Google has written in to let us know that their Chrome team has just put up an official Linux build. There's been the official Windows build of the Chrome web-browser for more than a year now, but now there are finally official Google Chrome builds for Linux and Mac OS X...
no way it's slower. Been using it for months on Linux and before on windows since it came out on multiple computers. It's got the snappy feel, perpetually. Firefox, by comparison is a hog without any extensions even. I still keep it around though.
1. Bad font rendering. It does not respect my system font settings (tabs and omnibar render at smaller font sizes than what I have configured) and its kerning algorithm is broken (just enter ''''''''''''''' on any text field, e.g. google.com, and compare it with Firefox/Opera).
2. Slow scrolling, especially when zoomed-in or out. Both Opera and Firefox destroy Chrome here.
The slowness is quick likely to be a driver issue. Anyone reading this site knows that the Linux graphics stack is still broke as hell for most hardware (maybe "soon" it can handle simple freaking 2D without too much pain).
Having installed it... yeah, it's definitely fast. Any slowness issues are almost definitely driver issues. Chrome seems to be triggering even more -ati driver bugs than Firefox did (my GNOME panel just totally disappeared even though I can click on it and interact with it just fine, where-as using Firefox usually just caused icons and text to get distorted and glitch out after a while), but it's definitely very, very fast.