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The Best Browser: Summer 2010 Edition

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Google Chrome, Google's entrance into the browser fray just over a year ago has sent shockwaves through the Web, delivering a potent challenge to long-time favorite Firefox. Perhaps even more eye-opening is the radical ground shift Google envisions by making the Chrome browser the centerpiece of a new Google Chrome OS in which every application lives in the Web, rather than on your local machine. All browser makers want to enable sites that act like rich, responsive local applications, but are the pieces in place for this vision now? Is the most forward-looking browser the best browser to use today?

Google isn't alone when it comes to browser innovation. The key goal of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 is "bringing the whole power of the PC to the Web," according to Internet Explorer Principal Group Program Manager Rob Mauceri.

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