Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2018 23:26 UTC

Chrome turns 10 this weekend.

Google first released its Chrome browser 10 years ago today. Marketed as a "fresh take on the browser", Chrome debuted with a web comic from Google to mark the company's first web browser. It was originally launched as a Windows-only beta app before making its way to Linux and macOS more than a year later in 2009. Chrome debuted at a time when developers and internet users were growing frustrated with Internet Explorer, and Firefox had been steadily building momentum.

When it was first released as beta, Chrome was a revelation. It was faster than Firefox, and sported a cleaner, simpler UI. I used Chrome from the very first few beta releases, but in recent years the browser has started sucking up more and more resources, and it feels - emphasis on feels - slower than ever before. On Windows, I switched to Edge, which feels a lot faster for me than any other Windows browser, and on my iOS devices I obviously use Safari.

With the new UI redesign coming to Chrome coming Tuesday - I see very little reason to go back.

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Works best on Chrome
by moondevil on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 06:05 UTC
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Chrome also replaced IE as the browser that many short sighted developers care to support.

Edited 2018-09-03 06:05 UTC

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RE: Works best on Chrome
by BlueofRainbow on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 13:59 in reply to "Works best on Chrome"
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Unfortunately, many of the corporate web-based applications such as expense accounts, time sheets, and training are developed for IE (and Edge) and work well only for with these browsers.

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