Google Chrome Released!
Google has entered the browser wars with their own take on how the web should be with Google Chrome. They just released the first beta for Windows XP / Vista today so go on and download a copy.
First impressions : WOW! Its ridiculously fast – taking Digg and PageFlakes as a benchmark – and the memory footprint is quite a lot better (23Mb) than the Firefox (68Mb – Safemode), Opera (41Mb) and Internet Explorer (52Mb) counterparts. As expected, each tab is a new child process to the main Chrome process, so closing a tab instantly releases the resources held by the child process.
Instructions on grabbing the sources – sucking it down the tubes as I write – is available on the Chromium website.
UPDATE: The Register has a humourous look at the Google Comic, good for a lunch-break read.