When Google tacks "beta" onto the end of a product name, it's often a token formality. Not so with the imminent beta of Chrome for Mac. At least, the first beta is gonna be missing a lot of stuff, it looks like: a bookmarks manager, app mode, bookmark syncing, extensions, and Google Gears. If you check out Chromium now, you'll have a good idea of what life's like without all that stuff. We'll have to wait until the following milestone beta release to get an actually full-featured Chrome, it seems. [TechCrunch]