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Google Chrome – Browser wars version 2?

September 2, 2008

image News is spreading around the web that later today Google will be releasing a new Internet browser called “Chrome” to battle it out against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox.

Google’s Blog announced yesterday that they had “hit send a little bit early” in distributing a comic book depicting information about Google Chrome and why they are releasing a new open source browser. 

The comic book is now publicly available here and talks about how the web has evolved dramatically since the first web browsers appeared and that they think it is time to create a new Internet browser from scratch. Whilst the comic goes into a lot of technical detail as to why build a new Internet browser, it does reveal some of the powerful testing capabilities they have at their disposal such as utilising “chrome bots” to test millions of Internet web pages to gather information that would otherwise require a large beta group with a long period of time to complete.

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Google is releasing the Windows version later today but promises that a Linux and Mac version to follow soon after.

This is just the beginning — Google Chrome is far from done. We’re releasing this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.

Watch this space….. http://www.google.com/chrome

Posted By Shane Williamson

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