I got the Ubuntu Google chrome beta. It's really fast. A couple things about it surprised me.
First, I was surprised when apt-get upgrade automatically updated Chrome. The Chrome deb hooks into the apt update machinery, and adds a key to your approved key list. It even creates a crontab entry that restores the apt configuration:
# It creates the repository configuration file for package updates, and it # monitors that config to see if it has been disabled by the overly aggressive # distro upgrade process (e.g. intrepid -> jaunty). When this situation is # detected, the respository will be re-enabled.
Second, I heard that V8 was 32-bit only, and I have a 64-bit system. Is it 64-bit now? Nope. It installs a bunch of 32-bit libraries:
$ dpkg-query -L google-chrome-unstable | grep '\.so' /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libssl3.so.1d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libnspr4.so.0d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libsqlite3.so.0.8.6 /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libsoftokn3.so /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libplds4.so.0d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libplc4.so.0d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libfreebl3.so /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libnss3.so.1d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libnssckbi.so /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libsmime3.so.1d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libnssdbm3.so /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libnssutil3.so.1d /opt/google/chrome/lib32/libsqlite3.so.0
I was bummed it wasn't "real" 64-bit.