Google Web Accelerator

Posted: May 5 2005, 1:37am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:48pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Google Web Accelerator
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Google offers another new free toy called Google Web Accelerator.

The Google Web Accelerator is as small software tool (works with IE5.5+, Firefox 1.0+) that uses the Google servers as proxy cache for web pages. It is designed for broadband connections like DSL or cable.

I have used it now for 10 min. and the little Web Accelerator toolbar shows that I saved 15.9 seconds of my life - mhm... On average I saved 0.1-0.2 seconds per page loaded. So far that does not really excite me. CNN pages came pretty fast though. I will test it a bit more. If you are concerned about privacy, Google has this answer for you.
Get the free Download here. See also the discussion on Slashdot about the Google Web Accelerator.

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