Google has written in to let us know that their Chrome team has just put up an official Linux build. There's been the official Windows build of the Chrome web-browser for more than a year now, but now there are finally official Google Chrome builds for Linux and Mac OS X. This is in addition to the Chromium web-browser, which is the open-source version of Chrome, that has been build-able on Linux for a few months now. Even last September CodeWeavers brought Chromium to Linux
via their Wine software. Additionally, the Google Chrome browser now has support for browser extensions as a beta feature in their Windows/Linux builds.
The current Google Chrome build for Linux is considered beta, but that's to be expected. The Google Chrome web-browser is HTML5 compliant and is designed to be fast, secure, stable, simple, and extensible. More information on today's Chrome announcements can be found on the Google Blog
and Chromium Blog
This though should not come as a surprise as Google was expected to release the beta versions for Linux and Mac OS X in December and we had already played with Google Chrome on Linux when benchmarking Chrome OS
(the Linux-based Chrome browser operating system) last month.