Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Google Chrome 17 Stable Available for Download

After going through a month-long beta stage, Chrome 17 has now been promoted and is available as a Stable release for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Chrome 17 (build 17.0.963.46) features new Extension APIs, updated Omnibox Prerendering, download scanning protection, various tweaks and fixes for about 20 vulnerabilities.

Chrome 17 Stable can be downloaded via this page.
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12 Comments on Google Chrome 17 Stable Available for Download

#1
ironwolf
Chrome 17? Yikes, I best not fall asleep today, Chrome 18 might be out. What's with the insane version #'s?
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#2
Depth
Scrapped and rewritten 16 times, eh?

Unless this is some kind of new usage of the word "Version" that I was previously unaware of.
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#3
BiggieShady
Seems like they have set the automatic version increase for each build, and when they're ready to release new version they simply increase the major version number.
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#4
RejZoR
And i bet they still haven't fixed their dumb retarded Google Mail Checker which is plain broken and they clearly don't give a damn otehrwise they'd fix it months ago. I'm gonna stick with Firefox that at least works properly...
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#5
BiggieShady
Most definitely, extensions for Chrome are nothing compared to Firefox.
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#6
NC37
Hurry up Firefox, Chrome is surpassing you!!! Oh noes!!!
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#7
Moose
The chrome/firefox version number race has begun...

Well actually is in full swing
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#8
Mega-Japan
by: Moose
The chrome/firefox version number race has begun...

Well actually is in full swing
I'm sure IE is on the sidelines lol'ing and crying at the same time.
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#9
Dippyskoodlez
by: ironwolf
Chrome 17? Yikes, I best not fall asleep today, Chrome 18 might be out. What's with the insane version #'s?
Google is free to increment versions how they see fit for development, not how it sees fit for the end user.

Why?

Because upgrades are 100% transparent to the end user :toast:


I really really really really like this upgrade model for it. I have version 17 already, and didn't even notice a change.
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#10
Moose
by: Dippyskoodlez

I have version 17 already, and didn't even notice a change.
That is the problem
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#11
BiggieShady
Come on Google, I can't choose where to install Chrome and updates are happening without asking me ... really? What kind of malwa... I mean software is that?
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#12
Dippyskoodlez
by: Moose
That is the problem
Why is it a problem? It keeps the system up to date, patched, and I have never experienced any real bugs with chrome, TBH.

Personally I find the chome update model to be exactly what other companies need to adapt.

Included with this model, is the rigorous testing, though. Google does a damn fine job. I can't convince myself to switch back to firefox, despite wasting time keeping it up to date and installed still. :banghead:
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