Google Chrome goes stable for Mac and Linux

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Google has released a stable version of its popular Chrome browser for Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

According to product manager Brian Rakowski, the latest iteration of Chrome is loaded with a "host" of new features.

Google Chrome goes stable for Mac and Linux"You'll be able to synchronize not only bookmarks across multiple computers, but also browser preferences - including themes, homepage and startup settings, web content settings, preferred languages and even page zoom settings," Rakowski wrote in an official blog post. 


"Our stable release also incorporates HTML5 features such as Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets and file drag-and-drop. For a taste of HTML5's powerful features, try browsing through websites developed in HTML5 such as scribd.com, dragging and dropping attachments in Gmail, or by enabling the geolocation functionality in Google Maps."



Rakowski added that Google has also been busy beta-testing Adobe Flash Player integration into Chrome. 



"While Flash Player integration in the browser is not included by default in today's stable release, we're excited to enable this feature with the full release of Flash Player (version 10.1) soon. If you're already using Chrome for Windows, Mac or Linux, you'll be auto-updated to this latest release soon."