Google Chrome 16 Released

by Andrew Cunningham on 12/14/2011 8:00 PM EST


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  • KITH - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Isn't this something that firefox could do for like forever with multiple profiles? Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Not sure, but it makes me happy. I don't like having 2 logins in our house. It's just easier for file management to have them all in one place. I know there are other ways to mitigate this, but so far it works just great as we each just use a different browser. Reply
  • chiddy - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Yup, I believe this is similar to the firefox profiles feature. Reply
  • Spivonious - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Yes, they got it from Netscape. This feature is very, very old. It's also pointless with the multiuser support baked into the OS. It's a strange decision for the Chrome team, and must be related to Chrome OS as Andrew suggests. Reply
  • twotwotwo - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Not a Chrome 16 feature per se, but the Chrome folks also recently flipped the switch to make Native Client apps available in their store. Don't know where that tech is going in the long term (can they make it portable? will many folks take advantage?) but it's neat to see anyway. Reply
  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Best example of this I can think of right now is the release of a NaCl version of Bastion, which was originally developed for the PC and Xbox. By all accounts, the native client version works just as well as the native PC version, and it does it on Linux and OS X to boot. Really interesting technology. Reply
  • SamLJG - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    I think the number one Chrome 16 feature for me has been that my Macbook Pro will now use the integrated graphics unless it really needs the extra performance. Pretty nice battery life saver! Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Chrome 16 seems good; but i think I am going to wait for Chrome 23. Thats the real good one I hear. Of course the beta test on chrome 33 look good as well.

    Until then i will stick to firefox 43 and opera 38.564
  • AnotherGuy - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    U made me LOL... Reply
  • Valis - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    Is this available in 64-bit now or is it still only 32? :-/ Reply
  • fluxtatic - Saturday, December 17, 2011 - link

    This just in: Chrome introduces a feature no one cares about, and it's a major version increment.

    Isn't Chrome's rising popularity mostly a product of it being shoved in our faces everywhere we go? I don't recall the last time I saw AT post about a new non-Chrome browser version being released. And suddenly when I last reinstalled some common programs after a fresh reformat, suddenly they're trying to sneak in a Chrome installation, too. Better than the retarded Ask junkware, but it's still annoying.

    I tried it a while back, and wasn't blown away. Didn't notice the alleged ZOMG SO FAST that everyone jizzes over (it's a browser - it isn't the browser itself that's slow, it's the connection.) That and I assume it to be calling home to the mothership, so nah, no Chrome for me.
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