Yesterday I woke up to a surprise, a surprise I never even believed that it could happen "so fast". Literary "overnight" even was an overstatement! I always lurk on the web circles but there was not even a clue about what's going to happen. Bingo, here it is!
Google unveiled it's take on web Google Chrome Browser. Re-igniting the famous Browser War, part III is now showing on the desktop near you! There were some hints in the past that Google may be developing a browser, but having seen the heart they have for Mozilla Firefox folks the idea never took off. Nonetheless as we know it, Google's foray in to the Browser War has been under wraps for over two years now.as it seems now introducing the
If we forget the direct threat Google Chrome puts on Microsoft's IE, I guess even the Firefox and other browser guys may feel the pinch is little too overwhelming right now. This can be the cold start of dethroning the Microsoft Windows Operating System dominance of the desktop, giving way to now forgotten Sun Microsystems' Thin Client like concept. The web itself can become the "only" window you need for all your computing needs, hence the name Chrome I suppose.
The day before yesterday I was happily using Firefox Google Chrome just offered to solve that I hardly knew existed even as a web developer/ user, overnight, with one slap.
It may lack all the bells & whistle of Firefox 3 to replace it as my primary browser yet. But I guess its almost there and everyone feels the stakes here. Mainly I miss my Firefox Bookmarks Panel and few good extensions that I can't live without like AdBlock.
Somehow, we were nowhere near at the completion of Webexperience yet, which brought us all the wonderful Zoho, Gmail, Flickr, Facebook to the stage. But suddenly now I'm sure that we gonna skip all that already "slow" asynchronous web (Ajax) and "Jump Start" to the Web the future and beyond.
Thanks Google for taking me there in overnight!
I am still grasping the scope of this. The sooner I clean up my head over this sudden splash. I may follow up with a post on "Why I think that Google jump started the future of web with this announcement.
Meanwhile I wish all my PA friends a "speedier browsing" with Google Chrome.