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Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

“A number of new features and updates”

The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to R12 release 0.12.433.38 including Chrome 12 Beta, new trackpad, new flash player and several stability and functional improvements over the previous release.


This release contains the following security fixes

  • Disallow root escalation by creating /var/lib/chromeos-aliases.conf and inserting commands.
  • Disallow modification of about:flags in Guest mode
  • Multiple package updates (openssl, dbugs, pango, sudo, strongswan, acl, libxml2, dhcpd)

There are several Chrome OS great improvements

  • 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
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