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Google Co-founder: No Mac Chrome an Embarassment

Google Co-founder: No Mac Chrome an Embarassment

by , 11:10 AM EDT, September 4th, 2008

Mac user and Google co-founder Sergey Brin may be happy that his company's Chrome Web browser is out and in the public spotlight, but he called the current lack of a Mac-compatible version "embarrassing," according to Valleywag.

In an interview with BoomTown's Kara Swisher, Mr. Brin asked if she would try out Google Chrome, to which she said "no," because there isn't a Mac version available. Mr. Brin replied ""I know, I know, it's embarrassing."

He added that he doesn't know exactly when a Mac version will be available. "I'm asking every day. I hope it'll be a matter of months," he said.

Google introduced its Google Chrome Web browser on September 2. The browser is built on WebKit technologies, like Apple's Safari browser, and also technologies used in Mozilla's Firefox. The company claims that its Web browser offers users a more streamlined experience geared towards people that spend an extensive amount of time online.

Google has said that Mac OS X and Linux versions of its browser are in the works, but has not committed to a release date.

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