11 things you need to know about Google Chrome variations

By Howard Wen, Network World |  Software, Google, google chrome

The good news is that the Canary Build allows you to use extensions. So you can install your favorite extensions and use them just as you would on any of the other versions of Chrome.

9. Syncing on the Canary Build

And syncing also works in the Canary Build, as it does in the other versions. This means, by signing on with your Google user account, you can sync your bookmarks, extensions and themes across whatever other computers you use that have Chrome installed on them.

Yes, you can even sync between the Canary Build and another version of Chrome if both are installed on a single computer of yours.

10. Sorry, this birdie for Windows only

Now the bad news: currently the Canary Build is only available for Windows (XP, Vista and 7).

Linux and OS X users still have to manually download and install the latest version of the Dev/Nightly release if they want to try it out.

11. A little birdie told me

Think of the Canary Build as a very convenient way for you to play with new features of Chrome that are in the experimental, bleeding-edge stage, but without having to go through the hassle of downloading and installing the latest Dev release every day. And without needing to do away with the more reliable version of Google's Web browser -- whether it is the Stable, Beta or Dev -- that's already on your computer.

Howard Wen reports on technology news, trends and products as a frequent contributor to Network World and Computerworld.

Read more about software in Network World's Software section.


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