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Chrome for Linux and Mac OS X

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
12 years ago2,871 views ...

[URL corrected, I think. -Philipp]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Okay not only is this not native, it's not even through Wine-- it requires codeweavers

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Did anyone get this to run on Linux or Mac? Does it work well?

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp I just installed it on Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) and it doesn't work well. It takes long time to run and it's very sluggish.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Just installed it on Ubuntu 8.04

* It's a bit slow changing tabs,
* Scrolling is juddery
* I'm having problems loading Gmail
* Fonts render strangely
* The status bar at the bottom dosn't go away (even if you go to another program!)
* (Google) Gears dosn't work
* You can't make application short cuts
* It asks where to save each downloaded file
*Slow in general

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was so tempted to try this approach out yesterday when I saw it on Slashdot. But I will wait till its native for the Mac before I install and test Chrome.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Direct download link is the following: ...

There is no support for PowerPC Macs, therefore I have no change to test with this machine:-(

Thanks for fixing the source URL, Philipp, my Opera browser on Nokia Communicator doesn't handle slashes very well.. :(

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I tried it on Mac and it's not really the same experience as in Windows. is slower and more bulky.

We'll have to wait for the official releases :/

adamzhu1986 [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

Thank you Mrrix32, I was about to download it. But I guess I'd better wait for the official release. Hope it will don't take too long.

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