Google Chrome Beta is Out

Google has released their Google Chrome browser for download to Windows XP and Vista machines today in approximately 100 countries.

Download Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows

Google Chrome is available for download at the Google Chrome home page.

Before installing, be sure to read the terms of service. ReadWriteWeb has an interesting post about a section of the terms of service. Does Google Have Rights to Everything You Send Through Chrome?.

Matt Cutts tries to clear some of the rumours about the Chrome license agreement, Google does not want rights to things you do using Chrome.

September 4, 2008 Update Update to Google Chrome’s terms of service on the Official Google Blog.

September 7, 2008 Update Google posted another article, Making terms of service clearer to further clarify their terms of service for their Chrome browser.

There is a cartoon book also available if you are interested in the technology behind this new browser.

Google Chrome Features

The features list for Google Chrome includes videos on:

  • New Tab page
  • Application shortcuts
  • Dynamic tabs
  • Crash control
  • Incognito mode
  • Safe browsing
  • Instant bookmarks
  • Importing settings
  • Simpler downloads

Google Chrome Help Center

If you need additional help, the Google Chrome Help Center has been setup covering:

  • Getting Started
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using Google Chrome

There is also a Google Chrome Help Google Group.

Google Chrome Buzz in the Internet Community

Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser – Google’s announcement September 1, 2008.

Answers to common Google Chrome objections – from Matt Cutts. All of Matt’s Chrome posts including his live posting from the Google announcement September 2, 2008.

“…This release of Google Chrome does not appear to have been developed with the needs of users with disabilites taken into account, apart from limited keyboard shortcuts, basic support required for accessibility is absent.”

Google Chrome Accessibility – The Paciello Group Blog

So what do you think of the new Google Chrome browser?

Google Chrome Browser Related Posts

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4 Responses to “ Google Chrome Beta is Out ”

  1. Martha says:

    Even Google is not yet safe!

    Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1843

    Martha

  2. TV Bracket says:

    hi..
    I agree Google chrome is not foolproof but guys.. its still in BETA and I am sure it will greatly improve with time …. and one thing I am sure about that it will be much better than IE which even after many versions sucks… and I hope that google chrome will give a good fight to firefox….

  3. dino delellis says:

    Well , I guess I’ll wait a little while longer before moving to Chrome , I’ll wait for it to work out the bugs , kinks and security issues.

    That’s why I’m a little phobic towards Beta phases because there still a lot of holes to cover. Oh well it won’t hurt to wait awhile right?

  4. Google Chrome is out of Beta! – December 11, 2008.

    Google Chrome Releases – Announcements and release notes for the Google Chrome Browser.