The giant internet search engine Google has officially rolled out Chrome 5 for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It took Google about 1 month to release the beta version before deciding to announce the official version. It could be said that the official release of Chrome 5 represent the rapid pace of evolution of Chrome and Google’s strong commitment to advancing Web technology and performance.
Moreover, the browser’s cloud synchronization framework is also enhanced to support browser preferences and themes in addition to bookmarks. This latest version of Chrome also offers the Flash plugin included by default, an addition that was made possible by Google’s recent partnership with Adobe.
Google Chrome 5 is the first official stable release of Chrome for Mac and Linux as previous version were just distributed for those platforms in the form of beta and developer builds.
The first release of Chrome launched in 2008 was only available for the Windows operating system and was released the next year for other platforms.
Despite some early challenges developers have to face when building Chrome for Linux, they were able to deliver an impressive port with native theming and a complete feature set. Now developers can forget all of these stuffs as Chrome development now appears to be largely in sync across all three of the major operating systems.