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Re: Google Goes After Mindshare With Chrome for Mac, Linux
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2009-12-14 14:54:39
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With the release of beta versions of its Chrome browser for the Mac and Linux platforms, Google looks to be laying the groundwork for becoming a major player in the next wave of computing. The Web browser one uses is being increasingly viewed as the next application platform, and getting the Chrome browser on more desktops could give Google strong momentum in the arena. Google has been behind schedule in launching the Mac version of its Chrome browser, product manager Brian Rakowski acknowledged on the Google blog.

Chrome is much more than Webkit
Posted by: smatpy 2009-12-23 04:40:19 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
Porting a browser the size and complexity of Chrome is no trivial task at all. There are things like the V8 JavaScript engine and Gears, which needed to be ported as well, to various OSs and architectures. All that means thousands of man/hours of work.

Learn to Research
Posted by: DeathOfGates 2009-12-14 15:00:53 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
"Google's Chrome browser is free, and porting it to additional operating systems such as Mac and Linux costs time and money. So how's it going to get its money back?"

Do you guys do any research at all whatsoever?


Chrome is built on WebKit which runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows. It always has.

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