Exploring the efficacy of Google Chrome

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					?The battle of the web browsers is getting brutal, and Google is signing up for it's new
entry Google's Chrome against the existing popular web browsers Internet Explorer
8.0, Firefox 3.0, and Opera 9.5. Google Chrome is an open source web browser with
some advanced features and its source code is released under a BSD license. Here in
this feature I will put some light on the pros and cons of the browser.

First, I will explore some positive points about Chrome. They are:

1. It lets you stay incognito - A privacy feature which is mainly useful for shared
computers for viewing sensitive data through the web browser because no one can
find any logged file for recently visited web sites and you can have your private
window open alongside your regular windows, and each will operate independently.

2. It is fast - The browser possesses multiprocessor foundation so it offers very fast
browsing even with plug-ins. You can easily open a site that has slow loading files
within seconds more so one slow site won't drag down the rest of your browsing.

3. It makes searching simpler - Chrome Omnibox feature offers you an automate
search. Omnibox is actually an integrated all-purpose bar at the top of the browser.
You can type in a URL or a search term and Chrome takes you to the right place
without any useless enquiries.

4. It gives you more control over tabs -- Chrome gives the idea of tabbed browsing
and as a result, a user can easily drag a tab to its own individual window or you can
drag and drop tabs into existing windows to combine them. Other browsers require
third-party add-ons to provide this capability.

5. Default dynamic home page - Another eye catching feature of the web browser is
that it comes with a default dynamic home page and it remembers the addresses of
most often visited web sites and it displays the names of top 9 sites on your home
page. Along with this, a user can override the dynamic home page with any other
home page.

Now, it is the turn to explore the darker side of the browser. So, here I am going to
present some points against the web browser Chrome.

1. It's only in its first beta -- The Chrome has released as the first test release, so it is
supposed to be altered in next few months. A user cannot rely completely on the web
browser because no one can really take risk by putting your online life into the hands
of an unproven product.

2. Absence of dropdown bar - Chrome has missed the dropdown bar and to
compensate, the browser offers "intelligent" features in its Omnibox.
3. Lack of add-ons - Another reason for the rejection of the web browser may be the
absence of add-ons. A user is not allowed to use AdBlocks, Better Gmails, and
BugMeNots with the existing features.

4. Less versatile history function - Chrome is present with the simple history screen
showing your day-by-day history. The history feature lacks with the ability to sort
everything by date, site, or most recently web sites.

5. Absence of synchronization - The ability to synchronize across multiple computers
allows you to keep your home browser, your laptop browser, and your work browser
looking identical at all times. The Chrome lacks this feature.

So, at the conclusive note I can say that the Google's Chrome is a fresh entry in the
web browser's landscape. Although, it has some apathetic features, but these can be
removed in future since this is first beta version of the web browser.

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