Archive for June, 2009

Install Google Chrome for Mac OS X & Linux

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

*Google has also released official builds of Google Chrome for Linux and Mac OS X (see update below). If you are looking to install Chrome on a USB stick, check out Portable Google Chrome.

The Google Browser port, known as Crossover Chromium, is available for download on Mac OS X as a native Mac .dmg file or on Ubuntu, RedHat, Suse, etc. as standard Linux packages.

Google Chrome for Mac OS X- Screenshot

screenshot - chrome for mac

Google Chrome on Linux – Screenshot

screenshot - google chrome for linux

Google Chrome is built with open source code from Chromium.

How to Install Google Browser on Mac / Linux

Mac users can simply drag the Chromium .dmg file into their Applications folder. Linux users should use the appropriate tools for their respective Linux distributions to unpack the installer package. Google Chrome on Linux is available for both 32bit and 64bit versions.

If you installed Google Chrome on Linux using the .deb package, you can uninstall the Google Browser using the Synaptic package manager or via the following command – sudo aptitude purge cxchromium

Google Chrome for Mac & Linux – Official Builds

Update: The official builds of Google Chromium are now available for Linux and Mac here. The interface and features of Chromium for Mac OS X are similar to that of Chrome for Windows but it’s a developer release and not very stable yet.

Dell Critical Update For Dell Dimension C521, E521 and OptiPlex 740

Friday, June 5th, 2009

A critical update is available for the following systems running Microsoft® Windows Vista™ which shipped between January 30 and February 15, 2007:

  • Dell Dimension™ C521
  • Dell Dimension™ E521
  • Dell OptiPlex™ 740
If your system is running Microsoft® Windows Vista™ it is strongly recommended that you download the latest driver update.

Download driver

NOTE: If you are experiencing a “No Operating System Found” error message, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles prior to installing the update:

Dell Dimension™ C521/E521
Dell OptiPlex™ 740

Linux distribution strategic criteria

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Two New Gartner Linux Research Notes

Leading IT research and advisory company Gartner has published two new Linux research notes: