Google Chrome (Web Browser)

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Google Chrome
Chrome-eye
"We're totally not watching you!"
Chromium Crystal
The latest version of Google Chrome, running on a table
Mantainer(s) Google
Stable release 10100
Preview release 10100.1
Operating system Windows XP, Windows BC and Uncyclux.
File size 1100 cubic metres
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For the religious among us who choose to believe lies, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Google Chrome.

Google Chrome, or botnet, is an Internet Browser, made from a substance called Google Chrome. It is developed by Google, and currently the third most used browser after Mozilla Firefox and Internet Exploder. It is based on the webkit engine, which can't render any webpage properly, which means no virus. It is also the currently the world's fastest browser, maybe because it drives a Ferrari, not a Volkswagen like the IE.

History

Chrome started off when two geologists, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, discovered a new substance several metres below the ground of Tajikistan which they named Google Chrome (their expedition was being funded by Google at the time). Google soon found out that the substance would be perfect for an internet browser because it can carry data at a blazing speed of 10100 mph. They began constructing it by injecting codes like C++ and <html> into the substance and shaping it for the Windows operating system. However, the development stage streched out to 20-30 minutes a few years and went way over budget, meaning that Google had to increase the number of advers on sites it owned, such as YouTube, for extra money. This presents a certain irony every time you type Google-bashing comments on YouTube whilst using Chrome.

Announcement

Google Chrome was announced on August 31st 2008 and publicly released for Microsoft Windows on September 2nd 2008 in 43 "languages". The browser had been downloaded 24 times by the next day because it didn't explode unlike a certain browser. Instead, it would murder. On October 24th, 2008 Google was sued for killing various pages that include Yahoo, Wikipedia, and more. In December 2009, Google released a version compatible with the Linux, Bieber Macintosh and Smooth Cop operating systems.

Getting and installing Chrome

The easiest way to get Chrome is of course, downloading it. But since it's a metal substance, rather than a software, the downloaded item is just a picture of the product. Fortunately, for the people willing to get a real copy of Google Chrome, Google provides a 23-hour hotline at 555-GOOGLEISGOD.
Once the hotline is called, Google will ask the caller to state which variation of Chrome they require. Based on the substance's origins, The caller has a choice of many variations; some of the most well known being "Stable", "Beta", "Dev", "Canary", and, to a lesser extent, "Nightly". As the names suggests, these variations are made to adhere with the many consumers' diverse demands; with "stable" designed for stability, "dev" designed for developers, "canary" designed for canaries, "nightly" designed for the dark knight, and "beta" designed for Google's experimental beta-ray guns. After the caller has made their choice, their order will be passed down from Google's mission control; and will be deilvered to the caller's doorstep trough a high-tech, sophisticated, and secretive airbourne system, which has a ground-breaking 50% chance of reaching the receiver. If it does reach the receiver, they will receive a patented Chromium-made chip which they must jam into their computer with a mallet. Once this process has been completed, the Chromium chip will be melted by your flaming computer and harden on the inner cables, creating a new layer able to cope with even the heaviest amounts of Internet data.

Features

Chromium

The Chromium Compound

Google Chrome has many features, including;
  • Themes: Starting with Chrome 3.0, you could choose from a range of "themes", which are more or less what color your browser background would be. There are a wide range of themes, such as 50 Cent and S&M. Tech-savvy people can actually design their own themes and upload them to an online gallery, although this was revealed to be a large-scale pyramid scheme in 2010.
  • Incognito Mode: An interesting feature which can also be found on Internet Explorer as "Porn Mode", opening an Incognito window blocks any tracking devices (well, apart from the ones made by Google) and does not add your actions to the browser history. Many critics have admitted that Incognito mode has left them feeling "secure".
  • Support from Google: It's a good thing having friends in high places.
  • Separate Process for Each Tab: If a virus or dodgy website is located in one tab, it is isolated immediatly and Chrome ensures that it will be blocked in the other tabs. Or, to put it simply, your computer will go BOOM due to the extreme overload. When told about this side-effect, Google provided hardhats. Later versions, however, have made it so that in the onset of a crash all tabs and extensions are lumped into one big task again, which crashes instantly.

Disadvantages

Hal9k

Google keeps a close watch on what websites you browse, but very rarely cannot allow that, Dave..

The cons to using Google chrome are listed below:
  • Many people consider Internet Explorer the reigning browser and will happily beat up Chrome users over it.
  • Being a merciless corporation, Google riddled Chrome with viruses.
  • If your computer explodes, you'll die in the process, even with a hardhat.
  • The Chrome substance is highly acidic.

Official Disclaimer

Google or any of its parent corporations are not responsible for any damage done to your computer, you, your family, your cat, your dog, your mouse or your house. Legal action will be taken if you attempt to take legal action. If Google Chrome seems to malfunction it's still not our fault. Umm... it's all Bill Gates' fault! Him and Steve Jobs! Yeah, blame them (...you jerk...)!

See also (only if you use Chrome!)

VTE The cornerstones of the Internets
Internet | Internets | World Wide Web
Browsers Internet Explorer | Safari | Konqueror | Maozilla | Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome
Languages Perl | PHP | Java | JavaScript | Internet-speak
Formats Image file formats (LIM PNG SVG) | HTML | SGML
Consortiums W3C
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