Google Chrome OS in Plain English

Google Chrome OS is a lightweight open source linux-based operating system developing by Google based on Google’s Chrome web browser.

The following video tells you “What is Google Chrome OS?” in plain english.

What do you need to know about Google Chrome OS

The Google Chrome OS IS the web browser. It has super fast start-up speed. All applications are web applications, no installation.

The OS has high security to prevent malware and virus. If anything goes wrong, it will reboot and fix itself.

Chrome OS only works with solid-state hard drives and meant for netbooks. It will not install on your notebook.

Update: Now you can download Google Chrome OS for free!

Google Chrome OS screenshots

To satisfy your curiosity, here are some screenshots of Google Chrome OS (by Engadget)

Google Chrome OS application menu
Google Chrome OS application menu

Google Chrome OS file browser
Google Chrome OS file browser

Google Chrome OS app preview like Windows 7
Google Chrome OS app preview like Windows 7

My two cents

Based on the current available information, a netbook with Google Chrome OS is an Internet tablet with fast start-up time and high security.

It is ideal for you who need fast access to Internet or those switch on computer mainly for online activities.

Quote from a YouTube video comment by xDubaRx:

“Its an OS exclusive for Internet addicted people. It will work really great for that kind of people. Useless for developers, designers and/or gamers.”

Over to You

What do you think about the Google Chrome OS? Will you install it? Will you buy a netbook with Chrome OS pre-installed? What features you wish to have in the OS?

Update: Now you can download Google Chrome OS for free!

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8 thoughts on “Google Chrome OS in Plain English”

  1. I would seriously consider a netbook preloaded with Google Chrome OS just because of the light-weightness. Most of my activities are conducted online anyway and I am totally depending on web applications like Google Docs, Google Calendar, Remember The Milk and eBuddy so there’s absolutely no need for Microsoft to come into the picture.

    Google is going to dominate the world! LOL

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  2. Now, I am using Google Chrome as my web browser too. Maybe it is a good featured and news for me. It loading speed is very faster then other web browser. I will install it to try whether is it ok ? I have never buy netbook with Google Chrome OS pre-installed. The things all we want is more efficiently, faster, save time, more friendsly featured. What do you think it, Liewcf ?

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  3. Google Chrome OS is what I’m waiting for. Most of the time my works is only on net and I’m hardly use any Windows applications, but the Windows big space and memory is just a waste. Im wonder whether this OS will help increase battery life?
    But, as a browser I’m still prefer Firefox over Chrome.

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