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Google releases Chrome for Mac

Google released its Chrome Web browser for Mac OS earlier today
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

I've been blogging about its imminent release for a while now, so this should come as a surprise to no one – but Google released its Chrome Web browser for Mac OS earlier today.

The Chrome Web site now sports a "Get Google Chrome" button (pictured) instead of the previous "Sign Up" when it detects that you're using a Mac

Chrome is free and will run on any Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Its three main features include:

  • Fast start-up
  • Fast loading
  • Fast search

The Chrome welcome page has more details and a demo video.

Chrome Extensions are now live, unfortunately they're not supported on the Mac.

Google Chrome Extensions are not supported on Mac yet. We are working to enable them soon.
Update: Fun facts from the Google Chrome for Mac team:

  • 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

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