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Google Releases Chrome Update

chrome-logo Google has released Chrome version 5.0.375.55 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions, execute script in an unsafe context, or mislead users.
You can check out this entry for more information about exactly what updated where applied to this new version.  This version also brings Mac and Linux users out of Chrome Beta and makes it an official version, which many people out there wanted.
You’ll also now be able to synchronize not only bookmarks across multiple computers, but also browser preferences — including themes, homepage and startup settings, web content settings, preferred languages, and even page zoom settings.  Meaning that when you get Chrome how you want it on one computer, all your computers will get those settings as well.
Another big thing that I am excited for is HTML5 support built in.  I spent some time last week with the Google I/O Developers conference on my screen, half paying attention to it, and that was their theme…HTML5, so I’m glad that they quickly gotten that into this browser update.  If you’ve never seen HTML5 pages, get Chrome and browse through websites developed in HTML5 such as scribd.com, dragging and dropping attachments in Gmail, or by enabling the geolocation functionality in Google Maps.
My Recommendation: Since this update, like most browser releases this contains security releases, that I suggest that you test this browser out in your environment and update to it.

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