Google has released their Google Chrome browser for download to Windows XP and Vista machines today in approximately 100 countries.
Download Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows
Google Chrome is available for download at the Google Chrome home page.
Before installing, be sure to read the terms of service. ReadWriteWeb has an interesting post about a section of the terms of service. Does Google Have Rights to Everything You Send Through Chrome?.
Matt Cutts tries to clear some of the rumours about the Chrome license agreement, Google does not want rights to things you do using Chrome.
September 4, 2008 Update Update to Google Chrome’s terms of service on the Official Google Blog.
September 7, 2008 Update Google posted another article, Making terms of service clearer to further clarify their terms of service for their Chrome browser.
There is a cartoon book also available if you are interested in the technology behind this new browser.
Google Chrome Features
The features list for Google Chrome includes videos on:
- New Tab page
- Application shortcuts
- Dynamic tabs
- Crash control
- Incognito mode
- Safe browsing
- Instant bookmarks
- Importing settings
- Simpler downloads
Google Chrome Help Center
If you need additional help, the Google Chrome Help Center has been setup covering:
- Getting Started
- Using Google Chrome
There is also a Google Chrome Help Google Group.
Google Chrome Buzz in the Internet Community
Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser – Google’s announcement September 1, 2008.
“…This release of Google Chrome does not appear to have been developed with the needs of users with disabilites taken into account, apart from limited keyboard shortcuts, basic support required for accessibility is absent.”
Google Chrome Accessibility – The Paciello Group Blog
So what do you think of the new Google Chrome browser?