The amazing Chrome developers at Google Inc., announced today (April 9th) the immediate availability for testing of the Google Chrome 5.0.371.0 Alpha web browser for Linux. Windows and Mac operating systems.

The new development release comes with great, new features, such as support for Geolocation, HTML5 fixes, Omnibox improvements, and more! The release is distributed as binary packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE operating systems.

Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are supported at this time, as well as a pre-installed repository (at least on the Ubuntu platform) for easy updates.

Today’s announcement comes right after the release of Google Chrome 5.0.342.9 Beta, on April 7th. This is considered the stable version of the browser, and the release fixes an issue with the extensions installer (various Chrome add-ons could not be installed). Let’s have a look now at the changelog for Google Chrome 5.0.371.0 Alpha:

· Support for Geolocation;
· Fixed HTML5 audio/video elements bug;
· WebGL now works in sandbox mode and can be activated with the –enable-webgl flag;
· Omnibox improvements (moved bookmark star, changed some icons, etc);
· Fixed various font issues on Linux.

A more detailed look at the features of the Google Chrome 5.0.371.0 Alpha development release can be found here.

Google Chrome is a revolutionary web browser that makes surfing the Internet more efficient and ergonomic by placing modules on each new opened tab. Instead of showing a blank page, Google Chrome offers you eight thumbnails, displaying the most visited websites, a history search bar and even the last ten closed tabs. Another breathtaking feature of Google Chrome is its amazing speed, from the moment you open it until it is closed.

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