As of January 9, 2009, Google’s new Chromium browser (Chrome for short), already in use for the Windows platform, is in late-stage development for Mac OS and will be ready by the first-half of ’09 according to Brian Rakowski, Chrome‘s product manager, quoted in a CNET.com article by Stephen Shankland: ‘The Mac and Linux versions are up to the level of a basic “test shell” that can show Web pages.’
This, the nerdy spokespersons in the mpg clip say, will increase speed and reduce the risk of crashes and cross-‘contamination’ between the multitude of crazy tangential web programs that the typical user comes across while surfing today’s Web.
The CNET article points users and developers to Chrome’s progress, including a weekly schedule/progress rundown, on Google’s “Mac Detailed Status” page at http://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/developers/how-tos/mac-detailed-status.
– d.g.w. 1/24/09