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Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 17, 2016 08:08PM
I was looking for stuff to trash before transferring my shop computer HD content to an SSD, and found Chrome versions going back to 2014 in Contents/Versions of Chrome. I deleted all but the latest freed up a bunch of space.

Can someone explain this in non-coder terms?



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Re: Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: December 17, 2016 08:22PM
I've only got the current and previous version on my Mac and I've been using Chrome for years.
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Re: Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 18, 2016 02:30AM
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lost in space
Can someone explain this in non-coder terms?

Chrome is cr@p. Retains old versions which are automatically downloaded and hidden in the application-bundle. Huge memory leaks, too.

...Just deleted a 14GB copy of Chrome from someone's Applications folder.

Google has a reputation for hiring very smart people. Apparently, none of them write Google's software.



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Re: Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: December 18, 2016 10:18AM
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Onamuji
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lost in space
Can someone explain this in non-coder terms?

Chrome is cr@p. Retains old versions which are automatically downloaded and hidden in the application-bundle. Huge memory leaks, too.

...Just deleted a 14GB copy of Chrome from someone's Applications folder.

Google has a reputation for hiring very smart people. Apparently, none of them write Google's software.

Don't know why that would be as my copy of Chrome is 382.6 MB.
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Re: Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 18, 2016 01:03PM
In checking my old Macs, seems it was a problem on older versions. My shop computer was running Lion, then eventually upgraded to Mav. It had a 7 GB Chrome app. Our family iMac, running Yosemite, has 382MB for Chrome. Go figure.



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Re: Why do Chrome updates keep old versions?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 18, 2016 02:30PM
Yeah just a 12Dec2016 and 7Nov2016 version here in contents. (El Capitan)



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