Chrome still shines, 10 versions later

Google Chrome exploded on to the browser scene in 2008 and hasn't let up on its rocketing trajectory. Now at 10 percent of the worldwide browser market share, we take a new look at the browser and what makes people crazy for Chrome.

First Look: Chrome still shines, 10 versions later

Google Chrome (download version 10 for Windows | Mac | Linux) took the browsing world by storm in 2008, pushing its fast page-load speeds and minimalist interface. Two and a half years later, Chrome has grabbed a 10 percent share of the browser market by doing more than just getting faster and keeping the stripped-down look. Chrome 10 also rolls in competitive support for future-Web technologies like HTML5 and hardware acceleration, personal data synchronization, extensions and themes, and a bucketload of other useful improvements like Cloud Printing and frequent automatic updates.

Whether you're new to Chrome or just want to make sure you didn't miss anything, check out CNET's First Look video to see what makes Chrome such a strong candidate to be your default browser.

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