Why Chrome is so innovative? For one feature especially : every tab pane is associated to a process instead of a thread! It enables the web browser to be used as an application container...online or offline. It a certain manner, Chrome has some capaibilities of an OS, and with time, we could envisage not having needs for a complete OS, especially if Chrome runs on a Virtual Server.
Some links :
- Read/WriteWeb - Google to Offer its Own Browser: Chrome
- GigaOm - Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
- TechCrunch - No Joke: Google Introduces The Chrome Browser With A Cartoon
- Technologizer - Ten Questions About Google Chrome
- Techmeme - (main articles)