Softpedia is the first to announced today, February 8th, that Google has just unleashed the stable and final release of the Google Chrome 17 web browser for the Linux, Macintosh, Windows and Chrome Frame platforms.
Google Chrome 17 (the actual version is 17.0.963.46) includes features such as new extensions APIs, an updated Omnibox prerendering, download scanning protection, and lots of small changes and security fixes. Google Chrome 17 is here to offer faster browsing and safer downloading.
"With today’s Stable release, Chrome now does the same thing. Except not with sandwiches. When you start typing in the omnibox and the URL autocompletes to a site you’re very likely to visit, Chrome will prerender the page, so it will appear faster--sometimes, even instantly--as soon as you hit Enter.
"On the security front, Chrome now does even more to help protect you from malicious downloads. In addition to checking a list of known bad files, Chrome also does checks on executable files (like ".exe" and ".msi" files)."
"If the executable doesn't match a whitelist, Chrome checks with Google for more information, such as whether the website you're accessing hosts a high number of malicious downloads.
" - was stated in the blog announcement
|Google Chrome 17 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS|
As we've stated at the beginning of the article, the Google Chrome 17 web browser also brings numerous bugfixes. To see them all, please take a look at the official release notes
As usual, Google Chrome 17 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures with binary packages for the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Debian 6.0 distributions, as well as for all RPM-based Linux operating systems. About Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a revolutionary web browser that makes surfing the Internet more efficient and ergonomic by placing modules on each new opened tab.
Instead of showing a blank page, Google Chrome offers you eight thumbnails, displaying the most visited websites, a history search bar and even the last ten closed tabs.
Google Chrome is extremely fast, from the moment you open it until it is closed. Download Google Chrome 17.0.963.46
for Linux right now from Softpedia.
Also, don't forget to visit our always up-tu-date Google Chrome Extensions
, Google Chrome Themes
and Gooogle Chrome Web Apps
categories, for the latest add-ons!