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Google Chrome OS

Google as expected, has announced its much awaited Operating system, Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS represents Google’s view point of what an OS should be like in this era. Originally announced back in July of this year, Google wanted to target its open source OS initially for netbooks users to provide them fast experience using reduced boot and startup time. Speed, security and simplicity will be the main aspects of Chrome OS.

Key features in Chrome OS includes:

  • Open source

  • Lightweight

  • Faster than any other OS in the market

  • To be available in second half of 2010

  • Targeting netbooks PCs due to lightness

  • Key aspects – speed, simplicity, security

  • Redesigning the security architecture to eliminate the need for users to deal with viruses, malware and security updates

  • Will run on x86 and ARM chips

  • Web-based applications will automatically work with the OS

  • Developers can build apps with web as platform

  • More inclined for netbooks used to browse the net more

  • Runs on top of a Linux Kernel




Consumers won’t be able to download and install Chrome OS on just about any system they like. It will be available next year only through OEMs channel and on the hardware that meets Google’s specifications.

Google, though has release the source code for Chrome OS and it can now be downloaded through the link given below.

Download Google Chrome OS VMware Image
Download Google Chrome OS Source Code
Download VMware for Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome OS is designed for netbook PCs and runs on top of a Linux kernel. Consumers won’t be able to download and install Chrome OS on just about any system they like.  But since the source code is available for free download, anyone can go ahead and compile the code now to test out the cloud-based OS before its availability in late 2010.
Google Chrome OS Google Chrome OS Reviewed by Imran Baig on 1:03:00 PM Rating: 5
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