Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3086 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.99
  • Total Downloads:
    25,333,785
  • Date Added:
    July 02, 2010
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,523
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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In slightly more than a year, Google Chrome has surprised users and critics alike by acquiring a skyrocketing percentage of the browser market share. That attention and heavy usage is not undeserved. Chrome 5 is blazingly fast, more stable than previous versions, and introduces support for extensions, better bookmark syncing and management, browser preference syncing, and further HTML5 innovations.

Based on WebKit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari, Google's Android mobile platform, and several other Web-browsing tools, but with a different JavaScript engine, Chrome's interface remains a drastic departure from other browsers nearly two years after it first debuted. Instead of the traditional toolbar, Chrome puts its tabs on top. Moreover, the tabs are detachable: "tabs" and "windows" are interchangeable here. Detached tabs can be dragged and dropped into the browser, and tabs can be rearranged at any time. By isolating each tab's processes, when one site crashes, the other tabs do not.

The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox," which includes suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history and search suggestions from your search engine. It remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that lets you create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history-recording cookies, and can work with all of your extensions or just the ones you choose.

Unlike previous editions of the browser, version 5 feels fully baked in a way that they didn't. There are still complaints about wonky Web site support, but those tend to be the rare exception, and not the general rule. Minor problems aside, Chrome should be a serious option for anybody who wants a browser that gets out of the way of browsing the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star 15
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    3.7

    out of 3086 votes

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    "What update?"

    October 17, 2014   |   By bryan sisson

    Version: Google Chrome 38.0.2125.104

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    My antivirus informs me to install out of date chrome! Cannot download it! I've dropped my firewall and still no joy!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.0.375.99

      This release fixes the following security issues:

    • [42396] Low OOB read with WebGL. Credit to Sergey Glazunov; Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
    • [42575] [42980] Medium Isolate sandboxed iframes more strongly. Credit to sirdarckcat of Google Security Team.
    • [$500] [43488] High Memory corruption with invalid SVGs. Credit to Aki Hekin of OUSPG; wushi of team509.
    • [$500] [44424] High Memory corruption in bidi algorithm. Credit to wushi of team509.
    • [45164] Low Crash with invalid image. Credit to javg0x83.
    • [$1000] [45983] High Memory corruption with invalid PNG (libpng bug). Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
    • [$500] [46360] High Memory corruption in CSS style rendering. Credit to wushi of team509.
    • [46575] Low Annoyance with print dialogs. Credit to Mats Ahlgren.
    • [47056] Low Crash with modal dialogs. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
    General
    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
    Release Date July 02, 2010
    Date Added July 02, 2010
    Version 5.0.375.99
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name UNKNOWN
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,333,785
    Downloads Last Week 13,523
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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