New Chrome browser ready for the world

March 8, 2011
Google on Tuesday released a finished version of its speedy new Chrome Web browsing software for desktop or laptop computers.

Google on Tuesday released a finished version of its speedy new Chrome Web browsing software for desktop or laptop computers.

The latest version of Chrome promised quick and responsive handling of software running in the Web browser.

"We realize that speed isn't just about pure brawn in the browser," engineer Tim Steele said in a blog post announcing the latest Chrome release.

"It's also about saving time with simple interfaces."

Google improved settings for bookmarks, passwords, searches and home pages as well as enhanced protection from websites booby-trapped by hackers with malicious code.

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The latest Chrome browser software is available free online at Earlier versions of the Web browser already being used in computers will be automatically updated, according to Google.

Microsoft's is the most widely used in the United States followed by Firefox, Chrome and Apple's Safari.

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1 / 5 (6) Mar 08, 2011
Chrome is just a spy instrument...DON'T USE IT!
4.8 / 5 (6) Mar 08, 2011
Chrome is just a spy instrument...DON'T USE IT!

Gonna support that claim? Work for Microsoft, do you?
4.4 / 5 (7) Mar 08, 2011
So stick with IE8 and let your details spill through the entire Internet.
Everybody spies in the Internet.
But at least G Chrome allows you to SET what you want public and what not.
5 / 5 (5) Mar 09, 2011
Fast. Quick response, relatively simple interface, imports FF and IE bookmarks... Not much to rag on. Built-in flash and pdf support. Nice.

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