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Chrome 15 Released, Packs $27,000 Worth of Patches

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Google just released the stable version of Chrome 15. There are plenty of security fixes and the new tab page sans bookmarks is now live.

The new release also features a record sum of rewards paid to security researchers - more than $27,000 for a total of 27 published security issues. The Chromium revision log suggests that Google 15 has more than 5000 revisions over Chrome 14. Chrome has changes on the surface as well, as it now features the revised new tab page that has much more focus on applications and horizontally sliding pages. Future Chrome versions will get Most visited, Apps, and also a Bookmarks page, which is already live in developer versions of the browser.

Also noteworthy is that apps and extensions are now presented in a tab page that can be accessed via the browser settings page.

The developer channel of Chrome has just been branched to version 16 and indicates that the next version of the browser will have at least 5500 changes over version 15. Version 17 is in the nightly channel.

Grab the download for Chrome 15 here.

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    soo-nah-mee , October 26, 2011 8:20 PM
    I'm gonna wait a month for v20.
  • 11 Hide
    blurr91 , October 26, 2011 9:09 PM
    I'll wait for Chrome 95...
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  • 14 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , October 26, 2011 8:20 PM
    I'm gonna wait a month for v20.
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  • 6 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , October 26, 2011 8:22 PM
    Just updated to v15 and the new home page is actually pretty nice.
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    jn77 , October 26, 2011 8:43 PM
    might wait for version 2000, it will be out in a few months
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    LukeCWM , October 26, 2011 8:51 PM
    And now Chrome is marketing on the number of changes made. This reminds me of the Dilbert strip where Dilbert has to sell a product as having 20,000 lines of code, because it was the only thing positive they could say about it.

    I'm not saying this is the case with Chrome, but the comparison is amusing. =]
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    soundping , October 26, 2011 8:53 PM
    I'm using 16.0.912.12 dev-m without any problems. :D 
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    julianbautista87 , October 26, 2011 8:54 PM
    nice. I used to have IE, firefox and opera, but it was chrome the one who gave me all I wanted in a browser.
  • 11 Hide
    blurr91 , October 26, 2011 9:09 PM
    I'll wait for Chrome 95...
  • 8 Hide
    Anonymous , October 26, 2011 9:20 PM
    I want Chrome XP.
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    ivyanev , October 26, 2011 9:46 PM
    Opera's slow release cycle is really fitting my needs.Every time I use some other browser it is updating.
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    HMRkingpin , October 26, 2011 10:27 PM
    I put chrome on computers I build for people, but use firefox on my own. I really do like chrome and may switch as long as I don't get any plug-in crashes like a while ago :(  It's cool google pays regular people to find bugs for them. I am sure having an in-house team do it on regular time keeps down most flaws, but having a rewards system for hackers and programmers to find security flaws is a smart idea in my opinion.
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    slicedtoad , October 26, 2011 10:52 PM
    ivyanevOpera's slow release cycle is really fitting my needs.Every time I use some other browser it is updating.

    google's update process is invisible and seamless. so stfu.
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    randomizer , October 26, 2011 11:51 PM
    slicedtoadgoogle's update process is invisible and seamless. so stfu.

    How can an update be invisible if it changes the appearance and functionality of the browser? Seamless, perhaps (depending on what you define as "seamless"), but it's not really any different to Firefox with auto-update enabled as it is by default.

    Opera's updates pretty much have to be slow though. Unlike every other browser, Opera innovates and makes major changes with each new release. Many features in Chrome and Firefox are cloned Opera features. I still prefer Firefox myself, but I'm a man of habit :) 
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    nikorr , October 27, 2011 12:36 AM
    More versions also keep them circulating around. FF is on it to. Its like self promotion.
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    nikorr , October 27, 2011 12:36 AM
    FF is on it too.
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    nikorr , October 27, 2011 12:37 AM
    I never had problem with chrome betas.
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    beardguy , October 27, 2011 1:09 AM
    Chrome owns :) 
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    soundping , October 27, 2011 1:26 AM
    OMG

    Mozilla and Microsoft release custom Firefox with Bing
    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/10/mozilla-and-microsoft-release-custom-firefox-with-bing.ars

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !
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    jdwii , October 27, 2011 1:44 AM
    People should stop hating on Google for making new versions of the browser would you rather have it outdated. Its better this way.
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    jdwii , October 27, 2011 1:44 AM
    Quote:
    OMG

    Mozilla and Microsoft release custom Firefox with Bing
    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/n [...] h-bing.ars

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !


    Note why i hate FX i would rather use Chrome the only search engine i use is Google.
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    CaedenV , October 27, 2011 2:10 AM
    Looks nice, and the sliding new tab thing looks very tablet friendly; perhaps they are looking at tablets/smartphones in the future?
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