Chrome is the name of Google‘s mobile and desktop browser which has gained a lot of market share in recent years.
Launched in 2008
Chrome turned ten years old in September 2018.
Built on WebKit, Mozilla Firefox into Chromium
Google used parts from Apple’s WebKit rendering engine and Mozilla’s Firefox to create Chrome, making the browser something of a hybrid, while making all of the source code available as part of the Chromium project (which is, itself, a good Linux browser in its own right).
A Tab based browser
Chrome was one of the early “tab based” browsers, which are now the norm everywhere, and pioneered some nice features, such as sandboxing browser tabs, so crashes in one did not shut down a whole browser.
Chrome using a lot of RAM?
That said, Chrome running alone can prove something of a resource hog, so its often necessary to add a browser extension to shut off inactive tabs from consuming resources – which is of course possible owing to the modular nature of the browser.
If you find Chrome is consuming too much RAM, try a browser extension.
When we write tutorials about Google Chrome, or mentioning Chrome, they’ll be posted into the list below. Check them out.