Browsin’ with my homeboy

Well, it appears Google is launching its own open-source browser (Chrome) sometime today. You can learn more about it by reading their informative comic.

Chrome, said Google’s vice president of product management, Sundar Pichai, is based on the same WebKit engine that powers Apple Inc.’s Safari, and like Microsoft Corp.’s new Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2, sports a privacy mode that erases most evidence of browsing from the application when a session is shut down.

Pichai said that Google would post an announcement on its company blog when Chrome is ready to download.

UPDATE: In yesterday’s post on Google Chrome, we promised to let you know when it would be available for everyone to try — and that time is now. Visit to download and start exploring. (For the moment, it’s available only for Windows users, but you can sign up on the download page to learn when the Mac and Linux versions are available.)

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Learn about Google Chrome.