Codeweavers has got a Linux ‘version’ of Chrome!!! (And a Mac version too.)
Chromium is the new Google browser. It is good because it is open source. (Yes, Virginia, that is one criterion for being ‘good’). Also, it might be good for other reasons. My friend Gayle really likes it, for instance. I might especially like the fact that it is multi-threaded, so when some moron produces a web site that crashes my browser over there (pointing to left side of monitor) I don’t lose the thing I’m working on over here (pointing to right side of monitor) like I did the other day (angry, frustrated look on face).
THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT so don’t use it unless you like to experiment.
To install the Mac version, just drag and click and everything will be fine after that. As with all things Mac, we can assume it ‘just works’ (please let us know if you try it!)
For the Linux version, you need to “use the appropriate tools for their respective Linux distributions to unpack the installer package” which means, if the package is in your distro’s package list, click the little box and say “ok.”
If the package is not in your distro’s source list, then you will need to download it from this page but if you are downloading the .deb package onto a Ubuntu machine, you won’t have to click on it like you do with a Mac. It just works.
(Linux users will always have to enter a password to install new software, of course)
I’ve got it running and it works just fine. Does not seem to like embedded videos yet, but I’m sure that is just a matter of a bit of tinkering. Then, it will just work!!!