Linux News Today: Google Promotes Chrome 47 Web Browser to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac and Windows
Today, December 1, 2015, Google announced the promotion of the popular and cross-platform Google Chrome web browser to the stable channel for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Today’s announcement comes just one day after Google published details about the end of support for its Google Chrome web browser on 32-bit Linux operating systems, as well as on the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Debian GNU/Linux 7 (Wheezy) distributions, something that caused a lot of controversy in the last 24 hours.
Google Chrome 47 (the actual version number is 47.0.2526.73) is now the latest stable and most advanced version of the web browser, based, of course, of the sources of the open-source Chromium 47 web browser. Chrome 47.0.2526.73 was previously in the Beta channel, which means that the version number remains unchanged.
“The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 47 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 47.0.2526.73 contains a number of fixes and improvements,” said Vivian Zhi. “This update includes 41 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers.”
Over 40 bugs have been squashed
As usual, the Google Chrome devs managed to fix multiple issues in the new stable version, 41 security fixes to be more precise. Most of them have been discovered by various hackers who have been awarded by Google for their effort. All the juicy details about the security flaws addresses in Chrome 47 can be found in the release notes.
You can download Google Chrome 47.0.2526.73 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia, where the software is distributed as 64-bit and 32-bit binaries. Linux users will find packages for Debian (DEB) and Red Hat (RPM)-based operating systems.