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Chrome mac and linux beta & Chrome Extensions  (View post)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
12 years ago5,923 views

google has launched beta von mac und linux

[Edit: And posted nearly simultaneously by Inferno:

Check it out... it no longer takes u to the dev dashboard but to a gallery!] [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's finally here: Google Chrome for Mac. Available today in beta!

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up to hear from us regarding Google Chrome for Mac! We're excited to let you know that Google Chrome is now available in beta for Mac OS X.

Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Mac team:

73,804 lines of Mac-specific code written
29 developer builds
1,177 Mac-specific bugs fixed
12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Mac code base, 48 external code contributors
64 Mac Minis doing continuous builds and tests
8,760 cups of soft drinks and coffee consumed
4,380 frosted mini-wheats eaten
Thanks for waiting and we hope you'll give Google Chrome for Mac a whirl.

Google Chrome Team [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The favorite doodle extension!:

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "Chrome's Mac/Linux versions and extensions in beta" – Tony]

From the post:

"On the Google Chrome team, we've had the same feeling as we've been working to get betas ready for Mac, Linux and extensions. It's been a long time coming, but today we can check the top three items off our users' wish lists."

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Related to Chrome Beta for Linux:


TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've tried Google Translate extension. It sucks. It translates all pages, you can't configure it :-/

Above 7 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Mike Sullivan [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

The promo site has been taken offline. They must have read your blog.

Anuj Bhatnagar [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Facts about Chrome for Linux (copied from the email received by me)

'60,000 lines of Linux-specific code written
23 developer builds
2,713 Linux-specific bugs fixed
12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Linux code base, 48 external code contributors'

That said, I tried the ad-sweep extension for chrome, didn't work as well as ad-block works with Firefox. Still, something good to look forward to.

igor [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

linux chrome: already using the chromium tree
mac chrome: would like to see universal build with ppc support

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

12 years ago #

Well, I installed the "One Number" extension, which notifies you when you have unread feeds, mails, voices and waves. Great!

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Remember that Chrome is basically Google Spyware. You should rather wait for the spyware free version:

Jerome Leclanche [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago # is down at the moment, looks like they're fixing the privacy issues.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"The App will be available again as soon as possible."

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Update: Google has fixed the privacy hole in question, the Google Security Team, to whom I had sent this issue, tells me.

The problem before was that cards you'd send – which could included your name, a message, and an uploaded picture – would have a URL like the following (slightly changed):

In other words, the ID was only 6 digits long – with just some manual tries, I was able to see other people's cards, and I suppose a dictionary attack could find more. Now, IDs are 36 digits long and thus perfectly OK, e.g.:

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