Google Chrome is good software. If you're a normal user that's all you need to read from me. Download it and give it a try, it's a significantly better web browser than Firefox or MSIE. If you're a software nerd, read on. Chrome is a great example of Google's commitment to software engineering excellence. It sounds cliché but people at Google really care to get things right, in a technical sense, and Chrome is a product where that ethos really shines.
It wasn't clear at first Google was serious about making Chrome a desktop product. They didn't exactly need it: Firefox is a fine competitor to MSIE already and Google already finances most Firefox development. A common theory is that Chrome was built for Android, the phone OS. Whether or not that's true it's clear that Chrome is also a serious desktop product on Windows, and soon on Mac and Linux. They're even adding desktop frills like changable themes. Chrome works great right now, making both Windows and the Web a better experience. Thanks!