Did Google botch their release of Chrome?
A bit of time has passed since Google Chrome was released. As yet, there is still no working build for Linux. Of course there is always Wine, which many people took advantage of, but now Google has eliminated the download of Chrome which would actually run under Wine, while the other installer for XP will not work for Wine (as far as I know). Now I know they are only offering a working version of Chrome for Windows, and have made no promises other than the fact that they are working on a version for Linux and Apple, but could they not cater at least a little bit to the rest of us? Even if they don't offer a real version other than the Windows Beta (and I personally think they very well could have had versions for all three platforms without too much trouble), did they really need to eliminate the download that would work under Wine? Personally, I think they botched this. In the end it kind of turns me off Chrome. I was pretty stoked at first, because it looked like a great browser, but they have worked pretty hard to cool things off by having a typical 'ho-hum' attitude (or so it seems) about offering Chrome for other platforms.