Google updates Chrome Beta & Dev channels
The Google Chrome development team has released Chrome 9.0.597.19, the first beta of version 9 of the company's WebKit-based web browser. Previously only available in the Chrome developer channel (a.k.a. the Dev channel), the first Chrome 9 beta adds a number of security and performance enhancements, as well as new features over the previous version.
As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.
Chrome 9.0.597.19 and 10.0.612.1 are available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Users who currently have beta and dev versions of Chrome installed can use the built-in update function by clicking Tools, selecting About Google Chrome and clicking the Update button. The latest stable branch of Chrome is version 8.0.
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