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joey-elijah
June 5th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Google have released the first officially blessed and Google branded release of chrome. Of course it's no different to the daily Chromium builds, but it does come with a different logo and the word 'Google Chrome' instead of 'Chromium'.

You can install it from http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel and scrolling down to 'For Linux' - it'll take you to the appropriate Google page to download.

super.rad
June 5th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Just grabbing it now
EDIT: Thought for a minute there was a proper 64bit version now, still uses the 32bit libarys though

vinutux
June 5th, 2009, 12:07 PM
yeah .................good move..........

hopes.........final stable arrive soon..........:p

Sashin
June 5th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Does this update separately or what?

Sashin
June 5th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Hmm... it seems the Google chrome build is even worse than the chromium build. It lacks the right click new tab function on the task bar.

binbash
June 5th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Chromium builds are better.A crap branding that is all.

http://www.ubuntu-inside.me/2009/06/google-released-google-chrome-not.html

super.rad
June 5th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Hmm... it seems the Google chrome build is even worse than the chromium build. It lacks the right click new tab function on the task bar.

works fine for me

Sashin
June 5th, 2009, 12:43 PM
You mean the menu with the task manager greyed out?
Doesn't work for me.

By the way here's another chrome mockup:
http://i43.tinypic.com/5bz1c9.jpg

JanDM
June 5th, 2009, 12:52 PM
You mean the menu with the task manager greyed out?

Where do you see that? If I right click on an open tab there is no Task Manager option. New tab works though.


By the way here's another chrome mockup:
http://i43.tinypic.com/5bz1c9.jpg
Looks great! Slightly off-topic, but does anybody know what's that free space widget on the desktop?

lovinglinux
June 5th, 2009, 12:56 PM
It is a slightly older build, but it is a good step forward in my opinion.

You can install it along with Chromium, so updates should be separated. Google says it install the repository too, but I couldn't find any references to it in the "Software Sources".

pwnst*r
June 5th, 2009, 01:09 PM
visually how does it differ from Chrome? screenshot anyone?

JanDM
June 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Here you are...

Mazza558
June 5th, 2009, 01:19 PM
visually how does it differ from Chrome? screenshot anyone?

Identical other than a different logo, and a disclaimer pops up in a window on first-run.

Sashin
June 5th, 2009, 01:41 PM
The taskmanager option (greyed out) is only on the chromium build (which is slightly newer).

Everything on my desktop are screenlets, 'cept the downloads thing which is a launcher/shortcut to ~/Downloads.

pwnst*r
June 5th, 2009, 02:36 PM
thanks guys, i'll be installing tonight. i've been using chrome exclusively in windows since its release.