The way the internet is used changed when the largest search engine on the World Wide Web, Google Inc. launched its browser, Chrome, in 2008. The new browser evolved from an earlier open source project called Chromium Project. Since the launch, Google Inc continues to provide updates on a regular basis.
The Chrome Browser for All OS
The browser is available for a variety of operating systems in use. Therefore, one only has to download the operating system for Windows, Linux, Android or Mac OS X. The browser works on the iOS devices as well.
Highly secured browser
Chrome’s advent as a browser has changed the way security is handled. Chrome path-breaking approach to web security, is now the standard in the browser industry. The advantage with Chrome browser in terms of secure features is its ‘silo’ like approach to displaying and loading of requests. This approach has been a strategy which initially helped the browser to win over users from the risk-prone Internet explorer, built by Microsoft Corporation.
The advantage of the approach is that it will run the website as a single process. It will prevent malicious code from appearing on one page to affect others. This ensures that the computer operating systems is well protected as well. Apart from these, the browser is known to support web standards for delivering content such as HTML 5 as well as Cascading Style Sheets or CSS.
Combined Search Box With Address Box
Chrome was the first of the Web Browser systems to combine the features of the search box with that of the address bar. This feature has now been used by most of the competitive browsers as well. Another feature which differentiates this browser from others is the sign-in feature. Uses can sign-in using their Google account, thereby allowing them to sync bookmarks as well as open web pages on any of the devices.
With the launch of the Web Store in 2010, users can now purchase web-based apps. The online marketplace allows users to buy as well as to install applications which will run on the browser. Additionally, users can use apps as browser extensions or use links.