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Google has just released Chrome 10 beta (10.0.648.82 for all you perfectionists) and it brings with it a whole slew of new things to play with.

First off, there’s a significant JavaScript performance boost thanks to the updated V8 engine. According to Google, this version of the V8 engine offers a 66% performance advantage over the current stable release. That alone is pretty impressive.

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOxGL29-t_4[/ame]

Download Google Chrome beta 10 here.

Download Google Chrome 11.0.672.2 Beta Here

Update: To enable GPU acceleration, type: about:flags in the browser. Enable: GPU Accelerated Compositing & GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D

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I just installed it, and WOW, Chrome was fast before, and I notice it to be even faster with this release, very impressed right now.

I was also reading the comments over there and they said that IE 9 was also faster, so I tried it, when installing IE 9, ALL my programs including Windows Explorer need to be closed, it took a couple minutes to install, then all programs came back, computer needed a restart, and when I tried it, it's noticeably faster then IE 8, but I've gotten to used to Chrome now. Not digging IE anymore, but that's just me.

I also found this interesting in the new version, I can not explain it, it probably has something to do with GPU acceleration, I've noticed YouTube videos load significantly faster than before, as well as my browsing is almost instant, but check this out, can you guess which one Chrome is and which one IE 9 is?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEqg-Zr6cT4[/ame]
Edited by 2010rig - 2/19/11 at 1:48pm
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Intesting. Hardcore Opera man here, need to give chrome a try with it's new shiny stuff.
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I just checked to see if I had to upgrade... Turns out I'm running 11.0.672. Go figure.


Chrome wubsmiley.gif



Also, wheee.gif has worked properly for a while now.



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Originally Posted by nathris;12443202 
I just checked to see if I had to upgrade... Turns out I'm running 11.0.672. Go figure.

Chrome wubsmiley.gif

Also, wheee.gif has worked properly for a while now.

wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

Really? I just updated, and this 10.xxxx beta version is the latest for me, weird.

Also, I just noticed these little guys wheee.gif are literally FLYING now, as if they just did a few lines or something, lol.

I'm doing a video to show you what I mean.

Here it is, after I did the video I noticed my recording was set to 15 FPS, those little guys are moving much faster than what is shown in the video, crazy:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2wRJ2U0rIY[/ame]
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Yeah wow just updated from 9. something when I saw your post and there's a noticeable speed bump with this version!
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updating from 9.0.597.98 now. will report back.

definetly noticable. much faster. and yes, the wheee.gif guys are CRUIZING now.

pretty sure my bad internet is holding me back now.

1164204004.png with ping between 20-70 still though :/

will try on ubuntu later. for now, sleep time.
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Intesting. Hardcore Opera man here, need to give chrome a try with it's new shiny stuff.
I was hardcore Opera until around 9.53 when it started falling apart.
It also completely hated my LAN proxy, to start.

Chrome Canary Build with a caching proxy quickly stole my heart.
Now around the interwebz my browser shall dart.
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On Ubuntu 10.10, just upgraded Chrome from 9 to 10 beta. Very good performance, whether you're a fan of Chrome or not, try it out!
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Is there a way to remove/hide/rename the "Other bookmarks" button on the bookmark bar? Not really familiar with Chrome but I can't find any options to get rid of it.

Its taking up space that would otherwise fit the rest of my actual bookmark buttons nicely. confused.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;12443367 
I was hardcore Opera until around 9.53 when it started falling apart.
It also completely hated my LAN proxy, to start.

Chrome Canary Build with a caching proxy quickly stole my heart.
Now around the interwebz my browser shall dart.

Meh, I tried it. Opera really nails the scrolling and the tabs. Sadly, still not gone chrome.

Great browser though.
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