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Sep 4 2008   1:09PM GMT

Overheard: Chrome is a do-over

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

steven_levy.gif In the coming era of cloud computing, the Web will be much more than just a means of delivering content — it will be a platform in its own right.

Steven Levy, Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web

I highly recommend Steven Levy’s article on Chrome. He provides a good overview of the project’s cultural and technical background. It was only a matter of time until someone had to re-invent the browser from the ground up. (After all, how many plug-ins can one piece of software have?) It was nice to learn that there was some concern over at Google about Chrome’s affect on Firefox — and that Chrome will remain open source.

And if you wondered where the name came from, here you go:

A less weighty issue was what to dub the product. After considering some ridiculous codenames (Upson says they were so awful that he took the un-Googly step of a top-down veto), the project borrowed its moniker from the term used to describe the frame, toolbars, and menus bordering a browser window: chrome.

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