Linked by fran on Fri 24th Aug 2012 20:04 UTC
Google A new version of Chrome OS has been released. From the Chrome Blog: "We made the apps list much more compact, so you can access your apps without interrupting your browsing experience. We also added a search box at the top of the apps list, which you can use like an omnibox to search the web, specific websites, or the apps on your computer, visual improvements such as a redesigned Cloud Print dialog and the ability to add custom wallpaper. You can now also save files directly to Google Drive, so you can access files later from any device, including Drive on iOS or Android. Under the hood, we've added audio support for USB and HDMI, additional sandboxing security features, and many more bug fixes."
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I... dont... get... it...
by HangLoose on Fri 24th Aug 2012 20:47 UTC
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Chrome OS has been so restricted that even doing the simplest of things, like printing, it is a chore. Plus the machines were way underpowered. And expensive.

With Android being developed in such high speed and being adopted in such a fast pace it even feels redundant for ChromeOS to exist. I have a Transformer Prime and it is great. Granted the Office suite included in it isn't that powerful but whenever I need to make small documents/notes it fits the bill. It has everything that Chrome OS has and more.

Perhaps I am not the target group of this OS. As far as I understand it should be students and small companies that just need a machine too boot up to the internet and not have full blown office suits (yep, thats you Microsoft).

I don't know for how long Google will keep up with the development of another OS. Specially now that Sergei seems to have got the itch for axing (cool) projects.

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