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Chris Cardell

Come on Google… Chrome for Mac?

And Linux for that matter. It’s been almost three months since Google launched their very own browser, Google Chrome. Competing with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera, Google Chrome launched for Windows XP and Vista only and promised that they’d be releasing Mac OS X and Linux versions soon.

News has surfaced that Google may be working with OEM manufacturers to package Chrome with manufacturers machines. Meaning that when you purchase a new computer in 2009 Chrome may come pre-installed along with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Sundar Pichai, Google Vice President stated,

“We could work with an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and have them ship computers with Chrome pre-installed”

This is great for Windows users but why the preferential treatment? Market share.

Google Chrome Logo IconHe believes Google Chrome will exit beta mode in January 2009 and afterwards they can begin work on distribution deals. Seems to me like they’re running before they’ve learnt to walk (or even crawl). Google Chrome not only is missing a number of features present in competing browsers, but they also offer very little in the way of advantages and Chrome has been known to buggy.

Wouldn’t it be an idea to make a complete browser, complete in all operating systems before skyrocketing your market share? After all, won’t having Internet Explorer and Google Chrome pre-installed on the same machine just confuse, is Google Chrome just Internet Explorer with a light blue theme to the average user. Hopefully when it comes out of beta it will be a little more than that.

This entry was posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



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  • Pravee

    Sometime between January and July 2009 I heard.

  • http://www.chess-tactics.net/ Chess Tactics

    Google chrome is not that good. Sure it’s got some neat features, but the fact that Google owns it, it will *never* have the ability to block ads.

  • OFT

    “Brian Rakowski, Chrome’s product manager, said the company wants to release Chrome for Mac and Linux before the first half of 2009 is up.”

  • http://www.joshuaissac.co.nr/ Joshua Issac

    “We could work with an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and have them ship computers with Chrome pre-installed”

    So Google bashes Microsoft for putting Internet Explorer on Windows, but wants to put their own browser on Windows after they have made one? Talk about hypocrisy!

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