Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Google Chrome web browser beta now available for download

The Google Chrome beta is now available at

I'm taking a look, and will provide impressions, as I did for Internet Explorer 8, later today.

Other information is available from ZDNet, who liveblogged the Google press conference, and from the Google Chrome media kit, which includes screenshots and videos.


  1. "We are so, so happy with Google Chrome," mumbled Mozilla CEO John Lilly through gritted teeth. "That most of our income is from Google has no bearing on me making this statement." -

  2. Cute article David.

    It reflects one of the laws of the online world - cannibalise your friends before your enemies do!

    BTW - my initial experience with Chrome has been good - it's stable, produces no rendering inconsistencies, reduces memory consumption and makes a mean cappucino.

    However I'm not yet convinced that the browser is faster than Firefox 3.0 - for one thing, it's not red.

  3. Sadly Chrome does not seem to like our CMS. I was planning a whole day in Chrome and it hasn't panned out at all. I think it's to do with Java. :(

    Also, is there anyway you can make your 'post comment' link a bit bigger? I know it sounds dumb but I keep missing it!

  4. Hi Rachel - I'll see what I can do.

    Chrome is still in beta and doesn't support Java, Shockwave or Silverlight so far.

    I expect this will be fixed soon.