New browser coming

This news has been generating quite the buzz today:

“At Google, we have a saying: ‘launch early and iterate.’ While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit ‘send’ a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we’ve now made the comic publicly available — you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.”

Read the full article here.

Google is only releasing it for Windows.

They intimate that they intend to release a version for OS X and/or Linux in the future.

(They said they intended to release gears for safari soon too. It’s been a year or so and the first beta has finally been posted.)

Interesting choice to release only for Windows. There’s no really good options for accessing Google services on the Mac. Firefox runs slow for me on the Mac and Safari isn’t fully supported. They’re gunning for Microsoft it seems more than they’re trying to drive early adopters to use their system.

Author: Nicholas Knisely

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