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Chromium Google Security Software Upgrades Windows

Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support 113

An anonymous reader writes Google has released Chrome/Chromium version 37 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Among the changes are better-looking fonts on Windows and a revamped password manager. There are 50 security fixes, including several to patch a sandbox escaping vulnerability. The release also brings stable 64-bit Windows support which ...offers many benefits for speed, stability and security. Our measurements have shown that the native 64-bit version of Chrome has improved speed on many of our graphics and media benchmarks. For example, the VP9 codec that’s used in High Definition YouTube videos shows a 15% improvement in decoding performance. Stability measurements from people opted into our Canary, Dev and Beta 64-bit channels confirm that 64-bit rendering engines are almost twice as stable as 32-bit engines when handling typical web content. Finally, on 64-bit, our defense in depth security mitigations such as Partition Alloc are able to far more effectively defend against vulnerabilities that rely on controlling the memory layout of objects. The full changelog.
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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

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  • Hello, it is 2014 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by qbast ( 1265706 ) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @10:23AM (#47764821)
    Why even bother with 32 bit builds?
  • by wisnoskij ( 1206448 ) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @10:34AM (#47764907) Homepage
    Even well into Windows 7, 32-bit continued to a very serious market share of NEW installs. At this point I do not think we are getting very many 32 bit installs at all, but any computer over 3 years probably has about a 60% chance of running a 32-bit OS. XP was the market overlord of a very long time, and continues to have a significant share, and its 64 bit edition was unusable.
  • Re:Gradients (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @10:39AM (#47764937)

    The answer is still no, apparently: []

    What a world we live in, where IE11 and Firefox have vastly better real-world CSS3 support and Chrome is just a pile of crap.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @11:39AM (#47765567)

    but I cannot fathom how people, and techies specifically, trust a browser that has ties to the company that does nothing but track people for the sake of profit. I just cannot wrap my head around why people willingly are not fighting the trading of privacy for something "free". We all know the tradeoff isn't fair. Free this and free that and we are giving our lives away for what really?

    I similarly distrust supermarket loyaly cards, which purport to save you money, but track and sell your preferences to third-party vendors who are also in the game for nothing but profit. One of the things that scares me is the buyers included in these companies are insurance companies, both medical and other, who then proceed to find ways to make your policies more expensive in future based on your current lifestyle. This is starting to happen.

    My life is private and what I do should not cause an increase in costs for me. The goal, after all, is socialised medicine anyway, so screw for-profit medical companies.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.