default, and put the tabs above the address bar (not below), among other things.

To most people, it isn't the browser that matters. It's only a tool to run the important stuff -- the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. 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.