Google to launch their own web browser – Chrome – today

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Do Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera and Safari all fail to meet your needs? Does the world need a fifth mainstream browser to fill some gaping browser functionality hole? It seems that Google feels the answer is “yes”, and so has developed a web browser from scratch (UPDATE: apparently it’s based on the webkit core that powers Konquerer and Safari, so it’s not from scratch).

You can read all about it on the Google Blog.

UPDATE – It is now available for download from Please note that it is a beta download for Windows XP/ Vista at this stage (sorry for not mentioning the OS restriction before)

Here’s a sneak screen-shot for those without Windows (courtesy of Google Blogoscoped). It looks even better on Vista as they’ve used the Aero Glass effect well: