I ran across an interesting chart from TG Daily which shows a side-by-side comparison of market share for both Chrome and IE 8 from Net Applications data. It's very interesting to see that Google has been ahead Microsoft's new browser since they were both launched. To be fair, the only way to get IE 8 is by downloading it manually, so market share is sure to drastically change once Windows 7 is ready for most consumers in 2010.
If we're talking about how the two are trending while on equal ground, it appears Chrome is accelerating while IE is losing steam. Considering the two are in direct competition to be the "next browser", it's looking promising for Google. They have already made themselves the default browser in the Google Pack, and before long, Chrome will be pre-installed on computers. The anti-trust ruling against Microsoft over Internet Explorer will make it basically impossible to prevent Google from striking deals with OEM's.
Given this information, what do you think about Google's chances in the coming years with Chrome?