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Google Releases Chrome 10

Even if Google says that version number do not really matter anymore, Chrome 10 is a big deal.  It comes with 23 security fixes and is the first final browser version that integrates GPU acceleration. There is also sandboxed Flash, tabbed settings, out-of-date plug-in reporting, background web apps as well as the Crankshaft JavaScript compiler. Overall, it’s a dramatically faster browser than Chrome 9.   

The developer channel has been updated to version 11.0.696.0 and is several versions ahead of the stable versions as far as the JavaScript engine is concerned. There is also a new tab UI and new tab features and prevent users from opening a new tab with the same URL if that same tab already exists.

It has been quite a busy day as Microsoft confirmed the March 14 release date of IE9 and Mozilla released the first release candidate of Firefox RC. ConceivablyTech recently ran an article that compared the performance of Firefox 4 RC1 and IE9 RC, which indicates that IE9 has the edge in hardware acceleration and Firefox 4 RC1 is ahead in JavaScript performance.    

  • eddieroolz
    And so Google's dubious version numbers trot on...
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  • Just don't hit control + f and start typing KILL PAGE CRASH x 15 this morning alone ... why break ya fix
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  • zetzabre
    and smooth scrolling is stil missing...pathetic google guys.
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  • weefatbob
    lilkipperJust don't hit control + f and start typing KILL PAGE CRASH x 15 this morning alone ... why break ya fix
    Yeah that has been a major PITA this past couple of weeks, has cost me some quite considerable amounts of work and time having to restart things after the damn search bug crashes the page.
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  • sceen311
    wonder if the gpu acceleration will effect browser based games like battlestar or if those were already taking advantage of the gpu.
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  • clonazepam
    People using Comcast's Xfinity TV online service have to stick with Chrome 9 for now... launching a movie in Chrome 10 just causes the page to refresh every second infinitely... due to the sandboxed Flash. Firefox 4 works but it can get bogged down. I moved the volume slider a few times w/o any response. A minute later the ghost (joke) took over and moved the slider hehe... Since I've mentioned chrome and firefox i'll also note that i tried IE9 and it didn't work at all for what I wanted to do so that's that. Im on IE8 for Xfinity/Netflix and Chrome 10 for the news like good ol' Tom's Hardware.

    P.S. Can you please videotape some new processors bursting into flames after the heatsink falls off? It's been toooooo long (yeah you'll have to rig it but just make a disclaimer)....
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  • Anomalyx
    zetzabreand smooth scrolling is stil missing...pathetic google guys.Yeah, because stuff like stability and speed is meaningless in comparison to smooth scrolling.

    Google did a better job than other browsers, in my opinion, on figuring out what a browser actually needs to be vs what's just fluff. AND, to top it off, are adding features at quite an alarming rate (hence the jump in version numbers).
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  • Still no Print Preview... Unbelievable
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  • zetzabre
    AnomalyxYeah, because stuff like stability and speed is meaningless in comparison to smooth scrolling.Google did a better job than other browsers, in my opinion, on figuring out what a browser actually needs to be vs what's just fluff. AND, to top it off, are adding features at quite an alarming rate (hence the jump in version numbers).
    everybody is doing that little guy. everybody is doing almost the same. chrome gives us good (but not best) performance, stability..blah,blah, blah. you can get all that with IE9, Opera, Safari (i wont list firefox because thats a horrible browser). but in the end, little differences make you the winner. it happens in real life all time.

    you talk like a google fan, good for you. but you have to be more mature and smarter when commenting about quality. you have to be neutral and see good, bad and horrible. and this kind of "meaningless things" make the difference. in other words, Chrome is good in performance, but mediocre in details and features
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  • pclee
    I find that Chrome 10 has good performance, but I can't understand why it doesn't work well with Moodle. As an educator this is a real problem. Chrome is still just the Ferrari.

    FF is my Cadillac..."Diamond in the back sunroof top Diggin the scene with a gangsta lean....."
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