06-08-2009, 03:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Google Releases Mac OS X and Linux Chrome Developer Builds
From our front-page news:
When Google's Chrome browser hit the market last September, very few seemed to be not impressed. For the company's first shot at a commercial browser, it worked well, was incredibly fast and was the furthest thing from being bloated. The biggest caveat though, was the lack of support for both Mac OS X and Linux.
That has changed, just a little. The company has finally released "developer builds" of the browser for each platform, although it's not really recommended that end-users touch it, much less use it as their primary browser. As it stands right now, YouTube videos don't function, and neither does the ability to print.
In addition, you can't change your privacy settings, or even your default search provider. So overall... quite incomplete. It's great to see proof of active development though, and hopefully it means users of alternative OS' are soon going to have another choice of web browser. For those interested, Chrome owned 5.49% of Techgage site viewage last month.
In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software.
Source: Chromium Blog
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