Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

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Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby craigevil » 2009-12-08 21:13

Hello everybody out there using Linux -

Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux! Thanks to the many Chromium and WebKit developers who helped make Google Chrome a lean, mean browsing machine. Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Linux team:

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

Thanks for waiting and we hope that you enjoy using Google Chrome!


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http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html

$ apt-cache policy google-chrome-beta
google-chrome-beta:
Installed: 4.0.249.30-r33928
Candidate: 4.0.249.30-r33928
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500 http://dl.google.com stable/main Packages
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby milomak » 2009-12-08 21:37

how do you find it handles with java and flash sites?
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby sir fer » 2009-12-08 22:10

that would explain why SRWare Iron is available as well...google chrome without the spyware.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby Strata92 » 2009-12-11 15:42

sir fer wrote:that would explain why SRWare Iron is available as well...google chrome without the spyware.


Do you know what exactly its removing? I mean i haven't spotted anything obvious that chrome is storing, just the search auto completion, guess they could find the sites i visit with that but i don't care.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby eric1959 » 2009-12-11 16:16

I've installed version 4.0.249.30 today, it's running but not showing any page ! Starting google-chrome in terminal is showing :

[11627:11635:1150046399:ERROR:/usr/local/google/home/chrome-eng/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc(192)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/com.google.chrome.CCcuHn failed: No such file or directory
[11627:11627:1150571921:ERROR:/usr/local/google/home/chrome-eng/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc(192)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/com.google.chrome.R9tDoh failed: No such file or directory
[11627:11642:1150784859:ERROR:/usr/local/google/home/chrome-eng/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc(192)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/com.google.chrome.oOtIEb failed: No such file or directory
[11627:11627:1151035424:ERROR:/usr/local/google/home/chrome-eng/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc(192)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/com.google.chrome.tMATz6 failed: No such file or directory
[11627:11642:1151206541:ERROR:/usr/local/google/home/chrome-eng/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc(192)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/com.google.chrome.Mj68W1 failed: No such file or directory

Any solution ?
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby sir fer » 2009-12-11 22:11

Strata92 wrote:
sir fer wrote:that would explain why SRWare Iron is available as well...google chrome without the spyware.


Do you know what exactly its removing? I mean i haven't spotted anything obvious that chrome is storing, just the search auto completion, guess they could find the sites i visit with that but i don't care.


It's not what chrome is storing but apart from the highly irritating constant pinging of google every time you type something in the address/search bar it is sending google info about your browsing habits. I may be paranoid but I just don't like it. But then I don't like google in general.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby dbbolton » 2009-12-11 22:32

I like the xkcd knock-off.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby milomak » 2009-12-11 22:41

it's not immediately clear to me how I can manage cookies myself. adblocking is available as an extension which is good.

tbf the speed gains from chrome and opera are not so great as to make me abandon FF (or any of its derivatives).
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-12-11 22:52

craigevil wrote:60,000 lines of Linux-specific code written
23 developer builds
2,713 Linux-specific bugs fixed

That's what happens when you start with unportable code. I think they didn't look too much forward when they made Google Chrome first time.

I've been running Chromium for a while and is working great, very fast, very compatible (all the sites I use including banking, credit cards) work just fine. Now there are extensions such as flashblock, adblock (I think there are around 500 extensions already). I don't see any reason to use Firefox now. I was not a Firefox fan before either, I preferred Opera, but Opera is not as compatible or as fast as Chrome, so it loses, even though I don't have good mouse gestures in Chromium yet.

Yes, Java and Flash work just fine.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby Paulfocused » 2009-12-11 23:05

To be honest I've always been a fan of Firefox/Iceweasel. I've tried many others, but I always go back. Midori is cool too. The concept of Chrome is nice, but it's just not for me.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby craigevil » 2009-12-11 23:33

Paulfocused wrote:To be honest I've always been a fan of Firefox/Iceweasel. I've tried many others, but I always go back. Midori is cool too. The concept of Chrome is nice, but it's just not for me.

Same here plus Chrome uses way more ram/cpu than Firefox and for me at least takes twice as long to load a page as Firefox does.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby Bulkley » 2009-12-12 00:04

Because it is Google, I have to ask. What's in it for Google? Is there some code hidden somewhere that gives them feedback that they wouldn't get from a Firefox user? Do you have to put up with their banner the way Opera users used to? Are there more than the usual ads?
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-12-12 00:16

Bulkley wrote:Because it is Google, I have to ask. What's in it for Google? Is there some code hidden somewhere that gives them feedback that they wouldn't get from a Firefox user? Do you have to put up with their banner the way Opera users used to? Are there more than the usual ads?

if you are afraid of Google code you can use Chromium which is open sourced.

What's in for them? Google is the default search engine, they also control the user experience, not likely that an upgrade would install Bing as default search engine. They won't have to pay other browser makers to put Google as default search engine (where do you think Mozilla makes money out of Firefox?). Better support for their online services: Gmail, Google Docs, etc. Weaning people from IE. And there are probably other reasons.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby llivv » 2009-12-12 01:57

Have you read the eula? Very near the end of the 4 pages of 8 point type, there is a clause stating you allow google unrestricted remote access the the code. See if you can find it and if it sounds right to you or no.
There have been a few blog entries at planet about google in the last few days too. One is about working to make the beta binary into a package if possible. They might still be up if you can find them.
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Re: Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux!

Postby jheaton5 » 2009-12-12 03:23

llivv wrote:Have you read the eula? Very near the end of the 4 pages of 8 point type, there is a clause stating you allow google unrestricted remote access the the code. See if you can find it and if it sounds right to you or no.
There have been a few blog entries at planet about google in the last few days too. One is about working to make the beta binary into a package if possible. They might still be up if you can find them.

You read all 4 pages? :P
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