Chromium popularity rising on Ubuntu, gains 64-bit support

Article Source Ars Technica
August 23, 2009, 5:20 pm

Chromium, the open source software project behind Google’s Chrome Web browser, has gained native compatibility for 64-bit systems. This reflects the growing maturity of the Linux port and demonstrates the extent of Google’s commitment to make Chrome a first class citizen on the platform.

In a message posted to the Chromium developer list late last week, Google software engineer Dean McNamee revealed that 64-bit compatibility had been achieved and that official builds could be coming soon. He also posted a link to a page at the Chromium wiki which provides simple compilation instructions.