updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu September 4, 2008
Brin on Chrome for Mac
The Mac version of Google's Chrome web browser should arrive in "a matter of months," says Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The executive, interviewed by Wall Street Journal writer Kara Swisher, claims it is "embarassing" that a Mac version is not already out, since both he and Swisher use Macs. To cope with the situation, Brin says he is relying on virtualization software from VMware. At present Chrome runs only on Windows.
The release of Chrome, which is based on the Apple-developed WebKit platform used in Safari, has experienced some complications. It initially included an aggressive licensing agreement, granting Google rights over all content posted through the browser, and may have serious security issues, in part because its underlying version of WebKit is outdated. Google has not said when a fix for the Windows software may become available.