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Major improvements made to Chrome
Wed, 9th Mar 2011
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While Microsoft asks users to kill Internet Explorer 6, a quicker version of Google's Chrome has come out of beta.

Three weeks ago Google launched a new Chrome beta and from today the new speed improvements will be rolled out to everyone using the browser.

"With today's stable release, even your most complex web apps will run more quickly and responsively in the browser. For the curious, this boost corresponds to a 66% improvement in JavaScript performance on the V8 benchmark suite,” said Google.

A number of new changes have also been made to the settings interface.

"We've added a search box that shows you the settings you're looking for, as you type. On top of that, you can also copy and paste a direct link into Chrome's address bar to jump to a specific settings page,” explained a blog post.

Users who save passwords in the browser can now quickly log on to the websites you frequent even when on a different machine by synchronising those passwords across your computers.

You can also encrypt those passwords with your own secret passphrase for extra security.

You can download the latest version of the browser here, or if you're already using Chrome, you'll be automatically updated to the new version soon.