You will probably have heard all the hype this week about Google Chrome, Google's first browser and one which is being pitched against both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Here's Google's take on Google Chrome:
On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and
simple. 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
Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a
browser that runs today's complex web applications much better. By
keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one
tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue
sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also
generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's
I downloaded it the other day and it does seem to be pretty fast and, speaking as a non-techie, it does appera to use less processing power than Firefox. I think I need to see how it compares to some of the elements that I have on Firefox - like Live BookMarks and the ability to get RSS before I come to a conclusion on it. There are some things I do liek the soudn of, such as the fact that a tab can crash and not take out the whole application and I do like the about queries you can ask it.
There are already some dissenters who reckon that the latest Internet Explorer browser (8) puts both Chrome and Firefox to shame.
You can find some more information on Google's Blog - Google Chrome Now Live.