Google launches Chrome 10

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Google launches Chrome 10

Google has released the stable version of Chrome 10, boasting the browser was faster, simpler and safer.

Having added plenty of speed enhancements to its beta releases, this edition of Chrome has gained a 66 per cent improvement in JavaScript performance on the V8 benchmark suite.

Google has refreshed the browser’s settings interface, claiming it was simpler to use, and adding a search box that shows users the settings they are looking for instantly as they type.

“With today’s stable release, even your most complex web apps will run more quickly and responsively in the browser,” said Tim Steele, Google software engineer, in a blog.

Google has also allowed users to synchronise passwords saved within the browser across computers. These passwords can be encrypted with a user’s own key for extra security.

The sandboxing technology within Chrome has been extended to the integrated Flash Player in the browser, ensuring any hidden malicious code can’t wreak havoc on users' computers.

“So if you’re using Windows Vista or newer versions, you’ll benefit from the additional layer of protection against malicious webpages,” Steele added.

This week has seen a variety of developments in the browser market, as Mozilla pushed out a Firefox 4 release candidate after numerous delays, and Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 9 would be released on 14 March.

This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

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