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Will you switch to Google’s shiny new browser?

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google-china.jpg The first reviews of Google’s new web browser, Chrome, praise its sleek looks and superfast downloads, but can’t agree on whether it is good enough to persuade people to switch from Explorer or Firefox.

Mike Harvey, of the Times, gives it three out of five stars and says it should spark a “browser war” on the Internet.

“It is already an improvement on Internet Explorer, but does not go much beyond the functionality of Firefox,” he writes.

Chrome has an “intuitive and friendly” system of tabs to allow users to switch between web pages or email, he says. The browser also loads pages “very swiftly”.

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