The Google mail announcing the Linux version of Chrome stated the following factcs on Google Chrome for Linux:
* 60,000 lines of Linux-specific code written
* 23 developer builds
* 2,713 Linux-specific bugs fixed
* 12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Linux code base, 48 external code contributors
Google’s design goals for Chrome, which represents the foundation of the company’s forthcoming Chrome OS, remain focused on speed, stability, and security… Since its launch for Windows computers in September 2008, Google Chrome has achieved a 5.1% global share of the browser market and surpassed Apple’s Safari browser. – src – informationweek
Chrome hasn’t been a raging success as was anticipated and all other browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera have managed to stand their ground and compete on features & speed. However Chrome’s availability on Mac & Linux is certain to add significantly to it’s market share.