Browser War 2.0

Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

logo_sm Yesterday Google announced [1] that they are working on a own Web browser. The first beta version will be available for Windows today in more than 100 countires, Mac and Linux versions are coming soon. An official starting point could be [2] as it returns an http error 404 instead of a simple redirect to the Google search.

While writing a lot about missing features [3] in Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 I’m very happy that Google will introduce their new browser as open source browser, Google Chrome. There is a comic [4] available that gives you some information.

We're hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.

This is what I’m waiting for, a faster [5] and [6] more [7] robust [8] Web browser. For me it doesn’t matter which company will develop this robust and fast Web browser  (well, I would still prefer Microsoft, of course). Google needs to develop a own Web browser maybe because of the Google Android Phone [9].

Source code of Firefox [10] is available, Google has announced writing an open source browser, parts (WebKit [11]) of Apple Safari is available as open source code, too. Will Microsoft change their mind and put the source code of Internet Explorer 8 at

Very exciting to see Browser War [12] 2.0 starting. Who will win the battle?image

Update: see the full Google Chrome comic here [13].