Wednesday, December 11, 2019

An Assignment of the Role of Software in It Systems

Question: Write an essay on the Role of Software in It Systems? Answer: Introduction Since the release of the Chrome in 2008, it has grown into a dominant browser. Some of the estimates have put the browser to as high as 35% of the usage in the world. It is a freeware web browser developed by google that uses the web kit layout engine. It was released as the beta version for Microsoft windows on September 2, 2008 and as a a stable public release on December 11, 2008. As of September 2012 the stat counter has said that it is the most widely used web browser in the world. W3counter stated that chrome became the leading browser globally in august 2012 with 28% of the market share. However Netapplication indicated that chrome was third in size and came just after internet explorer and Firefox. In the year 2008, in the month of September google released a large portion of the chromes source code as an open source project called chromium, which is still released by chrome and are based on google (Reis, Barth Pizano, 2009). Benefits and Features Chrome is known for its stark and simple UI which can be cluttered with extra buttons and fun stuff.. There are numerous interesting options which can be customised to make the working of the browser4 even simpler. The chrome flags is an experimental laboratory in chrome for new features. If we can just type chrome://flags or about: flags in the search bar one will be listed with a number of cool tweaks. If one is running the chrome on windows, Linux or chrome OS it will open a password when an account creation page is opened. The tweak will enable password protected sign in in the web browser (Rahman, n.d.). The tab overview flag utilises the MacBooks track pad to provide a new way of browsing. Three fingers swipe down and all the open tabs can be seen in the simple title display. If one is tired of watching the tabs squeezed in the top of the screen, until one cannot even identify them. Then there is an option called stacked tabs for the windows users only. This flag can be found in the same way in the search bar. Once enabled, the tabs wont shrink anymore but only be stacked on top of each other (Okechukwu, 2014). If one suddenly runs across something in course of internet travels and want to share the post. The post to tumbler extension can help it to share to tumbler just by a right click on the image that strikes and the option to share it will be available. There are many options to make reddits appearance and performance better on the chrome by the help of the reddit companion which adds a bar to the browser and will allow to vote and view comments at any time. Pocket is an extension in chrome which enables to store articles and pages for later readings instead of leaving the tabs unmanageable and cluttered. Talk to is a tab which can manage all the chat options of a user in one tab and therefore makes it easy to manage ('Google', 2012). Conclusion The chrome is an extensible and very flexible browser which has been developed by windows keeping all its options very simple in order to be used by anybody. It is very versatile browser and therefore the largest used browser in the world. References Google. (2012).ECOS. doi:10.1071/ec12481 Okechukwu, O. (2014). Security Evaluation of Google Chrome Operating System.IOSRJCE,16(6), 64-67. doi:10.9790/0661-16676467 Rahman, A. Google Mania.SSRN Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.1346312 Reis, C., Barth, A., Pizano, C. (2009). Browser Security.Queue,7(5), 3. doi:10.1145/1551644.1556050

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