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Mac Version of Google's Chrome Browser Due 1st Half of 2009

CNet reports that Google is hoping to release a version of their Chrome browser for both Mac and Linux in the first half of 2009. At the moment, the Mac version is just starting to become functional:

"That team now is able to render most Web pages pretty well. But in terms of the user experience, it's very basic," Rakowski said of the Mac version. "We have not spent any time building out features. We're still iterating on making it stable and getting the architecture right."

Chrome is a Webkit-based browser developed by Google that is currently available for Windows only. Google believes it "can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web."

Google's co-founder even acknowledged that the lack of a Mac version was "embarrassing" and that he was running Chrome under VMWare Fusion on his own Mac.