Today, it has been announced the definitive exit from Google Chrome 59, a version that comes with important new features, especially for users of operating systems with Linux Kernel. The version is already stable and is now available for download on its official website.
This browser version has focused a lot on design and appearance issues, as support has been added with animations in APNG format, the API to capture images has been improved and the design option "material design" has been added, which is a design "traced" to that of Chrome in the Android operating system .
In this version they have wanted to focus a lot on Linux users, since they have certainly offered us very interesting news. The most prominent is the migration to GTK 3+, which will bring compatibility with Vulkan and Wayland, with their corresponding advantages that we all already know.
The bad news is that Chrome will stop supporting some older operating systems, among which is version 6 of CentOS and older versions of Red Hat. The reason for its removal is security, as these versions had security flaws.
Finally, a notification system is being integrated into the Linux version, which has been included in Mac OS X permanently and has also been integrated into the Windows version for a long time. In Linux there is still work to be done, although not too much, since some desktops already support this Chrome notification system.
Along with Chrome 59, a new version of Chromium has been released, the version of Chrome with free software. This version will also enjoy the new features that Chrome 59 has had, such as the integration with GTK 3+.
Google Chrome 59 It should already be in the repositories of your favorite distribution And if it isn't yet, it will soon be.