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An internet browser that combines the latest in technology with minimum design

An internet browser that combines the latest in technology with minimum design

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Program license: Free

Program by: Google

Version: 36.0.1985.125

Works under: Windows


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Google Chrome is a free Internet browser available for the PC, Mac and Linux systems. Since its release in late 2008, Chrome has consistently made inroads in regards to market share. The following is an examination of the benefits and determinants in making this program your primary browser for surfing the Internet.

Extensions for Almost Anything

The ability to mold your browsing experience through the ingenuity of others is one of the pillars of the popularity of Chrome. From the visual to the inner mechanics, your online time can be more your own with the availability of extensions. Your personality can now be a reflection of all the time an individual spends online. Seamless integration of these small programs is easy through the Google Play store. The disadvantage is the investigation and work necessary to implement extensions that do not come with Google's blessing.

Faster Due to Streamlined Initial Build

Think back to taking that car for a spin the first time off of the lot. The pickup and response was so much greater than that clunker that was finally put to rest. Chrome has this effect for people entrenched in other browsers. The design and efficiency of the build allowed browsing to go at a pace where the limitations were placed once again on bandwidth. With a minimal amount of maintenance, this browser still has this reputation for swiftness.

Memory Intensive Tabs

The main disadvantage is when numerous tabs are in use simultaneously. Chrome has a methodology of separating tabs for stability. This comes at a significant cost in terms of memory usage. Lower-end hardware systems will find memory being consumed and taxed by this process. This is the main impediment to Chrome's browsing experience for older computers.


  • High degree of customization
  • Speed with little maintenance


  • Difficulty with extensions not sanctioned by Google
  • Memory intensive for lower-end hardware

The Google Chrome browser is a mainstay for many years to come. All the functions expected of an Internet browser are present. With a great deal of customizable options, Google Chrome will continue to be a force to reckon with across a variety of Web-browsing platforms.