Thursday, September 4, 2008

Easter Egg

 Ted Stevens:
"the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material"

Google's Response.

Go to Chrome's address bar and type the following 

You will see the INTERNETS literally.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chrome blows aways Safari, IE and Mozilla in Javascript performance

Chrome has blown away the competition in Javascript performance test. We did a performance comparision of all the popular browsers. ( IE 6.0, Firefox 3.0.1, Safari 3.1.2 and Chrome Beta).
( We did not use IE 8.0 or IE 7.0)

Chrome is really tuned for the Javascript performance. Look at the numbers below.
Remember - longer bars indicate better performance.

ACID 3 and Chrome

Chrome is same as Safari 3.1.2 in acid test 3.

Incognito - Google Implements Privacy mode in Chrome

Google has an interesting implementation of the privacy mode aka porn mode.
Safari has been implementing this feature for a while now. Now that internet explorer 8 is following the footsteps of safari. I am not sure if this feature is available in Mozilla Firefox as an add-on..

Among, all i like Google Chrome's approach to privacy. It has a new option called New incognito window. This open a new browser window

New Browser window:

Here is what says:
You've gone incognito. Pages you view in this window won't appear in your browser history or search history, and they won't leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
  • People standing behind you
Learn more about incognito browsing.

I think this approach is clean compared to what is implemented in Safari. It gives you a nice little SPY icon on the top so that you know that you are in the privacy mode.

I like this..More competition.. more ideas.. more innovation.

Google Chrome Installation Screenshots

Google Chrome installation is very simple. You need to initially download the installation file from here

Run the downloaded Chrome setup.exe
This will download addit
ional file. This step takes few minutes.

The installation takes about a minute.
We are done.. Google Chrome is ready.

The very first time, it is asking whether to import your settings from Mozilla Firefox..

Once you finish the import, the Google Chrome is launched.. Here is the first screenshot.

Google Chrome Download Link

Google Chrome is now available for download.

Here is the URL