Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 17th Mar 2009 23:02 UTC
Google In addition to the Chrome 2.0 beta, work for the Linux version of Chrome is on its way. Its official name is currently "Chromium," and Google Chrome for Linux doesn't officially exist yet. For the sake of argument, however, Google Chrome for Linux is on its way whether it's currently in a Chromium and pre-alpha state or not, and now Ubuntu users can get a hold of Chromium to take for a spin. In this article, learn how to install the current build of Chromium to test on your Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based system and see several screenshots of the budding browser.
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javascript is fast!
by pooo on Tue 17th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC
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First thing I tried was this:

Silky, perfectly, smooth using the alpha builds of chromium.

Tried the same site using Firefox 3.1b3 with Tracemonkey enabled and, uh, very very choppy and unusable.

What's the deal?? I thought both tracemonkey and v8 were comparably fast and equally capable of running such scripts.

In the article they said that some features didn't work but otherwise the browser worked great. I beg to differ on that. Lots of features don't work and I managed to crash it several times ( for example every time).

Pretty exciting start though. If they add an extensions interface that allows adblock (I'll believe that when I see it), Firefox will have real competition with this gtk native app. Cool.

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