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Google Chrome Beta Officially Released For Linux

No major tech site is currently reporting on this, but (Edit: 45 minutes later the rest of the big tech sites catch up! yet another OMG!Ubuntu! first…) The Google Chrome Beta for Linux is now available officially from google.com/chrome. Prior to this Linux users had to use a pre-beta dev version via the chromium.org development site.


Whilst no official statement has been made yet heralding this official release Edit: Announcement has since been made.

It is available now from google.com/chrome in easy install packages for most major distributions.

Dev Channel
Users wishing to remain on the bleeding edge of Google Chrome’s development can still install the dev channel version @ http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Linux

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