OMG Chrome Beta for Linux is available!!11!!…………………….is all I saw on Twitter/identi.ca the other day. So I figured I’d give it a go, knowing it should be much different from Chromium.
It seems that, somewhat surprisingly, I was wrong. I downloaded the 64 bit .deb file from the chrome site and installed it. Easy enough – there’s also RPM’s for any of you using Fedora etc. One thing I liked, though incredibly insignificant, was the Chrome logo – I just prefer the green, red & yellow to the Chromium blueness.
From what I can gather from various bits of info online, and my own personal use of the browser, it’s very similar to the latest builds of Chromium, except it carries the official Google backing. One thing I did notice though, which is a deal clincher for me right now – is that flash (specifically YouTube & BBC iPlayer, I haven’t tried anything else really)….works! Now I have received a Flash Player update today, but it worked before that
Another thing that seems to have been fixed is the double posting issue a lot of Linux/Chrome users were experiencing over on Ubuntu Forums – thankfully I haven’t had it happen yet, but I’m keeping an eye on it. I just have the privilege of being able to remove my double posts without having to report it first
All in all – I’d say it’s definitely worth looking into, especially if you’ve been put off trying Chromium