Chrome OS: Behind the curtain

Some guys from the german open source magazine heise open analyzed components that are used in Chrome OS. We now know which standard applications are running in the background managing the system. I’m giving you an overview in this article.

Video: Chrome OS Demo

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.

Video: Chrome OS & Open Source

Martin Bligh, Software Engineer for Chrome OS, released another video with information about the open source character of Chrome OS. It seems that Google colaborates with many other open source project to get Chrome OS on the way.

List of Chrome OS-compatible hardware

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.

Tutorial: How to run Chrome OS in VirtualBox

Google has finally released an early version of its new open source operating system Chrome OS. This is a step-by-step guide to running it within Sun VirtualBox, a multi-platform, free virtualization software, making your pleasure all-free! There will be a video version of this how-to as well, so check back for updates.

Chrome OS Design Documents

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 […]

Video: Chrome OS UI Concept

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.

Video: Chrome OS Fast Boot

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.

Video: Chrome OS Security

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.