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Author Topic: Google Chrome for Linux  (Read 3976 times)

prince

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Google Chrome for Linux
« on: May 25, 2010, 07:00:40 pm »

Another candidate for the test repository?
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 01:24:03 pm by prince »
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux released, now stable!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 06:07:04 am »

Why are they distributing .deb and .rpms on their front page and not the source?

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Re: Google Chrome for Linux released, now stable!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 06:23:18 am »

Dunno. And I'm not that impressed with Chrome. I've had issues with my users tripping port flood protection on the server. Only happens when they're using Chrome.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux released, now stable!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 07:01:35 am »

Seems silly that a company like google would offer this for "linux" and assume linux=deb|rpm

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Re: Google Chrome
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 01:26:30 pm »

I agree with Moe guys. I'll edit the subject.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 01:59:59 pm »

I'm using Chrome right now.  But if someone wants to build it they will have to get the source code on the Chromium projects page.  you can install it and it work ok in VL-6.0 Standard and Light.  It will not install on VL-6.0 SOHO at the moment though many missing or dependencies needing to be relinked.
you can install it by following the fine tutorial at
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/10.Browsers/gchrome/gchromeVLlight.htm

But I'm not a great fan of it either.  It's fast though.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 08:27:09 am »

The debs or rpms could be opened (using /sbin/deb2targz or /sbin/rpm2targz) and repackaged as tlz. I have done this successfully when testing previous beta versions. The only other deps needed (I think) are Gconf and mozilla-nss. Both of which are in the repos. (mozilla-nss may be in testing)
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 08:31:17 am »

Sure, anything can be done. But that's not the point. I would expect google to provide a package that is more in line with the linux standards and not with X distro's standard.

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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 08:33:34 am »

Half the things Google does doesn't make much sense. They've got some brilliant minds working in the company, but man, it really shows their lack of "street smarts" when it comes to applying things to the real world. ;)
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 08:40:55 am »

True that

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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010, 07:40:25 am »

Whatever you might think about Google's deb/rpm policy, it's easy enough to install (in Standard at least) if you follow the tutorial, and you might just prefer it to Firefox etc.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2010, 07:44:22 am »

I've tried Chrome on several occasions. Personally, it just doesn't do anything for me. I prefer Opera still, although with the recent changes they've made to the version 10 series, they may loose me as a user.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 05:40:14 pm »

Which changes to Opera 10.x bother you? At first I was stunned to have no menu and no dropdown replacement such as in Internet Explorer, but once I restored the menu by clicking on the Opera icon at the top left, I felt at home again.
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2010, 06:10:17 pm »

It's the skinning changes they've been making that have me thinking about tossing the browser. Especially under Windows. 10.53 is fugly!
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Re: Google Chrome for Linux
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 06:23:39 pm »

I've never done anything with skins. I just leave it the way it comes. I do use Opera 10.5x in Windows but I don't run Windows often enough to have noticed.
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