Having been introduced to Mozilla Firefox, a few years ago, I feel quite happy that there is a powerful alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). Netscape used to challenge IE's dominance until it went under. There are also other browsers in the market like Safari and Opera and all have strong points. But until now, it's just Mozilla Firefox followed by Opera that has posed real challenge in terms of reliability, surfing speed and protection against viruses, spyware and other types of malware.
Today, Google, the world's most popular search engine, has released the Google chrome browser that will probably go neck and neck with IE. Why neck and neck? Mozilla and Opera are both freely available and has very limited source of research and development funds. As for Google, it has been swimming in oceans of cash for quite some time now. Don't get me wrong. I like underdogs like Mozilla and Opera and I root for their successes. There is nothing like a world where technology is freely accessible for everybody. However, it is my objective prediction that Google will be among the top 2 most popular browsers in the world, within a few months.