Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

I’m in the middle of the road with Chrome. It’s good enough that I use it when I don’t need add-ons. It launches fast, is stable and reliable, but I can’t switch yet. I believe that Firefox has gained most of its share of the browser space by being extensible and filling needs that IE doesn’t provide, not simply by being more compliant to web standards. Once add-ons are supported in Chrome, Firefox will have a run for its money.

The Firefox extension that I miss the most in Chrome is Ubiquity.

Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

By Adam Pash, 10:42 AM on Thu Dec 11 2008

Windows only: Google’s new web browser, Google Chrome, has officially left its beta tag in the dust, graduating to a full-fledged 1.0 release today just 100 days after the initial release.

Yesterday we told you Google Chrome would be leaving beta soon, but we had no idea it would be this soon. According to the Official Google Blog:

We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux.

Good news all around for folks excited about what Google Chrome has to offer. If you’ve been waiting to try it out until Chrome dropped the beta tag, check out our power user’s guide to Google Chrome. Still a Firefox die-hard but like a few of Chrome’s better features? Here’s how to enable Chrome’s best features in Fireox.

Google Chrome [via Official Google Blog]

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2 Responses to Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

  1. Jon says:

    Funny, I never noticed the slow start-up time with firefox until Chrome came out. Now I find myself hitting the firefox button, waiting a few seconds…… "screw it!" and hitting the Chrome button instead. The instant start-up time might just be the feature that sends me over the edge.

  2. saro says:

    Iam a complete fail at computers, so if i want to use chrome can i change back if i dont like it?
    I have the google toolbar installed and alot of what it says chrome does seems to be on the toolbar (opening tabs with visited pages etc) so is it worth it?!