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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RE[4]: Version Marketing?
by kwanbis on Tue 26th Jan 2010 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Version Marketing?"
kwanbis
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I'm meaning arbitrary because there is no "law" on what to do.

That is how Microsoft went from Word 2.0 for Windows to Word 6.0. Or how WordPerfect for Windows started at 5.1.

Now, "normally", products start at 1.0, and grow in version number as in MAJOR.Minor updates.

So, no, going from 1.0 to 4.0 in 1.5 years is NOT normal, and it is a marketing plot for sure: Chrome 4.0 should be better than Firefox 3.5, but still worst than IE 8.0, so probably in another year, Chrome would be at 8.0.

And I don't care. It's just an observation.

By the way. Mozilla jumped from 2.0 to 3.0 after 1.5 years. And the changes from 2.0 to 3.0 where major enough to warrant that option.

Same time it took google to go from 1.0 to 4.0.

Edited 2010-01-26 14:30 UTC

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