SOFTWARE OUTFIT Google has released another version of its open source Chrome web browser in two flavours, one for consumers and another for early adopters.
The move is seen as speeding up the pace at which it delivers new Chrome builds to the great unwashed.
Google has released Chrome 7.0.517.41 through both the Stable and the Beta Channels. It is being offered to users running Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
However the list of new additions to version 7.0.517.41 is a little disappointing. Google fixed lots of faults but has not come up with much that is new.
Jeff Chang, Chrome product manager admits that for this stable release, Google concentrated on hundreds of bug fixes.
"We've also included a few other things that may be of interest to developers, such as full AppleScript support on Mac OS X for UI automation and implementation of the HTML5 parsing algorithm, the File API, and directory upload," he said.
"It will also be possible to block sites from setting any data in your browser's content settings for cookies, and you now use a new dialog for managing blocked cookies in bulk," he added.
More than 10 security holes in Chrome were plugged with the advent of Build 7.0.517.41, with half the vulnerabilities presenting a high level of risk to users.
Current Chrome users are advised to upgrade to version 7.0.517.41 Stable as soon as possible, with early adopters running the Beta development milestone needing to make the jump to 7.0.517.41 Beta as well.
The Google Chrome 7.0 Stable and Beta releases are available for download here. µ
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