A long time ago before the dot com crash there was a war. The mighty Netscape lost the war and the evil Microsoft dominated the Internet ever since.
The rebel forces of Netscape went into hiding as Mozilla. Along came the New Hope, Firefox with new powers that the Death Star (a.k.a. Internet Explorer) could only dream of.
Yesterday the latest in the new breed browsers was released from Google which now means that all 3 of the big players in Web 2.0 have released browsers for Windows.
Apple Safari – http://www.apple.com/safari/
Google Chrome – http://www.google.com/chrome/
Microsoft IE8 – http://www.microsoft.com/ie8/
And Firefox is at Version 3 – http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Just like last time, these are all free products. The web has evolved into an application platform and it is clear the this is what Google aims to capture with it’s release. I’m not sure why Google decided to go it alone when they did appear to have some kind of relationship with the Firefox group.
Guess time will tell as to who will win this round of the browser wars.