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Chrome 10.0.648.127 Stable for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame Now ‘Speedier, Simpler and Safer’

Google Chrome team today released Chrome 10.0.648.127 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. With today’s stable release, even your most complex web apps will run more quickly and responsively in the browser. (For the curious, this boost corresponds to a 66% improvement in JavaScript performance on the V8 benchmark suite.)

Chrome 10 contains some really great improvements including:

  • New version of V8 – Crankshaft – which greatly improves javascript performance
  • New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box will help you get to the right settings quickly so you don’t have to dig endlessly to find a way to import your bookmarks or change your browser’s homepage.
  • New search box shows you the settings you’re looking for, as you type.
  • Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
  • Sandboxed Adobe Flash on Windows; To learn more about sandboxing, check out this animated video:

  • Password sync as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default. You can also encrypt those passwords with your own secret passphrase for extra security. To enable sync on each of your computers, visit “Personal Stuff”section in Chrome’s settings (or just type “sync” in the settings search box). You can also choose to sync bookmarks, extensions, preferences, themes and more.
  • GPU Accelerated Video
  • Background WebApps
  • webNavigation extension API
  • Out-of-date plug-in warnings: Chrome now detects when a plug-in is out of date and blocks it with a simple infobar. This infobar helps guide the user towards updating their plug-in with the latest security fixes.
  • Plug-in blocking enhancements: Added a context menu to the blocked plug-in placeholder. This menu lets users control which plug-ins do and don’t run. Using a context menu helps prevent clickjacking attacks that try to bypass the block. Plug-in placeholders can also be hidden (for e.g., if they’re floating over and obscuring real content), and the actual plug-in that wishes to run is made apparent.
  • You can also copy and paste a direct link into Chrome’s address bar to jump to a specific settings page. Here’s the new settings interface in action:

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