Google Chrome and updating

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  1. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    I've just switched over to Google Chrome from Firefox and am amazed at the responsiveness of my computer. it's using roughly 71 MB so far. I have two questions regarding Google Chrome.

    1) how does Google Chrome update? there does not seem to be a "check for updates button" so I guess updating is done automatically?. I know chromium is (and correct me if I'm wrong) the Linux version of Google chrome? I know when I ran Ubuntu chromium was one of the options.

    2) are the builds hot off the presses from majorgeeks.com the next version of Google Chrome and if so why would anybody install from majorgeeks.com if the answer to question number one is it updates automatically?

    sorry for the seemingly ridiculous questions but I'm just trying to learn.

    Matt
     
  2. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    google chrome auto-updates.

    you can check your current version by clicking the wrench icon and clicking "About Google Chrome" <-- a manual update will be done right after you click it.
     
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    You don't need to worry about updates when using Chrome. :)
     
  4. moontan

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    the stuff available on majorgeeks are Betas of upcoming versions.
    it's good for people who like to live dangerously. ;)
     
  5. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Chromium is an open source browser (An unofficial Google Chrome, so to speak. ;)). Google Chrome is based on it.

    I'm running Chromium on Windows.
     
  6. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    Chromium is not the Linux version of Chrome. You can have Chromium on Windows as well.

    Why does majorgeeks.com come into the picture?
     
  7. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    Vasa, that's the only place I saw the betas. :)
     
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