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Old 12-08-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Google Chrome 4.0 Beta for Linux Arrives

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Just in time for holidays, the wonderful developers at Google announced a few minutes ago that the Chrome browser for Linux is finally in a beta state and has been added on the official Chrome website for download!

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I have been waiting on this for a while, and I had even subscribed to their news letter for when it was the email a few hours ago, and then just did the installation via RPM (I am using Mandriva One Spring 2009) through Konsole...I am on it now, and have even imported my bookmarks from my Vista install of Chrome...I love it!!!

I cannot wait to see how much I actually accomplish now that I no longer have to use FF, Konquoror, Midori, Sea Monkey, Aurora, Epiphany or Galeon!!! YAY!!!

For anyone who is curious, the install via Konsole was really easy, but I had to update my system with LSB >= 3.2, so I went into the Mandriva Control Center > Install & Remove Software, searched for LSB and installed all the 4.0 versions.

Then, reopened Konsole & browsed to my /usr/Desktop/Chrome folder, then typed: rpm -iv ./google-chrome-beta_current_i386.rpm

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Its still slower than Firefox here, nothing more than a different browser to play with.
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I haven't installed chrome on my mandriva or slackware machines yet, but on Ubuntu the 64bit is INCREDIBLY faster than firefox and on my atticware 32bit Ubuntu, the daily build that upgraded (I would assume to what is essentially the beta, just updated and using it now so no chance to compare) opens quite a bit faster. Flash seems a world faster in chrome than firefox on both machines as well.


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