Google Chrome Browser is an open source Browser based on Webkit.
Millions of people use Gmail and Google docs, so it seems like a logical step for Google to take it to the next level: kill Windows once and for all. They presented their browser with a jolly cartoon, explaining how they wanted to make life easier for all of us users. Which, as Techcrunch put it, was nothing but “a coat of paint on top of a monumental hatred of Microsoft”. I don´t know about hatred, it might all simply be a healthy dose of competition.
In the coming years we may see a surge of applications that bypass the Windows layer and use the browser as the only operating system the user will need.
roar. When combined with Gears, which allows for offline access (see what MySpace did with Gears to understand how powerful it is), Chrome is nothing less than a full on desktop operating system that will compete head on with Windows.