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Chrome release brings C and C++ into browser

Google has released a new distribution of the Chrome web browser.The stable channel release, announced on Friday, brings enhancements that allow C and C++ code to be executed within the browser and for developers to access a Web Audio API to help them add audio to applications.
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Google has released a new distribution of the Chrome web browser.

The stable channel release, announced on Friday, brings enhancements that allow C and C++ code to be executed within the browser and for developers to access a Web Audio API to help them add audio to applications.

These technologies should "allow developers to create even more powerful web apps and games", Brad Chen, a Google software engineer wrote in a blog on Friday.

The C and C++ code execution comes from the open-source Native Client web technology. The technology only supports applications listed in the Chrome Web Store, Chen wrote.

Apple users received a boost as well, with some of the user-interface features of Mac OS X Lion being integrated into Chrome on Macs.

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