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Web Geek’s Guide to Google™ Chrome by Yvette Davis, Jerri Ledford

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CHAPTER 1Web Interactions Past and Present

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The Theory of the Web-Based Operating System

Browsing in an Application-Driven World

The day that Chrome was released for public use, the Internet was afire with theories and conjecture about what Google’s ultimate goal behind the release is.

It was brave, after all, for Google to enter the Browser Wars this late in the game. It’s like coming to a tennis tournament and taking on the top rated players in the last two brackets of the tournament. If you’re an unknown player, no one is going to know what to expect.

And no one knew what to expect from Google’s Chrome, either. Is Google trying to take over the Web? Or maybe it’s creating a web-based operating system? What in the world ...

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