tools:chrome

Chrome

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Google Chrome simply known as Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed and created by Google. It was first released in 2008 for the Microsoft Windows operating system built with free software components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox. Versions were later released for Linux, macOS, iOS (formerly IphoneOS), and Android, where it is the default web browser. The browser is also the main component of ChromeOS (stylized as chromeOS), where it serves as the platform for web applications.

Most of Chrome's source code comes from Google's free and open-source software project Chromium, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware. WebKit was the original rendering engine, but Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine; all Chrome variants except iOS now use the Blink engine.

As of October 2022, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 67% worldwide browser market share (after peaking at 72.38% in November 2018) on personal computers (PC), is most used on tablets (having surpassed Safari), and is also dominant on smartphones and at 65% across all platforms combined. Because of this success, Google has expanded the "Chrome" brand name to other products: ChromeOS (stylized as Chrome), Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase.

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Chrome is the most popular web browser worldwide as of mid-2017, made by the tech company Google. It's available for most operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux and on multiple platforms such as the desktop, phones, and tablets.

Chrome boasts a minimalistic UI and was the first browser to feature “tabs” above the address bar, a convention that was later implemented in other browsers. Other popular features include things such as Incognito mode, tab sandboxing, and a Web Store with extensions and themes.

Although Chrome is not open source, the majority of the source code is available under the Chromium moniker.

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  • Last modified: 2022/08/14 15:07
  • by Henrik Yllemo