In Chrome OS, there are some little known (not to say secret) keyboard shortcuts available for getting a linux terminal, developer tools, switching between windows, an on-screen keyboard etc. This article gives a summary of them. Continue reading “Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts”
This video shows a demonstration of Chrome OS from the initial presentation at the Google headquarters two days ago. You can see the amazingly fast boot up procedure as well as the user interface. Pretty cool stuff, if you ask me. Continue reading “Video: Chrome OS Demo”
You wanna know which hardware Chrome OS can be run on? There’s a list on Chromium.org providing you with details about certain models. One day after release it seems that it works best on Acer Aspire One and Asus Eee PC. The whole list is available here.
Those of you who want to take a closer look at Google Chrome OS should check out the Design Documents, that have been released yesterday. There are some general ones as well as special documents dealing with security, firmware and the platform. There’s pretty much to read though. Please post anything you find important in the comment section of this article (no registration needed).
This video shows the Chrome OS user interface as it is planned. In the current version of the OS, however, this is far from being fully implemented. Nevertheless, this video will make you even more curious of what is about to come. Continue reading “Video: Chrome OS UI Concept”
Martin Bligh, Software Engineer of Google Chrome OS, explains the concept of the operating system’s fast boot capability in this video. Chrome OS just seems to leave out all unnecessary steps in order to start a browser. Continue reading “Video: Chrome OS Fast Boot”
Will Drewry, Security Engineer for Chrome OS, explains in this video how security enhancements of Chrome OS are achieved. It is the second of four videos released along with the source code of Chrome OS. Continue reading “Video: Chrome OS Security”
The Google Operating System Blog publishes a list of features that users wish to be included in Chrome OS. As I do too, users emphasize the importance of offline features in order to have an adequate operating system. It is supposed to be fast regarding the boot-up process and while working with it. Besides, the users want it to run Windows applications, which is a rather difficult task to be confronted with, as it will be running a linux kernel. Using a virtual machine environment or WINE, however, even this is technically possible. I hope they have a built-in disk encryption, too.