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  • Is The First Official Chrome OS Device A Monitor Or All-In-One PC? Nope.

    Is The First Official Chrome OS Device A Monitor Or All-In-One PC? Nope.

    Earlier today we received a tip to check out the blog Chrome OS Site for the details on the first official Chrome OS device. Obviously intrigued, I clicked through. There, I read about not a notebook or netbook running the OS, but rather a monitor! Specifically, the report has Acer supposedly unveiling this “monitor”, or perhaps all-in-one PC, called the DX241H, as the first… Read More

  • Run Ubuntu On A Google Cr-48 Notebook

    Run Ubuntu On A Google Cr-48 Notebook


    The Google Chrome OS Cr-48 was designed to be a test bed for developers. Under the battery is a physical switch that toggles booting to Chrome OS or whatever the dev installs on it. Like Ubuntu. And here’s how you can install Linux flavor. [Google via Download Squad] Read More

  • Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit: Chrome OS Will Perish Or "Merge" With Android

    Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit: Chrome OS Will Perish Or "Merge" With Android

    Former Googler, FriendFeed founder and Facebook-er turned investor Paul Buchheit just tweeted this zinger: Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or “merged” with Android) Considering his former employer just launched the Chrome OS pilot program last week, the comment may sting a little over at Mountain View, although it should be noted Buchheit is hardly the only one… Read More

  • Google Announces Chrome OS Pilot Program, 12.1 Inch Notebook Cr-48

    Google Announces Chrome OS Pilot Program, 12.1 Inch Notebook Cr-48

    Today at this morning’s major Chrome event, Google has just announced that Chrome OS… isn’t done. It still has work to do with camera drivers (for notebook USB ports), finishing Google Cloud Print, and more. But it wants to get the notebook into early adopters’ hands, so it’s announcing a new Pilot Program. Google will be distributing a notebook called… Read More

  • Google Chrome OS set to launch this fall

    Google Chrome OS set to launch this fall

    The wait it almost over for Google Chrome OS. The operating system based on Google’s Chrome browser, hence the name, should be released for free this coming autumn. Google expects big things from the launch, too. Google’s VP of product management stated “We expect it to reach millions of users on day one.” That just might happen — if there’s a hardware… Read More

  • Some Early Pictures Of Chrome's New Web Apps Feature

    Some Early Pictures Of Chrome's New Web Apps Feature

    Perhaps the biggest announcement during day one of Google I/O was the Chrome Web Store — an app store for web apps that lives in Google’s Chrome web browser (and soon Chrome OS). There’s a lot of curiosity out there about how this will work. Here are a few early pictures to show you: Read More

  • Google Chrome OS Is Here! Well, Kinda.

    Google Chrome OS Is Here! Well, Kinda.

    Later today at CES, Glide will be debuting its extension for the Google Chrome browser, which it claims turns the software program into a full operating system. The extension, which is also available for Internet Explorer 7+ and Firefox 3.0+, can already be downloaded here. What Glide does is extend the most popular Internet browsers with a suite of applications that can interact with… Read More

  • You can install Chrome OS on your Dell Mini 10v right now

    You can install Chrome OS on your Dell Mini 10v right now

    You can now run Chromium OS, the open source developmental version of Google Chrome OS, on your Dell Mini 10v. Don’t have one? Neither do I, so don’t feel too bad. Read More

  • Someone working on Google Chrome OS must be a big Metal Gear fan!

    Someone working on Google Chrome OS must be a big Metal Gear fan!

    Sharper eyes than mine have spotted this little easter egg in the Google Chrome OS Demo video that Google published yesterday. (Or were you completely off the grid yesterday, and didn’t know that Google hosted members of the media to demonstrate Google Chrome OS?) Big Boss? An e-mail from Yoji, asking you to be on time today? Snaaaaake! Read More

  • Google Is Keeping Chrome OS Simple.  Maybe Too Simple.

    Google Is Keeping Chrome OS Simple. Maybe Too Simple.

    Ever since Google started talking about its Google Chrome OS, developers, competitors, and observers have been wondering why Google needs two operating systems: Android and Chrome OS. At today’s chrome OS briefing, Google was asked whether Chrome OS would support Android apps. The answer is no. Of course, as Michael pointed out during the Q&A, Steve Jobs said the same thing when… Read More

  • Video: Chrome OS For Dummies

    Still not sure why Google is building its own operating system? It created this animated video to try to explain why the Web needs a new OS, and why that OS should be Chrome. Google just showed the video at its Chrome OS press event which MG is liveblogging. Read More

  • Chrome OS: The Code Clues Are Out There

    Chrome OS: The Code Clues Are Out There

    A working Chromium on Snow Leopard and Chrome Desktop Notifications are interesting, but let’s be honest, the real Chrome-related information everyone wants to know about is Chrome OS. And today there is news, as it looks like the OS may have just revealed itself, if only slightly, to the world. No, we’re not talking about those big icon screenshots, instead, this reveal is buried… Read More

  • In The Pre-Chrome OS World, Google Optimizes Gmail For Netbooks

    In The Pre-Chrome OS World, Google Optimizes Gmail For Netbooks

    Google is clearly enamored with the netbook space. We already know that it’s serving as an entry point for the new Chrome OS, but Google isn’t just going to sit around and wait for that, it’s starting to optimize its experience for netbooks already. Tonight, Google has just released a small new feature in Gmail Labs so that users can optimize their email service for viewing… Read More

  • MG Has A Chrome Attack

    After Google dropped its Chrome OS bomb yesterday, the news that Google is working on a new operating system generated a media frenzy. Our own MG Siegler covered the news from all angles, and did a live interview on Attack of The Show (embedded above). As MG points out in the interview, this is just an entry point for Google (netbooks today, PCs tomorrow), and the announcement was expertly… Read More

  • Why Chrome OS Now? Because Microsoft Office In The Cloud Comes Monday.

    Why Chrome OS Now? Because Microsoft Office In The Cloud Comes Monday.

    The timing of Google’s announcement of Chrome OS was curious. I don’t mean the fact that Google moved up the post on it by a day when some details leaked out, I mean the fact that they were announcing it on some seemingly random date in July, well before anything is actually ready to show off. Now, we likely know why. On Monday, Microsoft is set to unveil its plans to counter… Read More

  • Chrome OS Partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments

    Chrome OS Partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments

    Google is starting to respond to questions about the just announced Chrome operating system. In a short FAQ today they talked about cost and initial partners. First of all, the software will be free, which was an easy assumption to make since it will be open source. Like Android, Google will not charge users or device manufacturers to use the Chrome OS. Yesterday Google said they were… Read More

  • Why Google's Chrome OS Bomb Has Minimal Fallout On Apple

    Why Google's Chrome OS Bomb Has Minimal Fallout On Apple

    With so much being said about Google’s new Chrome OS being a direct attack on Microsoft, naturally some of the gaze is now going to shift towards what it means for Apple, which makes the second most popular OS in the world. Here’s what it means — For its products, very, very little. For its board of directors, potentially a lot more. While some have already talked about this… Read More

  • Google Drops A Nuclear Bomb On Microsoft. And It's Made of Chrome.

    Google Drops A Nuclear Bomb On Microsoft. And It's Made of Chrome.

    Wow. So you know all those whispers about a Google desktop operating system that never seem to go away? You thought they might with the launch of Android, Google’s mobile OS. But they persisted. And for good reason, because it’s real. In the second half of 2010, Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS, an operating system designed from the ground up to run the Chrome web browser… Read More