Chrome turns 10

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-09-02 23:26:14 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Chrome turns 10 this weekend [https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/2/17811844/google-chrome-browser-10-years-history].

Google first released its Chrome browser 10 years ago today [http://www.osnews.com/story/20240/Google_To_Join_Browser_Wars_with_Chrome]. 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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