Google releases beta version of their 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows computers.
Last month, Google revealed that it is finally done with working on a 64-bit Chrome browser that will work on Microsoft?s Windows 7 and Windows 8. This Wednesday, the tech megacompany announced that they have made it available as a ?Beta Channel. The beta phase is usually the last phase that software programs undergo before being fully released.
This 64-bit Chrome version is expected to work faster that its 32-bit predecessor, especially in area of multimedia content and graphics. It should also be relatively safer since it has the ability to take advantage of new features like the High Entropy ASLT present on Windows 8. Furthermore, a 64-bit Chrome browser may provide a more stable browsing experience with fewer crashes during regular use.
The ordinary Internet surfer may ask, what is the use of a 64-bit Chrome? Apparently as of the moment, that question cannot be answered expressly. Since we are in 2014, there?s a big chance that what you?re using now is a desktop or laptop that supports 64-bit processors. These processors enable computers to run software that can use more than 4 GB of RAM, which is the maximum memory that 32-bit machines can accommodate. That translates to better performance, more programs to run simultaneously, better graphics, and more ? ?in other words, increased productivity.
Same with what Google has done with Canary and developer editions, this more stable 64-bit Chrome software leverages modern computing power to tighten security and boost web page rendering speed. Understandably, the code for this beta version is still incomplete so expect to run into a few bugs here and there. Nonetheless, being in beta phase means that a full version is not far off in the horizon; maybe a few weeks away.
The 64-bit Chrome Beta Channel can be downloaded here. For the less adventurous, they would have to wait for the official release. A full list of all the changes in this version can be viewed in Google?s SVN log. Finally, Google is requesting those who downloaded the beta version to report any bug they encountered here.
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