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

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.

  • soo-nah-mee
    I'm gonna wait a month for v20.
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  • soo-nah-mee
    Just updated to v15 and the new home page is actually pretty nice.
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  • jn77
    might wait for version 2000, it will be out in a few months
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  • LukeCWM
    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
    I'm using 16.0.912.12 dev-m without any problems. :D
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  • julianbautista87
    nice. I used to have IE, firefox and opera, but it was chrome the one who gave me all I wanted in a browser.
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  • blurr91
    I'll wait for Chrome 95...
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  • I want Chrome XP.
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  • ivyanev
    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
    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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