Google Chrome in 64-bit Linux Version

Aug 24, 2009

Linux users can now get a 64-bit version of Google Chrome.

Even though the Google browser is not yet in an official, stable Linux version, the free operating system has moved ahead with 64-bit development. Chrome developer Dean McNamee wrote on the mailing list that he now has a 64-bit version running for the last few weeks "after a handful of changes on the Chromium side." The build instructions are on the project page.

Ubuntu users can get a native 64-bit build in Launchpad via a personal package archive (PPA). Windows users will have to be patient, as Chrome developer Mads Sig Ager indicates in a reply on the list: "We have focused on making the 64-bit version of V8 work on Linux and Mac at first." Having it compile on Windows is the next step, which they hope to accomplish "soon."

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