What is Chrome

Dear Computer Lady,

What is “Chrome,” and should I download it to my Windows 10 computer? If so, what benefits would it give me, and where do I go to get it?

Thank you, Janice

Dear Janice,

Chrome is a web browser just like Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It is basically a program that reads the code in web pages and displays them for you to read and explore.

It is a good idea to have a second web browser on your computer, just in case you have problems with the first one, you can use the second to research and download files. Other than that, which web browser you use is just personal preference.

You would download Chrome from Google at:



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