This should also address long standing issues with GPU memory consumption and GPU rendering performance. Using our own graphics stack enables us to have one OpenGL context per window, instead of one OpenGL context per tab, which should significantly reduce GPU resource consumption.
The use of Aura on desktop Linux is new and not well tested. We are replacing the entire frontend with a new one. We’re asking as many Linux users to opt into the dev channel as possible.
Opt-in right now by typing $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable in your terminal.
If you stumble upon any issue, please report them at http://crbug.com/new-linux-aura-bug.