Google Browser Chromium Alpha For Linux - gHacks Tech News

Google Browser Chromium Alpha For Linux

The team that is developing the Open Source version of the Google browser for Linux has finally released the first public alpha version of the Internet browser.

The Chromium for Linux version was in pre-alpha stage for quite some time but the leap to an alpha release marks the next stage in the development of the browser for Linux.

Even the pre-alpha versions of the Chromium web browser for the operating system were fairly stable, but the alpha release marks a new milestone in the development.

The new version of the Google browser for Linux  still lacks several features of the Windows counterpart but it is only a matter of time until those are integrated by the team.

Some of the most important features that are still missing are plugin support, printing, complex tab dragging, complex text formatting and Google Gears support.

The release notification informs you that additional parts of the web browser are incomplete and that users should keep this in mind before they use the version. As always, even a stable alpha version is not ready for use in productive environments.

gogole browser

Interested users find information on how to add the Chromium builds to their Linux distribution on the official Ubuntu Chromium Daily Builds website.

Update: Please note that the location for Linux builds has changed in recent time. This can be attributed to the fact that the Linux version is now under the same release schedule as the Mac and Windows version of Chromium. It is no longer in alpha or beta, and can be downloaded from the official Chromium Projects website.

Windows and Mac users find downloads on that page as well. The latest available version is always listed in the Last_Change directory on the server. It is highly suggested to download and run this build and not previous builds.

The only valid reason that I can think of to run older versions is if the most recent build causes issues on your system, or is known to cause issues that you want to avoid.

Summary
Google Browser Chromium Alpha For Linux
Article Name
Google Browser Chromium Alpha For Linux
Description
The Chromium team released the first public alpha build of the Chromium web browser for Linux; a milestone for the Linux browser.
Author
Publisher
Ghacks Technology News
Logo




  • We need your help

    Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.

    We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.

    If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:

    Comments

    Leave a Reply