Open Source

Google's browser ported to Mac and Linux

While Google work on an official port of the Chrome browser another company has ported the browser for Mac and Linux users to try for free.

While Google works on an official port of the Chrome browser, another company has ported the browser for Mac and Linux users to try for free.

Developed by CodeWeavers, a company that creates cross platform compatibility software, the browser is based on Google's Chromium code and runs on Wine.The project took just 11 days to complete and was released totally free to show off what the company could achieve, according to a blog post by CodeWeaver's CEO, Jeremy White.

While it's an interesting hack, the developers themselves don't recommend eager downloaders to use the product as their major browser. The FAQ states:

"This is just a proof of concept, for fun, and to showcase what Wine can do. Chromium itself is just beginning. As the Chromium project progresses, they will be providing more compelling support for Mac OS and Linux, particularly with process security and memory management. Those future versions from Chromium will be better suited for daily use than this version."

Users can find the download for Linux and Mac here.

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