All you need to know about Google Chrome OS

0 70 Google have their own Operating System (OS), and it’s for laptop/notebook not for smartphone. It’s Chrome OS. From its name “Chrome” and “OS”, yup this OS built based on google web browser chrome. Did you know that this OS have their own laptop? Well, here anything you need to know about google chrome os.


What is Google Chrome OS?

The Google Chrome os is an operating system designed by Google, it is based on Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its main user interface. And Chrome OS principaly support web applications.

Google announced the Chrome OS in July 2009, the OS designed for both applications and user data locate in the cloud: therefore Chrome OS principaly runs web applications. The first Chrome OS laptop, known as a Chromebook, arrived in May 2011 and are still readily available in strores today.


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Target Audience for Google Chrome OS


Googe Chrome OS is targeted initially towards netbooks, super small notebooks designed primarily for Web browsing. Although some netbooks were sold with Linux, the consumer preference tended toward Windows XP, and then consumers decided that maybe the novelty wasn’t worth it. Netbooks were often far too small and far too underpowered.


Google’s vision for Chrome extends beyond the netbook. The operating system may eventually be competition with Windows 7 and the Mac OS. However, Google doesn’t consider Chrome OS to be a tablet operating system. Android is Google’s tablet operating system because it’s built around a touch-screen interface while Chrome OS still uses a keyboard and mouse or touchpad.


Google Chrome OS Availability


Chrome OS is available for developers or anyone with an interest. You can even download a copy of Chrome OS for your home computer. You must have Linux and an account with root access.

If you’ve never heard of a sudo command, you should probably just buy Chrome pre-installed on a consumer device.

Google has worked with well-known manufacturers, such as Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.


Chrome and Android


Although Android can run on netbooks, Chrome OS is being developed as a separate project. Android is designed for running phones and phone systems. It’s not really designed for use on computers. Chrome OS is designed for computers rather than phones.


To further confuse this distinction, there are rumors that Chrome is indeed destined to become a tablet OS. Netbook sales have been eroding as full-size laptops become cheaper and tablet computers like the iPad become more popular.  However, iPads have declined in popularity in American schools while Chromebooks have gained popularity.


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Chrome uses a Linux kernel. Long ago there was a rumor that Google planned on releasing their own version of Ubuntu Linux dubbed “Goobuntu.” This isn’t exactly Goobuntu, but the rumor is no longer quite as crazy.


Google OS Philosophy


Chrome OS is really designed as an operating system for computers that are only used for connecting to the Internet.

Rather than downloading and installing programs, you just run them in your Web browser and store them on the Internet. In order to make that possible, the OS has to boot up very quickly, and the Web browser has to be extremely fast. Chrome OS makes both of those happen.

Will it be enticing enough for users to buy a netbook with Chrome OS instead of Windows? That’s uncertain. Linux hasn’t made a huge dent in Windows sales, and it’s been developed for much longer. However, cheap devices and a simple, easy to use interface may just entice users to switch.


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