Google Chrome – Set To Kill Internet Explorer?

I was reading ZDNet during lunch today and I’d be happy to say good bye to Internet Explorer (IE). You’ve really got to check this out if IE’s been bugging you, either because its too slow, too much of a security risk, crashes too much, becuase some site you use *requires* it, or because you are a web designer and you’re tired of the least CSS and HTML compliant browser doing so well – or whatever your reason.

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So far I’ve found the following reading material on the subject clicking around:

GOOGLE BLOG: A fresh take on the browser
ZDNET: Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?
ALL THINGS DIGITAL’s KARA SWISHER: Here’s the Google Chrome Browser Comic Book: Hey Microsoft, Kaa-POW!!!
BLOGOSCOPED: Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project

One thing that caught my eye clicking around was an item in the Google Chrome comic book posted by Google hinting at what sounded like improved or maybe safer Javascript support. Immediately I began poking back around and found these bits:

Excerpt from Kara’s post:

“…especially its JavaScript engine, called V8, that the company says makes future complex Web applications render faster…”

Excerpt from ZDNet’s post:

“..Chrome will include a JavaScript Virtual Machine built from scratch..”

Excerpt from Blogoscoped’s Post:

“…built from scratch by a team in Denmark, and open-sourced as well so other browsers could include it. One aim of V8 was to speed up JavaScript performance in the browser, as it’s such an important component on the web today…”

So, Chrome’s new Javascript engine:

  • speeds up Javascript
  • is built from scratch
  • is open source (can be used by other browser developers for inclusion in their browser)

Are you wondering if Google’s new Chrome browser will be able to help your business, if you can leverage Google’s Chrome to your advantage? Then click and read what ZDNet has to say in Google Chrome: The enterprise playbook.

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