Taking aim at Microsoft, on Tuesday Sept, 2nd Google will formally announce an open source web browser to compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Google announced that the beta version of the browser, called Google Chrome, will launch in 100 countries. Initially Google Chrome will be available for Windows users as part of a test-run to "start the broader discussion," Versions for Mac and Linux OSs are expected.
The news leaked out on Monday ahead of the official announcement.
A 38-page, online comic book that provided details about Chrome hit the blogosphere Monday morning, because Google had "hit 'send' a bit early".
According to Information Week, Google Chrome's debut answers a 16-month mystery: Why did Google buy GreenBorder Technologies?