February 2, 2009
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google and based on the WebKit Layout Engine and applivation framework. In December 2008, it had a share of 1.04% of the browser market. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Wondows on September 2, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers. The public stable release was on December 11, 2008. Chromium is the open source project behind Google Chrome. The Google-authored portion of it is released under the BSD License, with other parts being subject to a variety of different permissive open-source licenses, including the MIT License, the LGPL the Microsoft Permissive license and a MPL/LGL/LGPL tri-license. It implements the same feature set as Chrome, but has a slightly different logo.