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Chrome Canary Build Comes to Mac OSX

Hi Guys ! I’m back after being completely offline for a few days. shifted to another house here and it took a while to get the new internet connection.

The news for today, The Canary version of Chrome is now available for Mac OSX users. Yea, those guys with costly beasts 😉

Canary build is something Google built for users to try the latest untested features of Chrome on a different installation without harming your normal browsing experience on Chrome.

The Mac version of Google Chrome Canary follows the same philosophy: it automatically updates more frequently than the Dev channel, and does not undergo any manual testing before each release. Because we expect it to be unstable and, at times, unusable, you can run it concurrently with a Dev, Beta, or Stable version of Google Chrome, says Google.

The interesting stuff that I cover shows up on Canary and Dev builds before any other version. So, it will be nice to have it installed on your computer to enjoy this blog better :-)

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  • Cougar Abogado

    I’d been wondering when this would come out, since it had been showing up on, for about a week or so, prior to it being available to download . . .

    On another note, doing an “about google chrome” on my Windows 7 dev version, I see the version as “dev-m.” What’s the “m” all about???

    • Dinu

      I’m also wondering what this -m is, looking for the reason .. will post it if I find something :)

  • Daniel Chenery

    I just installed this on the College Macs today 😉

    And in reply to Cougar, I noticed that “m” too – Weird!

    • Dinu

      congrats 😀

  • James

    Do you recommend us to get Canary, or would Chromium be a better choice?

    • Daniel Chenery

      After using both, it’s personal preference
      Chromium has more updates, but you must manually download an update
      Canary updates less-often, but it’s an automatic updating system.

      Heck, why not just use both!? :-)

      • James

        It’s just that I don’t want to “clog” my computer. I’m getting to about 1/4 of the memory left, and <15% makes defragging ineffective. Is either more stable?

    • Dinu

      ok, Chromium will not auto update.. whenever you need new version, you need to download it ….

      but you have many, on a daily basis :) if you have patience to download it … 😀

      or stay with Canary .. but its less frequently updated … I’m not that excited even though I have both ..