“Even before it released its Chrome web browser for Windows systems in September 2008, Google had promised to get cracking on Mac and Linux versions. Besides the Chrome ‘test shell’ — a pared down browser used for testing and development — there hasn’t been an official Chrome release on anything but Windows machines. The company, however, promised to have a working beta version out by the end of 2009,” Mike Schuster writes for Minyanville.
“As the deadline nears, it appears the Google team might actually beat estimates by a few weeks. The release of a Mac-compatible version of Chrome will be coming soon, but in order to hit the deadline, Google was forced to eliminate many of its key features available in the Windows version — making it barely better than the test shell,” Schuster writes. The new version lacks multi-touch support, 64-bit compatibility, “a bookmark manager, bookmark syncing, and browser extensions! App Mode and Google Gears are also missing, so users won’t have the ability to alter site-specific features or access Gmail and Google Docs while offline.”
Schuster writes, “The missing features will turn it into a very unpleasant experience. To release it at this stage, Google is both rushing to keep its promise and displaying a total lack of regard toward Apple users.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Why does Google hate Apple product users? Because in the absence of any new ideas, Google’s stooped to tapping an old one: Copy Apple until the cows come home (moo) and attempt to become the next Microsoft. Google hates users of Apple products because Apple product users can clearly see that Google’s rushed, never-quite-finished knockoffs, just like Microsoft’s, are inferior to products they’ve had in their hands for years, not to mention that users of Apple products understand that Google’s “Don’t be evil” mantra is meaningless PR bullshit.