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Re: OT google chrome OS [was Re: Graphics card recommendation?]

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Mauriat Miranda wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Robert P. J. Day<rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Tom Horsley wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:50:02 -0400 (EDT)
> >> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >>
> >> >   but what's their target market?  if you can install chrome on
> >> > any other distro (you can, right?), how exactly do they plan on
> >> > breaking into the market, unless they go hard at getting onto
> >> > netbooks?
> >>
> >> That's the only target they mention in their blog. They say they
> >> already have partners signed up to offer preinstalled chrome.
> >
> >  just for fun, i decided to install the chromium browser on my f11
> > x86_64 system.  first, the prebuilt binaries are 32-bit only, so doing
> > a yum install would have dragged down dozens of megabytes of i586
> > packages with it.
> >
> >  however, grabbing the src package and trying to build it also didn't
> > help, since the only supported arches in the spec file are ix86 and
> > arm.  unless i'm reading it incorrectly.  does an x86_64 build of
> > their browser exist for f11?
> >
> I think the v8 javascript engine that Chrome uses isn't 64bit ready
> yet? or has issues in 64bit. So use 32bit or wait (I'm guessing
> 64bit support is low in the priority list).

  i think i'll wait.  i don't feel like loading up my x86_64 box with
72 packages and 47M of i586 content just to see what that browser
looks like.


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