It’s on: the Google Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer browser war is officially underway, and Google Chrome is still in beta form.
Firefox version 3 set a new world record when it was downloaded over 6 million times on its launch. So how will the similarly open source Google Chrome web browser fair versus that figure? [click continue reading for more on this entry]…
Well we don’t know yet how many downloads Google has had so far for its Google Chrome browser, but the huge spike in web searches for the term Google Chrome, according to Google Trends, suggests there is massive activity in cyberspace as users queue up to kick its virtual tires.
Searches for ‘Google Chrome’, according to Google Trends.
“On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple,” Google says of Google Chrome. “To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff – the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.”
“This is just the beginning – Google Chrome is far from done. We’ve released 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 we’ll continue to make it even faster and more robust.”
So what do you think of Google Chrome versus Firefox or IE? Drop me a comment – I don’t care which browser you’re running 😉