[UCI-Linux] Google Chrome native for Linux

Harry Mangalam 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:
> <http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-linux/17

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