Google Launches New Browser
Wednesday September 3rd, 2008
Gigaom has published an article including comments from Mozilla CEO John Lily that while Microsoft, Apple and Google have other businesses and agenda, Mozilla's singular agenda is to make the web better.
PCMag has published an article commenting on blog posts from John Lilly and Mozilla Foundation Chairperson Mitchell Baker. In his blog post, John Lilly addresses how the introduction of Chrome affects Mozilla and its relationship with Google. Mitchell Baker commented on Mozilla's open development process and the need to continue building great products in a competitive environment.
Last week, Google and Mozilla extended their search partnership until 2011.
News of Google Chrome leaked early when the comic book explaining Chrome's features was published before Chrome was formally announced.
Well, and I noticed that Google Chrome browser consumes quite a huge amount of CPU (namely, 60-70% during the "active usage", at least that's my experience), while I also discovered that it integrates deeply into the operating system. For example, during the installation (i.e. after launching the "ChromeSetup.exe" executable), it was the Windows-owned "svchost.exe" process (to be more precise, the one "instance that runs the most "NT services") that actually downloaded 7.5 MB "chrome_installer.exe", and 22.3 MB "chrome.7z" files (that then performed the actual installation, e.g. creating the startup-entries, starting the "googleupdate.exe" process etc.), and not the mentioned installation-executable itself as I would've expected.
Regards, Ivan Tadej, Slovenia, Europe