Today Google finally releases a beta of Google Chrome for Mac and Linux. I’ve been using a Chromium build on my Mac for awhile now, and while it’s faster than Firefox on the Mac, it’s not nearly as fast and stable as the Windows version of Chrome. Also, without Google Gears for Mac OS X 10.6, Chrome and Google webapps are even less useful on the Mac. While I was on the road with my MacBook over the last few weeks, I found myself missing my desktop PC back at home only because of the more-stable Chrome and Gears availability. Will Gears for 10.6 will ever come out, since they’re phasing it out in favor of HTML5? With features that depend on Gears like offline Gmail coming out of Labs, you’d think so.