Linux News Today: Google Promotes Chrome 50 to the Stable Channel for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
Earlier, April 13, 2016, Google has promoted the Chrome 50 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
The final release of the Chrome 50 web browser (technical version number is 50.0.2661.75), which has been in development for the past few months, comes a few hours after Google pushed the same version to the Beta channel, but then decided that it is stable enough to be sent to users’ computers as an OTA (Over-the-Air) update.
“The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 50 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux,” said Krishna Govind in the announcement. “Google Chrome 50.0.2661.75 contains a number of fixes and improvements — a list of changes is available in the log.”
Push notification improvements, Wayland support for Linux
As expected, Google Chrome 50 is based on the latest stable version of the open-source Chromium web browser, and brings with it assorted improvements and security fixes, promising to offer users a more stable, faster, and reliable tool that they can use to surf the Internet all day long.
Some noteworthy features of the Google Chrome 50 web browser are push notification improvements, declarative preload for faster loading of web pages, and, as initially spotted by Michael Larabel from Phoronix, support for the next-generation Wayland display server for GNU/Linux operating systems.
Of course, Google also managed to patch a total of 20 security issues and award those who helped discovered them. You can download Google Chrome 50 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now via our website, or simply update to the new version using the browser’s built-in updater functionality.