OPERATING SYSTEM DEVELOPER Google has had its Chrome team release the latest developer channel version of Chrome.
Version 6.0.422.0 of its WebKit-based web browser adds support for Google's open Webm VP8 video format.
Once Google considers the Dev builds to be stable enough, they are promoted to its Beta channel for future testing. Of course it could stay in Beta forever.
WebM, Ogg Vorbis and VP8, which are all open source, might get sued by the MPEG-LA film industry licensing organisation that controls various video format and codec patents. But Google isn't worried.
Other changes in version 6.0.422.0 of Google's WebKit-based browser include fixes for a bug that might cause the browser to crash when changing networks or waking from sleep and several Mac and Linux specific issues. µ
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