Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jan 2010 00:04 UTC
Google Finally! Google has released version 4.0 of Chrome for Windows, bringing the much-anticipated extensions framework out of beta and into the stable channel. Currently, more than 1500 extensions are already available. Version 4.0 carries more features than just extensions, though.
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Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev
by MajorTom on Tue 26th Jan 2010 02:52 UTC
MajorTom
Member since:
2005-07-09

Mac users still have a lot to wait for though, as they don't even have extensions yet.

Chrome for Mac, in the dev channel, has almost feature-parity with Chrome 4 final Windows.

I've been using it as my primary – and only – browser for two or three months and extensions have been working for a few weeks now. I personally use Flashblock (who can live without it?) and Google Wave Notifier (I still want to believe) without any glitch.

Bookmark sync works too and, if the bookmark manager still needs a bit of polish, Chrome for Mac's stability is perfect – never experienced a crash with it.

Other companies than Google would not call it a dev version, but a final version. If you are on a Mac, try it, you cannot find a better browser (and I don't think you'll be able to find one for some time).

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RE: Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev
by elmimmo on Tue 26th Jan 2010 03:02 in reply to "Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev"
elmimmo Member since:
2005-09-17

> Chrome for Mac, in the dev channel, has almost feature-parity with Chrome 4 final Windows

Does the Mac dev channel version autoupdate yet?

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RE[2]: Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev
by MajorTom on Tue 26th Jan 2010 03:18 in reply to "RE: Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev"
MajorTom Member since:
2005-07-09

Does the Mac dev channel version autoupdate yet?

Yes, beautifully. It has the autoupdate feature for ages, now (in Google time, I mean).

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RE: Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev
by MajorTom on Tue 26th Jan 2010 03:23 in reply to "Chrome Mac 4.0.302.2 dev"
MajorTom Member since:
2005-07-09

Forgot to mention that it plays HTML5/h.264 video as well as on other platforms (that is with minor glitches, but YouTube/HTML5 is what, one week old?).

Also forgot the mandatory link: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Mac

Click on "Dev channel: GoogleChrome.dmg", accept the EULA and you're done.

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