Chrome, one of our most beloved browsers from the family of Google Web-Based Apps has recently been the cause of crashing several enterprise networks for almost two whole days.
Google Chrome updates are generally looked forward to as they bring a flurry of new features and resource-saving fixes but this wasn’t the case when recently this week Google was found fiddling with Chrome!
This new update which is being called as ‘WebContents Occlusion’ happened to suspend tabs in the browser whenever one moved to a different window on the machine over the top of the browser. Its main intent was to free-up resources on the laptop or pc Chrome is being used on but instead ended up majorly crashing the devices and machines it was being deployed on.
For everyone who relies on web-based tools, it is well known that it is rather difficult to instantly switch to a different browser by closing everything you were working on. A lot of businesses who heavily rely on google’s web-based applications had to suffer the toll of Google’s lousy update.
Businesses, especially IT-based solutions’ businesses mint money by the second and therefore, not being able to access the internet via Chrome for around 2 hours approximately had a huge impact on them financially.
Though Google Chrome users who were on their smartphones, tabs or home personal computers weren’t affected by this. It only affected users who run Chrome on a Windows Server which is a very common practice in enterprise networks.
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