Chrome for Mac, Finally Within Sight?

By  |  Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

Mac on ChromeOver at Cnet, Steven Shankland has taken notice of some info on a mailing list for Google Chrome developers that suggests that Google’s browser may arrive in an OS X beta in early December. If so, fifteen months will have passed between Chrome’s Windows debut and its appearance on the Mac. (Developer versions of Chrome and its open-source doppelganger Chromium for Mac have been around for quite awhile, but the most recent ones I’ve tried have been almost ready for prime time–but not quite.)

I still don’t understand why Chrome for Windows has an admirably sleek two menus, and Chrome for Mac needs¬†nine of ’em. Other than that little mystery, I’m very much looking forward to Chrome finally becoming a cross-platform browser.


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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Relyt Says:

    What do you mean by nine menus?

  2. Harry McCracken Says:

    It’s got nine menus in its menu bar (including the Apple menu, which is mandatory on Macs, and the Help menu, which is more-or-less mandatory). I’m not on a Mac right now so I can’t detail ’em–but it seems like an awful lot…


  3. Relyt Says:

    Oh, ok. So the Windows version’s compound buttons on the right that incorporate all the menus into two buttons really is nonexistent on the Mac version?

  4. Simon Says:

    Can’t wait- but having just started playing with Google Wave, I’ll be curious to see if they can get Gears working properly again. As it stands I can drag and drop into a wave from Chrome in XP, but not from Safari in Snow Leopard.

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