In addition to this build dumping its beta tag, Google has officially unleashed stable releases for both the Mac and Linux platforms. Chrome v5.0 brings many new enhancements to the table. Flash integration, unfortunately, did not make the cut. However, Google states that once Adobe releases Flash 10.1, they will add it into the browser. This will make the manual installation of Flash a thing of the past. The notable changes in Chrome v5.0 are:
- Redesigned Bookmark Manager (pictured below)
- Geolocation APIs
- App Cache
- Web sockets
- File drag-and-drop
If you're already running Chrome on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, expect an auto-update soon. As always, you can force an update by going to the tools menu and selecting About Google Chrome; from there you can tell it to apply the latest update. If you don't already use Chrome, you can give it a try by visiting google.com/chrome.