Google has just finalized development of another stable version of its browser, so in case you're running Chrome already, make sure that you check for updates as soon as possible.
Google Chrome 34.0.1847.131 is available on all supported platforms, so Windows, Linux, and Mac users can all download and install the new build.
Just as expected, this fresh release is specifically focused on fixing bugs found in the application, so in case you've experienced bugs and other issues, this would be the right time to update. At the same time, it also contains a Flash Player update to version 184.108.40.206, which resolves some security issues and thus keeps you on the safe side when browsing the web.
The stable version of Google Chrome is still regarded as one of the most advanced versions on the market, providing excellent stability and reliability, so it's no surprise that many users are actually replacing their default browsers with Google's app.
In fact, that's what security vendors across the world are actually recommending Windows XP users to do, as Chrome could successfully replace the default Internet Explorer, which no longer receives updates and security patches when running on this particular OS version.
Google is one of the companies that will continue to update Chrome on Windows XP, and the Mountain View-based search company used this critical moment for Windows users as an opportunity to show its support for those who do not wish to upgrade.
Google Chrome will continue to receive updates until April 2015 on Windows XP workstations in order to give users more time to upgrade their computers to a newer and safer version of Windows.
“Since unpatched browser bugs are often used by malware to infect computers, we’re extending support for Chrome on Windows XP, and will continue to provide regular updates and security patches until at least April 2015,” Google said in a public announcement in late 2013.
“We recognize that hundreds of millions of users, including a good chunk of current Chrome users, still rely on XP. Moreover, many organizations still run dozens or even hundreds of applications on XP and may have trouble migrating. Our goal is to support Chrome for XP users during this transition process. Most importantly, Chrome on XP will still be automatically updated with the latest security fixes to protect against malware and phishing attacks.”
Since Windows XP is still installed on 28 percent of the desktop computers worldwide, there's no doubt that this decision comes in handy, so use the links below to get Chrome and replace the default Internet Explorer with a more secure browser on your XP machine.