I love Google as a company but I am getting concerned that their pace of innovation is slowing down. This browser play is an old idea. We did it at AOL many times and struggled to make a dent into Microsoft’s monopoly position and we had a client and we could add a DLL into our code. We also owned Netscape. The work done by Mozilla and Firefox - which I played a direct role in with Mitch Kapor - is truly the only “alternative” play against Microsoft. Many hands make light work against a giant and I believe Firefox is the best alternative in the market.
Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari
I am so glad that Google got into the browsers business. Also I used RSS feeds through myYahoo! and they sometimes don't refresh for ages. Had to migrate everything to Google Reader, it was a pain, but now everything is flying.