On 30th September, 2010 Google Chrome Browser version 7 beta was spun out by Google. For Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame, Mountain View updated Chrome to 7.0.517.24. The latest release of Google Chrome version 7 is light on new features because of this reason, the fans of Chrome is little bit nonplussed.
Blaz Pristy in the comments section of Google’s Chrome blog asked, “Beta already are you sure?” The Chocolate Factory’s Anthony Laforge responded by explaining: “A lot of the work that’s being done in 7.0 is largely not user facing and in some cases is a legitimate work in progress. “With our new release cycle and about:labs, I’d suggest you stay tuned, things are going to start moving quite fast.”
Graphics acceleration plays a much larger role speeding up some CSS transforms and turns on WebGL support for plugin-free 3D. An optional Expose-style visual view of all tabs is gotten by the Mac users that they can trigger with a three-finger swipe if they use a trackpad. Windows users get a rough equivalent that only shows the tabs in a sidebar. Usually, the interface features need to be exposed by using the “about:labs” command in the address bar. When Chrome 7 reaches its final, stable version, some of the commands are to be active by default. Google is promising new revisions about every six weeks.
Crossover Chromium is the well-known Google Browser port which is available for download on Mac OS X as a native Mac .dmg file or on Ubuntu, RedHat, Suse, etc. as standard Linux packages. An official version of Chrome for Mac is now available so, these standard Linux packages are useless. Google Chromium’s official builds are now available for Linux and Mac at build.chromium.org.
Google Chrome is a browser joins a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. To install Google Chrome Browser, Mac users can drag the Chromium .dmg file into their Applications folder while Linux users have to use appropriate tools for their respective Linux distributions to unpack the installer package. On Linux, Google Chrome is accessible for both 32bit and 64bit versions. User can uninstall the Google Browser using the Synaptic package manager or via the following command – sudo aptitude purge cxchromium, if they installed Google Chrome on Linux using the .deb package.
Screenshot of Google Chrome for Mac OS X:
Screenshot of Google Chrome on Linux:
To download Google Chrome 7.0.536.2 Beta, visit www.google.com
Description of Google Chrome 7.0.536.2 Beta:
- Thumbnails of your top sites: Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
- Safe browsing: Google Chrome warns you if you’re about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.
- Incognito mode: Don’t want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.
- One box for everything: Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Features of Google Chrome:
- Web apps are synchronized, like regular extensions and themes
- about:labs, a new page that includes experimental features. The Windows version includes a single feature: “side tabs”, which lets you move the tabs to a sidebar
- “Click to play” for plug-ins. If you disable plug-ins from Chrome’s settings dialog, you’ll see a placeholder and a new message every time you visit a page that requires plug-ins: “Click to run this plug-in”
- A slightly updated new tab page, with support for web apps
- Web apps are enabled by default, just in time for the Chrome Web Store launch
Technical Description of Google Chrome:
- Title: Google Chrome 7.0.536.2 Beta
- Filename: chrome_installer.exe
- File size: 22.76MB (23,860,792 bytes)
- Requirements: Windows XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64
- Languages: Multiple languages
- License: Open Source
- Date added: October 1, 2010
- Homepage: www.google.com/chrome
- MD5 Checksum: A977D11F718BF391E1A3E78C94BF74A4
Video of Google Chrome 7 Beta from YouTube: