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It is for real! Google released Chromium OS open source project

November 20, 2009 05:52 PST

Posted by Andrew.

Google has officially announced that they need developers, partners and the open source community to get this operating system ready for use by next year. Yesterday Google released Chromium OS open source project. The code of Chromium OS is free, accessible to anyone and open for contributions. The Chromium OS project includes Google code base, user interface experiments and some initial designs for ongoing development.

Here is what Google says:

First, it's all about the web. All apps are web apps. The entire experience takes place within the browser and there are no conventional desktop applications. This means users do not have to deal with installing, managing and updating programs.

Second, because all apps live within the browser, there are significant benefits to security. Unlike traditional operating systems, Chrome OS doesn't trust the applications you run. Each app is contained within a security sandbox making it harder for malware and viruses to infect your computer.

Chrome OS is basically built around a web browser just like Google Chrome. It means if you see Chrome OS, you would see everything inside Google Chrome Browser. You can check out more from the below video.

A short video of Google Chrome OS

So what do we really have? Sounds like some kind of a modified browser that will run web application.

What do you think?

Comments welcome. :-)

Other resource about Chromium OS

#1  posted on November 20, 2009 09:20 PST

#2  posted on November 20, 2009 11:15 PST
That looks awesome! Cant wait to get that on my computer.

#3  posted on November 20, 2009 14:51 PST
yeah it's pretty sweet if your desperate you can download a virtual machine image through torrents or here and there are some screenshots here

P.S. if your using virtual box that the virtual box image on gdgt doesn't work but the VMWare image works and you have to make sure that in the settings for the machine it's bridged networking and NOT NAT

#4  posted on November 20, 2009 23:30 PST
Clay, thanks for the info. But hey, does anyone know how exactly this OS is supposed to work? I mean, I play games online, like PSOBB. Will I still be able to play that with this new OS system?

#5  posted on November 22, 2009 16:20 PST
Hey Bomber21 sorry for the delayed answer but as far as i can tell from what I've tried some online games do work but the ones that have higher requirements didn't seem to work this will probably be fixed in later versions of the Chromium OS. It wouldn't make sense for them to make it incompatible for online games seeing as it is an OS that is all online.

#6  posted on October 13, 2010 01:25 PDT
A GREAT idea and if it works (which is why I am here) I will use it! thanks for doing the right thing and keeping it opensource and FREE!

#7  posted on October 25, 2010 09:43 PDT
yes i am human fools!

#8  posted on January 07, 2012 23:08 PST
Pefrect shot! Thanks for your post!

#9  posted on December 05, 2015 16:25 PST
it only sucks that i play psobb and it is an online game but it requires you to install it onto your pc fist . so yeeeah , doesnt let me install it

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