• Google Chrome 6.0 Final Lands

    Google has just released the first stable version of Chrome 6.0. Google Chrome 6.0.472.53 is now out of beta and deemed solid enough to sport the stable label.

    The previous beta release was Chrome 6.0.472.51, so the changes are minimal. There is however a big number of security fixes which have only now been revealed.

    "Today, we’re releasing a new stable version of Chrome that is even faster and more streamlined. Chrome is now three times faster than it was two years ago on JavaScript performance," Brian Rakowski, Product Manager for Google Chrome, announced.

    "We’ve also been working on simplifying the 'chrome' of Chrome. As you can see, we took the already minimalist user interface and stripped it down a bit more to make it easier to use," he listed some of the improvements in the latest stable release.

    "We combined Chrome’s two menus into one, revisited the location of the buttons, cleaned up the treatment of the URL and the Omnibox, and adjusted the color scheme of the browser to be easier on the eyes," he added.

    You can read more about the changes and new features in Google Chrome 6.0 in the beta release announcement. No new features have been added since, the team focused on bug fixes and a little more UI polish. Compared to Chorme 5.0, the previous stable release, there are plenty of changes.

    The first Chrome 6.0 beta was released less than a month ago. Work on Google Chrome 7.0 has started already and the first releases have landed in the dev channel.

    Google intends to accelerate the development process and now plans to release a Chrome stable once every month and a half rather than once every three most like until now. So the Google Chrome 7.0 stable release should be coming very soon.

    Google is also celebrating two years since the first Chrome beta landed.

    Here you have the full changelog.

    Source: Softpedia
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. tesco's Avatar
      tesco -
      2 years and they're on version 6 already?
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      Where have you been all that time?

      I have been testing this one, and boy, it IS fast rendering any page. Fast.
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
      2 years and they're on version 6 already?
      nearly 7 you mean, lol. This is very odd that there are this many versions.. still gonna try it though lol
    1. KFlint's Avatar
      KFlint -
      I switched to Chrome a while ago mainly because I like the look of it, but I didn't have to debug ajax in a while now and I'm not sure its javascript debugging tool is decent or not for a developper. Otherwise, Chrome is great, I just updated to the newest version.
    1. colombianino's Avatar
      colombianino -

      this is fast, i mean, i don't know where fire..... what was i saying... yeah this is a nice browser.

      I'm glad its out of beta, now it's my default browser
    1. eyekey's Avatar
      eyekey -
      man...i guess i'm going to have to get firefox's nipple out of my mouth and give it a try!
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      Be sure to use this extension, it rocks.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Nevermind, read about it.
    1. Andrez's Avatar
      Andrez -
    1. brilman's Avatar
      brilman -
      guess it's time to change. I've used it here and there but gonna have to make it my main for a few weeks and see how I like it
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      More feedback: have been using it since the first day, with my usual plugins, and it's time to put FF to some rest. This is blazing fast, minimalist, and yet, absolutely complete.
    1. ma7moud1's Avatar
      ma7moud1 -
      oooh finaly
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Same as Cabalo. Chrome has been my default browser for some time now. And as of a few weeks ago, is the only browser installed on my computer. I was an avid Opera fan for years. And eventhough Opera is fast, Chrome is quite a bit faster.

      And just to let others know that hate having to constantly open the bookmarks bar, or leave it open just to get to your bookmarks, you can use either one of these extensions:


      A bookmark icon will appear next to the wrench icon, and now you can access your bookmarks without having to open that bar. The first one is pretty cool because it has a search function in it.

      This is my only gripe with Chrome. I can't believe the devs hasn't made it to where you can access all your bookmarks from within the wrench icon. For some strange reason they must think opening a whole different bar to access them is a better way to go. And because of this I have to install an extension(and extensions eat memory) to get around it.
    1. WHiKWiRE's Avatar
      WHiKWiRE -
      has chrome fixed the rss problems?