Disappointed in not having Google Chrome for your favourite Linux distro ? Now you shouldn’t be. Fetch the Google Chrome packages from here. They are on the development stage and wouldn’t be a stable one. But you can give it a try. Features like Flash will not work in this release. Installing Google Chrome will add the google repository so your system will automatically keep Chrome up to date. (If you don’t want Google’s repository, do “sudo touch /etc/defaults/google-chrome” before installing the package.)
Note: The Linux build still lacks certain privacy features
, and is not appropriate for general consumer use.
A few weeks ago, Google released their first opensource web browser, Chrome. I got excited to hear such a news as Google is one of the enterprise promoting the use of opensource softwares. But later I came to know that they released the beta version only for the proprietary giant Microsoft Windows. Google announce that the Linux version of Chrome will be delayed. Why do they do this by not considering the biggest opensource software Linux ? Is it a move by google to make the Chrome available to more people all over the world since they use MS Windows ? I wonder why ? Anyway lets wait till they release the Linux version before I get a hand on the Chrome.