Google Releases Chrome 26

Google today released a new major version, 26.0.1410.43, of its Chrome browser for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Chrome Frame.  This release incorporates fixes for 11 identified security vulnerabilities, two of which Google rates as High severity.  The new version also includes some new features:

  • “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking improvements (e.g. grammar and homonym checking)
  • Desktop shortcuts for multiple users (profiles) on Windows
  • Asynchronous DNS resolver on Mac and Linux

Further details are available in the Release Announcement.

Because of the security content of this release, I recommend that you update your systems as soon as you conveniently can.   Windows and Mac users can get the new version via the built-in update mechanism; Linux users should check their distribution’s repositories for the new version.

Update Tuesday, 26 March, 22:14 EDT

Ars Technica has an article on the new Chrome release; it has a useful description of some the new spell-checking features.

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