Chrome 14·0·835·202 Released

October 4, 2011

Google has released a new version, 14·0·835·202, of its Chrome browser, for all  platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame).  This release incorporates the recently released Adobe Flash Player 11; it also includes fixes for seven identified security vulnerabilities.   More details are available in the release announcement on the official Chrome Releases blog.

Windows users  should  get the new version via the built-in automatic update mechanism; you can verify that your system has been updated by clicking on the tools menu (the little wrench), and then on “About Google Chrome”.  Linux users can get the updated package using their distros’ usual update tools.   Because of the security content of this release, I do recommend that you check your system to make sure that it has been updated.


Flash Player 11 Released

October 4, 2011

Adobe has released a new version, 11.0.1.152, of its Flash Player for all platforms: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and Solaris.  This does not appear to be a security-related update; it includes better support for hardware-assisted rendering.  More information about the changes is available in the announcement on the Adobe Flash Player & AIR blog.

Updated versions of Flash Player can be downloaded from the Adobe download page.  Windows users can, alternatively, use the update mechanism built into the package.  Windows users should also note that they may need two updates: one for Internet Explorer, and one for all other browsers.

Google’s Chrome browser comes with a bundled version of Flash Player, so there will probably be a new release of Chrome to include the new player fairly soon.


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