Google Chrome 9 hits beta, Chrome OS changes in the mix.

From the ‘First Browser Release of 2011‘ files:

The new year has barely started and Google is now out with the first browser milestone release of 2011. Chrome 9 Beta (officially build 9.0.597.42 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame) is now available to Beta-channel users of Google’s browser. This is the second public Beta release, following the 9.0.597.19 build that debuted in December.

With the Beta release now available, a stable Chrome 9 could be out inside of the end of January as Google has a very aggressive and agile development and release cycle.

So what’s new in the latest Chrome 9 Beta?

Lots of bug fixes and some fixes that look like they are clearly intended just for Chrome OS.

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