The new version contains a lot of news and also a large collection of bug fixes. Chrome 8 includes no less than 800 bug fixes from the previous version. One of the biggest news is that Chrome has a new built-in pdf reader. It is an important step to increase security and enable the user to open PDF files on the internet without having to use Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader has been full of security holes.
The built-in PDF reader also uses sandboxing technology to protect your computer from malicious code in PDF documents. Google is currently developing a similar technology with Adobe that will make it possible to run Flash with sandboxing technology. Protection for Flash will be released in the next major upgrade of Chrome, which is scheduled for early or mid next year.
Some of the more fundamental innovations of Chrome 8 are not noticeable at first glance. According to the developers of Google’s Chrome 8, it’s the first browser that supports Chrome Web Store, Google’s investment in an online store where you can go to buy apps that can run in Chrome.
The latest version of Chrome can be downloaded from the Google website. If you already have Chrome installed, the new version will be downloaded automatically in the background. Google Chrome 8 are available for both Windows and Mac.