For Linux users wondering when they would get a chance to use Google's Chrome browser instead of the open source Chromium version, the wait is over: today the Google team has announced the beta release of Google Chrome for Linux.
The elves on the Google Chrome team have been especially busy this holiday season. It’s not even Christmas, and they’ve wrapped up and delivered Google Chrome betas for Mac and Linux, and an Extensions beta for Google Chrome on Windows and Linux.
What I would like to know:
Is there a long term Linux Operating System that uses the least amount of ram to run Google Chrome and or Chromium and have a quick robust responsive OS which would fit my dual boot along with Windows XP?
A browser nowadays is more than a tool for accessing the web. With the right extensions, you can put it to many other nifty uses. Case in point: the Chrome Remote Desktop extension which turns Google Chrome and Chromium into an instant, secure, and hassle-free solution for accessing and controlling remote machines.
After installing an Xubuntu update today (not sure if this is actually related) I noticed a Linux Mint logo in the upper left corner whenever I searched with Chromium and using its default search engine which is google.com (the options google maps, etc. were gone, very annoying).
The web browsers in the software repository of Linux Mint are usually set to use some custom search engines. For example, Yahoo search and DuckDuckGo are used as the default search engines in Firefox, the preinstalled web browser of Linux Mint 13.