Google發表自己的網路瀏覽器

Google發表自己的網路瀏覽器
2008/09/02 10:46 報導

  Google今天發表網友期待已久、屬於它自己的網路瀏覽器,Google的網路瀏覽器以微軟的IE為主要競爭對象。(夏明珠報導)
Google名為Chrome的網路瀏覽器今天起,在一百多個國家開放給使用微軟視窗作業系統的電腦下載,適用於蘋果電腦和Linux作業系統的版本,還沒有完成。
透過Chrome,Google將與微軟展開新一波廝殺,Google在網路搜尋領域,擁有無可匹敵的主控地位,不過七成五的網友,靠微軟的IE,與電腦互動,過去幾年來,Google一直想利用它在搜尋引擎上的優勢,鬆動微軟對電腦使用者的掌控。到目前為止,Google都把重點放在文字處理以及試算表等替代性應用程式上,那些辦公軟體,也是微軟的金雞母之一。
而Google的替代軟體,都是免費提供,這是它最吸引人的地方。面對Google的競爭,微軟除了砸大錢研發它自己的搜尋引擎之外,還試過要併購Yahoo,不過沒有成功。
在Google撈過界,跨足網路瀏覽器之後,這兩個重量級的競爭者,關係恐怕要更緊張了。
在推出自己的網路瀏覽器之前,Google都是透過火狐狸,來挖微軟IE的牆角,在Google的幫助下,火狐狸已經成為使用率第二高的網路瀏覽器。
http://www.bcc.com.tw/news/newsview.asp?cde=753684

A fresh take on the browser
9/01/2008 02:10:00 PM

At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit "send" a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we've now made the comic publicly available -- you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.

All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends -- all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build.

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. 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.

This is just the beginning -- Google Chrome is far from done. We're releasing this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We're hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.

We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we're committed to continuing on their path. We've used components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others -- and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better.

So check in again tomorrow to try Google Chrome for yourself. We'll post an update here as soon as it's ready.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

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