Oh No! Not another Browser! Google Chrome Announced

by admin September 2, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Google has subtly announced its incoming Google Chrome browser, which is based on the existing rendering engine Webkit and will include Google’s Gears project, through a comic book drawn up by Scott McCloud, creator of the classic Understanding Comics. It will be open source, and written from scratch, and will feature many improvements such as multithreading, enabling separate threads to render separate tabs, preventing an overall browser lock-up due to a faulty page or, more frequently, a JavaScript glitch.

It will feature a new JavaScript Virtual Machine, too. It’s quite obvious that basically all virtual machines used by today’s browsers, well, suck. They hang up frequently, slow down even the fastest computers for some crappy, basic operations, and they suck up gigabytes of memory for no apparent memory. Google’s solution is the brand new V8 virtual machine, built from scratch by a team in Denmark, which promises to fix all these problems.

Full story: efluxmedia.com