Google Chrome Released

google Google Chrome shipped today!  If you didn’t try Chrome because it was in beta, you can now download a finished and supported product.

Some people associate Google with never-ending betas.  GMail, for instance, is still in beta.  Remaining in beta was never the intention for Chrome; we always had a simple goal to take Chrome out of beta as soon as it we had data to prove that it contains enough features, stability, and performance that real users would be happy with it as a primary browser.  We hope we’re at that point.

Our goal is to move quickly with new features and fixes for Chrome.  More needs to be done and more is coming.  If you’ve got comments or suggestions, be sure to let us know.

PS:  I do not speak officially for my employer.

4 thoughts on “Google Chrome Released

  • December 11, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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    Oh, they still didn’t fix the problem with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons not working at high DPI (120 dpi) on Vista. That’s the reason I uninstalled the beta. I would have thought it’d be fixed by now. Too bad, I was looking forward to switching over.

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  • December 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm
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    Sorry that is not working. Probably not much consolation, but this seems to be covered under bug http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1715

    I just tested it and it all worked fine. The bug suggests that maybe this is aero specific, but it worked in both aero and non aero modes for me.

    If you want, you could try chrome.exe –magic-browzr; that will change some of the UI logic and may (or may not) have effect.

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  • December 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm
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    So, do you have an ETA on the Mac version? My intiial reaction wasn’t great, but after playing with it some more it’s not that bad. The issue now is that I’m 95% Mac! :) Google has a ton of Mac’s too, right (Android development)?

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