Today Google will be releasing it’s new web browser, Chrome. This will be seen by many people as an attack on Microsoft and it’s control of the browser on the desktop, an attack on IE8 and it’s attempt to control the search market. Not that Google has anything to worry about in that sphere! Tech bloggers and pundits are commenting that it will deepen the rift between Microsoft and Google.
Google has also made it’s work open source, and have made it available to anyone to take and improve further, and incorporate these ideas into their own browsers. The aim is to spread the love, not just keep it for their own game. They actually call on the other browser makers to incorporate this to make things safer for ordinary people who use the web. I think it is a good development. This is a major step forward for the browser, and while it may seem a bit lacking in features at first, there is no doubt that it will become a very sophisticated browser in the future. Interesting times!