For those who aren't very interested in testing the waters with beta software, Google
has just added v28 of Chrome
to the all-important Stable Channel. The Stable channel has been updated to 28.0.1500.71 for Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms, bringing a number of security fixes and features. Starting today Chrome users on Windows will see their browser updated to include richer notifications, while Mac is coming soon. If you've used items like Growl on the Mac, this won't be any real shock, but for people on stock systems, seeing these notifications will likely be a pleasant surprise.
There's even a built-in notification center that houses items that you may have missed while away, and you can disable and re-enable them on a whim. For the full list of changes and fixes, visit the Update page