Honestly, I was both surprised and happy when I heard that Google’s taking on Microsoft head-on by introducing an open-source browser… Chrome. It will be launched tomorrow in close to 100-countries. For now, I believe it’s limited to the Windows beta version though. Rightly so if they’re taking on Microsoft first hand. But for the Mac and Linux fans, there is a promise of a special version for Leopard and beyond.
Google has published an online comics board to explain what Chrome is all about, you can see it right here.
I personally believe that doing a browser program as open-source from ground-up is a good idea. There’s nothing like user power. With the community behind developments we are all sure that every feature will be born out of a real-life need, or a user demand.
Check out the comics they’ve published, I’ve somehow related to my usual wrestles with browser problems.
Oh and do pass by their Wikipedia page for more information.