Chrome 6 Launched on Browsers Second Birthday

A mere two years after Google had released its first iteration of the Chrome browser, the company is now releasing version 6, which promises security patches, speed improvements, and extensions and sync features. According to Brian Rakowski, Chrome’s product development manager, Chrome 6 is three times faster at parsing JavaScript than the 2008 version.

Another important thing that will start appearing with Chrome 6 and future releases is support for hardware acceleration, which will shift some of the heavy lifting away from the CPU and onto the graphics chip. This should deliver better results, especially with graphics-intensive chores like rendering videos. According to Google, the Mac and Windows client of Chrome will get hardware acceleration powered by different technologies, and it’s unclear at this time if and how Linux will get its own hardware acceleration technology.

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