Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jan 2009 08:43 UTC, submitted by amjith
Google Google has barely released Chrome 1.0, but the company is already hard at work on version 2.0 of its web browser. They released a pre-beta for Chrome 2.0, which comes with a lot of new features, including ones that should've already been in Chrome 1.0. In addition, it seems as if the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome are getting closer.
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RE: 2.0?
by TheBashar on Fri 9th Jan 2009 10:52 UTC in reply to "2.0?"
TheBashar
Member since:
2005-06-30

Two considerations make this justifiable as 2.0 in my mind. First, what you see here is a dev build leading up to what will eventually be the 2.0 release. Second, feature-wise, I think an add-on capacity is fair justification for a version number bump. Add-ons allow ad-blocking and a world of other good things.

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RE[2]: 2.0?
by theTSF on Fri 9th Jan 2009 12:48 in reply to "RE: 2.0?"
theTSF Member since:
2005-09-27

Perhaps they needed to redo a lot of code to make it cross platform. Having it Windows Only for so long seems like Google did something really really stupid with google chrome.

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RE[2]: 2.0?
by Liquidator on Sat 10th Jan 2009 07:58 in reply to "RE: 2.0?"
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2007-03-04

There are already addons that block ads in Chrome, e.g. www.adsweep.org, www.privoxy.org

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RE[3]: 2.0?
by TheBashar on Sat 10th Jan 2009 09:03 in reply to "RE[2]: 2.0?"
TheBashar Member since:
2005-06-30

A proxy server is not a browser add-on.

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