by Cole O’C
The Chrome Web Store is very interesting in the role it fills. Previously, the small apps that iOS and Android users have grown accustomed to were only available on mobile devices. By the time this article came out, I had already had my Motorola Droid for about a year. Now, the same small, enjoyable games available on phones would be available on my desktop. The only thing I had previously seen that was even close to Chrome’s Web Store was Firefox’s extensions, which are a far cry from the Web Store.
Chrome was initially very hard for me to become interested in, despite my positive feelings for Google. I had become very used to my Firefox extensions, and the majority of them were not offered on Chrome. Over time, though, the extensions I liked migrated to Chrome as it begun to shine. The load speeds are fantastic, and their newly implemented instant memory release is fantastic for someone like me who opens a lot of tabs and has a tendency to never close my browser. My favorite aspect of Chrome is the Sandbox, a virtual environment created within the software itself that makes it much more challenging to hack a Chrome user’s computer via the browser.
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In reference to Chrome overtaking Firefox’s market shares: Claburn, Thomas. (2011, Dec 1.) Information Week. Retrieved from http://www.informationweek.com/news/development/web/232200571