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Get ready for the extensions game !!

chrome news  Get ready for the extensions game !!

Chrome Extensions

If you are a google chrome fan, you might have heard people making fun of your for praising google chrome because it had no extensions support. Now, you can laugh back at them. Extensions will be officially available to everyone very soon. What makes me think so ? Read on ..

Chrome team has been testing and developing plugins or extensions for a long time now. But even on the developer version of Google chrome it required you to add a line of code to the command line for launching chrome. This is no longer required. That means, Extensions support is turned on by default on all google chrome dev versions now.

What this means, to me

So, for someone like me, using google chrome dev version, the browser is extension read, and there is a good documentation on how to create extensions, if I want to code my own thing. There is only one thing missing, an official extensions gallery, like they have for themes. We can expect this too, very soon.

What this means, to you

If you are using the stable version of Google chrome,  this means, you will have all the awesomeness of google chrome extensions and themes very soon, probably on your next update. We have reasons to believe that this will happen along with the stable releases for Mac and Linux. So, there is a big day ahead, when all these things are rolled out, together …

Wait for a great news ….

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Stable Google Chrome for Mac and Linux : Are we there yet ?

There is a new development about Google Chrome for Linux and Mac. ReadWriteWeb found a change in the Google Chrome privacy policy that hints to the release of Google Chrome for Linux and Mac operating systems.

The Change.

OLD:

The Privacy Policy below applies only to Google Chrome for Windows. For the Developer channel releases on other platforms see the privacy policies for Mac OS X and Linux .

NEW:

The Google Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use Google’s products and services

On Google Chrome for Windows, You can configure Google Chrome to not send cookies to Google or other sites as explained here. Google Chrome for Mac and Google Chrome for Linux currently do not allow this level of configuration.

So, we have a strong reason to believe that release date for the stable version of Google Chrome for Linux and Mac is near.

Is it a BIG news ?

It is a big news for people who do not use the development version of Google Chrome for Mac and Linux. However, for those who do not use these, will be really excited to see this news. There is another group who can be happy about this. When they released Chrome development version for Linux, it was only for Ubuntu users. So, users on other Linux distributions like Fedora was left out. This time when the stable version of Linux Chrome is out, we should expect Chrome for all distributions on Linux.

PLUS, I believe that Google will bring the Extensions and Theme support for all platforms Windows, Mac and Linux, to the stable versions. It’s going to be REAL BIG !!

Google Chrome Official Release ( Dev ) for Mac and Linux !!

And finally …..  sorry, I feel I need to add another “finalllyyyy” ( because, it took sooo long ) we have official releases of Google Chrome Linux and Mac OSX.

But wait, why am I so excited ? There is no need to be that much excited yet, since this is a developer version, where you can bugs, crashes and a lot of other issues, and missing features, but still, it makes me happy if not excited. Now, the funniest thing, they have added “don’t download” in caps, on the release post !! check this

In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON’T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software.

DOWNLOAD LINKS

Ubuntu and Linux :  HERE

Apple Mac OSX : Here

Will you be testing them ? Downloading them ? Please let me know your comments ! ( more news and review coming soon )

Wanna Try Google Chrome on Mac ?

Yes, people, I’ve seen many many requests about google chrome for Mac. Now, if you guys wanna try Chrome for Mac ahead of the official release, you can try crossover chromium for Mac.

What is CrossOver Chromium

CrossOver Chromium is a Mac and Linux port of the open source Chromium web browser. CrossOver Chromium is available for download from CodeWeavers, free of charge. This is based on WINE software which lets Mac and Linux users run windows applications on their computers.

Some Facts

Even though it’s nice to experience Chrome browser on Mac before the official release, you should not use CrossOver Chromium as your primary browser, since it’s not the final product, and it’s not a native application. They used a Dev build of the actual chromium package to build this, thus is incomplete.

Okay, I’m Ready, Give me the Link

If you are ready to install Crossover Chromium, here is the download information.

Official Page and FAQ
Support Forum


Remember : Use this only for testing, and not as your primary browser.

Bonus Link : Google Chrome 2 – the Good and the Disappointing

Linux Version of Chrome To Use Gtk+

A quick news update:

Good news for linix and Mac users. Google Chrome Linux/Mac versions are being developed, and we have some updates about it.  Read this article for more info : Linux Version of Chrome To Use Gtk+. For those who do not know what Gtk is, read about it here

So, if you are using linux, or mac, get ready for your Google Chrome experience .. its going to be here very soon. We have a screenshot of Mac version being developed, published here So, things are moving, but not fast enough ?

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