An unlimited number of standards compliant browsers would be no big deal. Right now, if you develop for FireFox, Safari, or Opera first, you rarely need to make any changes for the others to work. IE is all that causes cross browser compatibility to be so painful. Chrome shouldn't have any negative impact on the situation (and potentially great positive improvements).
Are you serious? They start a new process when you open a new tab? If so, that's just ridiculous.
I played around with Chrome last night for a few minutes and I agree with M.Gorney that it feels half-baked. I really don't understand why people have put so much emphasis on Google. Other than their search engine, they haven't released anything that was that was impressive to me. I like GMail, but it had a really slow start and I still don't care for the UI (though I have to admit that it's better than Hotmail or Yahoo). Like anything else Google has released, it feels rushed out the door and for no good reason.
If somebody is going to release another browser, it really needs to be innovative in some way. From my first impression, it feels like Chrome is far behind even IE7 in functionality. And Firefox 3.0.x is so far out of its league that you can't even compare them.
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