Don’t download Google Chrome for Mac or Linux

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

When Google released its very own web-browser, called Chrome, last year it generated enormous attention and many Windows users rushed to try it out.

There were some grumblings, however. In particular from members of the Mac and Linux communities who were disappointed that a version of Chrome had not been released for their operating systems. Google was quick to reassure them that ported versions of their new browser were in progress, but might be some time off.

Well, it seems that non-Windows users are one step further to getting their wishes answered as Google has announced that they have released “developer versions” of Chrome for Mac and Linux.

Woah! But hold your horses a little you cappuccino-supping Mac lovers and neck beard-wearing Linux freakazoids – because Google is also suggesting you don’t download them.

The reason? Well, they’re…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.