Google releases Chrome for Mac and Linux

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Google releases Chrome for Mac and Linux

Browser software now on a par with Windows version.

Google has officially released Chrome for the Apple and Linux operating systems, taking the software out of beta.

The new browser’s JavaScript performance has been greatly improved the company said, up 213 percent and 305 percent on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks. The browser supports some HTML5 functions, such as Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop.

New code will allow for synchronization of bookmarks and browser preferences across multiple computers and an improved extension manager that allows work to continue in incognito mode.

“We’re particularly excited to bring Chrome for Mac and Linux out of beta, and introduce Chrome’s first stable release for Mac and Linux users,” said Google in a blog posting.

“You can read more about the Mac and Linux stable releases on the Google Mac and Chromium blogs respectively.”

Support for Adobe’s Flash 10.1 is currently being finalised with the browser, and will be delivered automatically shortly the company said.

Chrome has seen a steadily increasing market share since launch and it is now the third most popular browser on the internet.

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