Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Significant Update to Google Chrome (for Everyone)

This familiar icon that's been popping up in other browsers could very well now be true.  Not only for PC users but for Mac and Linux users as well.

Google announced a short time ago that version 5.0.375.55 has been released as a stable release for all three operating systems.

We took a brief spin of both the PC (Win 7) and Linux (Mint) versions and ... ugh ... wow! (Yep, it works :)

Initial impressions seem to be that performance ranks right up there with Version 6 (released in the developer channel recently).

Extensions, Bookmarks, Browser Preferences, HTML 5 features including geolocation APIs, APP Cache, web sockets, file drag and drop and more are all now on-board.

Links to a variety of Chrome (and Chromium project) blogs with much more information can be found in the latest post to the Google Chrome Blog here.

UPDATE:  May 25, 2010 - 12:45 ET Well that didn't take long.  More has now been posted (including a video) to the Official (Main) Google Blog here ... along with this classically Google cool cartoon ...