Screw the Emmys! The best gift bags of the past week came at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. The Redmond crew put their money where their mouths were and provided 5,000 developers with a tablet based off of the Samsung Series 7 Slate and packing a version of the Metro-tized Windows 8 Developer Preview. Theoretically, the gift was supposed to spur on app development for the upcoming operating system; instead, some not-so-gracious recipients have turned the tablets into quick cash on eBay.
Google recently vowed to make more frequent the end-user's trysts with a new version of its Chrome browser. But for some, stable browser builds are rather vapid and the prospect of one every six weeks even more so. Google has now released the highly unstable Chrome Canary Build for such denizens of the bleeding edge.
“We plan to update the Canary Build more frequently than the Dev channel, with riskier changes, and usually without a human being ever verifying that it works, so the Canary Build is only for users who want to help test Google Chrome and are comfortable using a highly unstable browser that will often break entirely,” Henry Bridge, a Google product manager, said in a blog post.
It is possible to install the experimental Canary Build alongside a more stable version of the browser, which can be either a Dev, Beta or a Stable channel release. If you are a Mac or Linux user, the Canary Build is not for you.
“If you like to live on the bleeding edge, give the Google Chrome Canary Build a shot and let us know what you think. The early feedback on crashes, performance regressions, broken features and other problems is incredibly valuable to us, so thanks!”