Google released a “developer preview” of Chrome for Linux today. As they say at the site:
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.
How incomplete? So incomplete that, among other things , you won’t yet be able to view YouTube videos, change your privacy settings, set your default search provider, or even print.
Predictably, I downloaded the DEB and fired it up. It’s not bad. The lack of plugin support is too bad, and certainly makes this browser unusable as a primary tool. But it seems pretty speedy, and it looks nice so far.
It’s nice to see that they are working on it, and hopefully enough people will try it out that the bug reports will be helpful.