Monday, May 16, 2011

Chrome OS 12, Chrome 12, Goes Beta

We all were introduced to new Chromebook and those new note/net books were running Chrome OS R12, or Chrome 12. We were also told that the release will be built and shipped with the new Chrombooks, when shipped.

The new beta channel update, (R12 release 0.12.433.38) brings us, Chrome 12 Beta, new trackpad, new flash player and several stability and functional improvements over the previous release. Well time to update the CR-48 now.
Following security features / fixes are also added;

  • Disallow root escalation by creating /var/lib/chromeos-aliases.conf and inserting commands. [Credit to Chrome OS Team (Sean Paul)]
  • Disallow modification of about:flags in Guest mode [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team (Jim Hebert)]
  • Multiple package updates (openssl, dbugs, pango, sudo, strongswan, acl, libxml2, dhcpd) [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team]
The Chrome OS R12 carries in addition to the browser according to the Chrome 12 blogpost ,
  • File browser
  • Shiny new look
  • Improvements to GSM support
  • Verizon activation improvements
  • New Flash player
  • Feedback link is now under the wrench menu (“Report an issue”)
  • 3G connection to the carrier fixes
  • Wi-Fi connectivity/Out of the Box fixes
  • New trackpad and sensitivity setting adjusted
  • Auto update engine and debugging improvements
  • Power optimizations
  • GTalk video/chat optimizations
  • Improved on screen indicators: brightness, network status, update icon
Enjoy your Chrome and you can learn more about Chrome 12 at Chrome Blog.
Google Chrome Releases: Chrome OS Beta Channel Update


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