Google Chrome for Mac; Beta!

You know, I want to try something new. I’ll publish this post, and keep publishing it as I go, just to see what’ll happen. Anyways, here goes nothing.

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Annnd… its a boy!

Today marks the first birthday of Google Chrome’s official Beta, for Mac. Yes, yes, before you all whine at me, there has been a very, very buggy developer build for Mac out, released via the Chromium Project. The Chrome browser, not to be confused with the Chrome OS, is Google’s take on the web browser. Its one of the fastest browsers available on the market, and one of the most light-weight as well. What it lacks in plugins and such (although more and more plugins are available daily), it makes up for in features; from various built-in styles to its useful one-site browsers (for quick launches of web apps), Chrome is certainly the browser to use.

Some numbers.

  • 73,804 lines of Mac-specific code written
  • 29 developer builds
  • 1,177 Mac-specific bugs fixed
  • 12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Mac code base, 48 external code contributors
  • 64 Mac Minis doing continuous builds and tests
  • 8,760 cups of soft drinks and coffee consumed
  • 4,380 frosted mini-wheats eaten

Try it out! You won’t regret it.

Download Chrome for Mac!

P.S. Try out chrome’s awesome JavaScript-rendering engine with some JavaScript “experiments”