According to their blog,
We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we're committed to continuing on their path. We've used components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others -- and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.Isn't that sooo cool? Google is my favorite search engine/email host/past-time activity. Firefox is my favorite web browser. Combining them is just a dream come true! The only downside: only users with Windows Vista or XP can download and install Chrome. Oh well, so much for open-source (Linux/Mac-OS) users.
Although the browser is still on its Beta stage, a lot of users are surely expecting a whole lot more from Google. I just downloaded a copy, and I have yet to try it on my PC.