[UCI-Linux] Google Chrome native for Linux
harry.mangalam at uci.edu
Tue Jun 9 10:49:46 PDT 2009
I mistakenly provided the naked download URL. The chrome site which
lists background, hints, installation docs, etc is at:
Note that the provided installation package there is only in .deb
format, altho it may be alien-able to RPMs.
Suse-based systems ...? Sorry, dunno.
On Tuesday 09 June 2009, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> Google has released a Linux-native version of their Chrome browser.
> I've been using for a couple of days and even tho it's labeled
> alpha, it is /very/ nice. No flash, no youtube, etc, but for basic
> browsing it's seems about 5 times faster than Firefox and hasn't
> crashed once yet - while FF has exploded about 3 times.
> The speed and stability may be due to its ignoring the flash
> garbage littering the web.
> Generally well designed (tho with the more primitive looking GTK
> toolkit vs Qt - personal quibble), layout engine works well,
> rendering is very good. They've definitely taken the 'less is
> more' approach in design. Some interface tweaks are sure to be
> coming - larger/smaller buttons in some places, better hiliting,
> they've been looking at all the browsers out there - I can see bits
> of FF, Opera, and Konqy in the design.
> June 9th version is here:
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