Chrome OS 12 hits beta, this is it folks, the shipping version is nearly complete!

Google Chrome OS 12 released, excitement building.

Published Mon, May 16 2011 8:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST
Google have just announced that the Chrome OS beta has hit R12 release 0.12.433.38 which includes Chrome 12 Beta, new trackpad, new flash player and several "stability and functional improvements over the previous release". This new release includes various security fixes:

Chrome OS 12 hits beta, this is it folks, the shipping version is nearly complete! |

Disallow root escalation by creating /var/lib/chromeos-aliases.conf and inserting commands. [Credit to Chrome OS Team (Sean Paul)]
Disallow modification of about:flags in Guest mode [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team (Jim Hebert)]
Multiple package updates (openssl, dbugs, pango, sudo, strongswan, acl, libxml2, dhcpd) [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team]

There are a tonne of new features in Chrome 12 as well as a number of Chrome OS improvements such as:

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

Known issues include:

[Bug 15211] Angry Birds displays black screen in SD and HD version during intro video
[Bug 14592] 3g Activation does not complete first try but succeeds on second after a workaround
[Bug 13269] Chat window refuses to open, even if contacts list will
[Bug 12671] Encountered the recovery screen upon resuming from suspend (hard reboot helps)
[Bug 15085] "He's Dead Jim" message while playing specific video in 720p

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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