Re: update indeed
Never mind, DD, at least we have this lot to be crash test dummies for us. I didn't bother to try it: I just paid heed to the sound of a thousand files being altered without the owners' permission, along with the possibility of browsing habits being sucked in at a force of several kiloLovelace - hearsay, natch, but they're an advertising company. One of Brin's papers in 1998 was specifically concerned with mining as much useful data as possible from large sets. What else would they produce a web browser for? I suppose you think they go on an abandoned kitten search every Wednesday afternoon, too? This may have led me to conclude that this software is possibly, nay, probably not for me. Besides, I can't be arsed to compile WINE  just to try another sodding web browser that will probably annoy the hell out of me anyway, even if it does run Java'scrap really, really quickly for "The Cloud," whatever the chuff that is ;)
My hardware, my borrowed electrons, my node, my rules! You may like your hardware running around complying with any old munchkin's orders or your data/documents/life sitting on some goon's storage but I prefer to have control. YMMV, NAWPBL, SWW etc.
If you think this reads as unduly offensive, it's because I'm having one of those days where the lusers think it's safe to crawl out of the risers and floor space and actually try to interact with me (they scuttle back in making gurgling and clicking noises when I exceed their capacity of two syllables per word), so I'm not feeling particularly empathic or sympathetic, especially toward people who think it's OK to let all and sundry muck (I originally began that word with an F) about with other people's shit whenever they feel like doing so on the sly and then gape incredulously when someone points out that it really isn't cricket, to the point that it looks like they're taking the piss out of the one sensible comment in this entire Google-adoration-fest of a thread. It's a web browser produced by an advertising and data-mining company. It's not first contact, the second coming, the breaking of the third seal or the fourth horseman, although it looks suspiciously akin to the latter with regards privacy, as do most things Google have come up with recently.
 No, it is not Linux. What is it, then? Mind your own sodding business.