Check it out.
For a minimalist browsing experience, it's not exactly boss, but it works well and is pretty fast in certain areas. It's worth having as a second browser.
If you want something even more minimalist than Chrome, Epiphany, Midori, and Lynx are some options.
EDIT: Also, for those who are paranoid about Google's all-encompassing privacy violators, don't use Google's software. In fact, the internet doesn't know anything about you if you don't use it, which is more or less what Google's CEO said in a context-less interview that had Slashdot in a tizzie. If you don't want Google to know about you, then don't tell Google about yourself - I can't see how this is any more difficult than that.