Ask the Readers: Which Version of Chrome Do You Use? [Poll]

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By Akemi Iwaya on October 6th, 2010

With multiple versions of Chrome and Chromium derivatives available there are quite a few good choices to select from. This week we would like to know which version(s) you use on your computer.

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Note: Custom Chrome Canary Build icon shown above by JangMunho. Available for downloaded here.

With each passing month Chrome is slowly but surely gaining browser market share. Google has also accelerated the release schedule for the stable, beta, and dev channels to get new features into the hands of computer users quicker. It really is easy to pick a version to use on your computer based on your needs and comfort level.

Want a browser that is stable or has new nearly stable features? Grab a release from the stable and beta channels. Feeling a little more daring? Set up the dev channel on your computer. Into bleeding edge and possibly unstable releases? Then you will definitely like the Canary Builds…especially since you can run them side-by-side with one of the regular channels.

Perhaps you prefer a version that is not directly “Google branded”. You could have quite a bit of fun trying the straight Chromium Nightly Builds. Worried about privacy issues? Then SRWare’s Iron Browser is the one you want. Need extra features such as mouse gestures and IE Tab integration built-in? Grab a copy of ChromePlus. Or if you are a avid user of various online social services, then you should take a look at Flock’s new Chromium-based betas with a built-in sidebar. And finally on our list is Dragon Browser, Comodo’s entry in the Chromium Browser field.

With so many choices available it is tempting to try them all. Which version(s) do you use? Do you prefer releases that come from Google or others that have become available? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Multiple selections (up to a total of three) are enabled on this poll.

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Now that you have finished with the poll you may be interested in trying some of the versions mentioned here. You can download or setup the versions that you are curious about using the links below!

Set up the Stable, Beta, Dev, and/or Canary Channels of Google Chrome

Download the Chromium Nightly Builds

SRWare Iron Browser Homepage

ChromePlus Browser Homepage

Flock Browser 3.0 Beta

Comodo Dragon Internet Browser

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/6/10
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