toggle

AAPL Stock: 111.78 ( -0.87 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Codeweavers offers Chromium build for Mac/Linux

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Mon September 15, 2008

CrossOver Chromium

CodeWeavers on Monday announced CrossOver Chromium, its port of Google's Chrome browser now developed to work on Mac and Linux systems. Google recently launched the Webkit based open source browser, although initially just for Windows. Chromium lacks the auto-updating functions of Chrome, and is not intended to be a primary use browser, as the whole Chrome project is in its earliest stages of functionality. CodeWeavers used its Wine intermediary tool to allow Chromium to function across the platforms.

Chrome is being developed to streamline web browsing, boost browser reliability, and increase security. The processes for each tab are kept separate- when one fails, that tab shows an error but the rest can keep going. More restrictions are placed on the type of information sites have access to from the user's computer.

The browser is still in beta, but Google is actively working with developers and the general public toward a formal release. CrossOver Chromium is available from CodeWeavers as a free download.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lackin ...

toggle

Most Commented