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This article was published on February 13, 2009


First Shots of the UI for Google Chrome for the Mac. Already looks better than on Windows.

First Shots of the UI for Google Chrome for the Mac. Already looks better than on Windows.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Mike Pinkerton, the man behind the excellent Camino web browser for the Mac is also the man behind the Mac release of Google Chrome.

On his blog, he made available the first shot of the UI for the Mac release of the Google browser, and although it’s very basic – we’re already excited.

The shot below is actually of the first time he ran Chrome and loaded a webpage. 

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Pinkerton points out, one of the major hurdles behind the Mac version of Chrome is allowing for individual tabs to crash yet the entire browser to keep on running. Webkit, the engine behind the browser simply doesn’t run that way which has meant a large amount of time devoted to figuring that out.

Below is another (just) released shot of the browser which appears whenever a page isn’t able to load.

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