September 2, 2008 10:48 AM

Google's new browser wants your soul

It looks like Google is trying another thing to steal people's souls without them noticing. The Google Chrome beta will be launching today. They supposedly hit send a bit too early on their announcment and now have a webcomic explaining how Chrome works. I wouldn't say announcing it yesterday was all that early. I'm surprised there wasn't an announcement before then seeing as how it could've been completely hyped up by now. I guess they thought the secret slip-up would make it more exciting.

Anyway Chrome is Google's first ever browser designed to run faster and load faster as well as work better with all of the things "that didn't exist when the first browsers were created."-Google. It's also supposed to be more stable, so for Firefox's sake I hope they put out their hotfix soon. (I die a little inside everytime my Firefox 3 freezes :( .) I won't list all of the features that are supposed to be better because that would be a waste of their dorky little webcomic. [Edit: Also there's a "privacy mode" included in this browser that lets you browse incognito. As they say in the comic "what happens in this tab stays in this tab." It uses an example of buying a present for your special someone without them knowing. Basically you can view all your bookmarks but nothing is saved to your browser history. lol is it just me or does this sound like a secret porn tab? ;) Check out pages 22 and 23 of the webcomic to see what I'm talking about.]

This will make the 4th major alternative browser available. I actually found this chart on Wikipedia showing how many people use each of the major browsers. It's really sad that so many people still use Internet Explorer. I am forced to at work though so I can understand how that can add up. I'll probably try and mess around with Chrome once I get my computer fixed. (Stupid power supply had to go and die on Labor Day weekend. :( )
Dark blue-Internet Explorer (73.81%)
Orange-Mozilla Firefox (18.43%)
Grey-Safari (6.14%)
Red-Opera (0.71%)
Green-Netscape (0.62%)
Cerulean(aka the color that burns your eyes)-Other (0.29%)

Also I'd like to say sorry about that not really posting since Friday :( . I had a really busy weekend doing Labor Day stuff starting on Friday when I had to take care of my fiance after his wisdom teeth surgery.

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