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64-bit Chrome takes centre stage in Linux land

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Google engineers have been beavering away at a 64-bit version of the company’s Chrome browser for the Linux platform.

According to Chrome developer Dean McNamee, Mountain View’s V8 team has been tinkering with a Chromium Linux 64-bit for several weeks now. V8, in case you were wondering, is the web kingpin’s JavaScript engine.

McNamee said in a mailing list post yesterday that Google had done “some amazing work this quarter building a working 64-bit port.”

Google has shared instructions with programmers to build a 64-bit version via Chromium, its open source browser project.

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