Google released a free Web browser called Chrome that the company said would challenge Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, as well as the Firefox browser. All though many of its features are inspired inspired by Firefox and uses Apple Webkit, Open Source Framework.
In a curious twist, Google made its online announcement after its plans appeared as a digital “comic book” that was posted by Google.
Google already competes with Microsoft in online search and Internet advertising. They both make operating software for cellphones. Google is increasingly competing with Microsoft head-on in software that handles basic productivity like word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and e-mail programs. Google has Web-based software in these markets that are low-cost or free alternatives to Microsoft’s lucrative desktop software.