Why geeks will love Chrome OS

There’s a really good article on TechCAKE on how Google Chrome OS is regarded from different perspectives. To make it short: people will love it. But for different reasons. According to the article Google’s main goal is (of course) to control the cloud and make lots of money. Geeks will love it for a reason […]

More screenshots of Chrome OS

The makers of Chrome OS screenshots in the past weeks obviously gained imitators. I found another set of likely-fake screenshots on engadget.com. This time the authenticity is confirmed by a “genuine” Google Development Team sticker. The operating system is Google Chrome OS Alpha 1.01 and it looks like the Chrome browser with some extra tabs […]

Users’ expectations from Chrome OS

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 […]

Screenshots of Chrome OS appeared

The blogger community DownloadSquad shows first screenshots of Chrome OS on their website. The pictures are supposed to show the Alpha-version 0.2.5. They show the desktop and a “Google Browser 3.5 Beta”. In my opinion, it’s clearly a fake, but see it yourself.

VMware will virtualize Chrome OS

Raj Mallempati, VMware group product manager, confirmed that VMware will be capable of virtualizing Chrome OS as soon as it is released by Google. Due to the fact that Chrome OS is based on a linux kernel, it is most likely that many virtualization machines will support it as a guest system. This will make […]

Bill Gates on Chrome OS

Bill Gates speaks about Google Chrome OS in an interview with CNET news. For him it looks like yet another linux distribution and doesn’t scare him at all. He also compares it to the other Google OS, Android, by saying: “I mean, you’ve got Android running on Netbooks. It’s got a browser in it.” I […]

Chrome OS industry partners revealed

Only one day after the official announcement of Google’s new operating system Chrome OS the company discloses its industry partners. In a short FAQ article Google reveals their cooperation with the following companies (among others): Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. I’m sure you aren’t surprised there are many netbook […]

Google announces Chrome OS

Today, Google announced an operating system called Chrome OS. It is supposed to be available for customers in the second half of 2010. Like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS is designed to be be lightweight, minimalistic, fast, and simple to use. The system is targeted to run on low-preformance machines like netbooks and is based […]