Posts tagged Google Chrome OS
It has been a while since we heard anything official about Google’s cloud based operating system, Chrome OS. So it’s time to talk about Chrome OS or more specifically the targeted release date for the browser based OS. The official word is that the OS is going to be released in Q4 of 2010, something which was revealed by Google during the Chrome OS announcement back in November 2009.
With the all the fun and excitement surrounding Microsoft’s PDC event and then Google Chrome OS, we didn’t get the time to share this important news with you. Not any more. Guess what, the free photo and image editing application called Paint.NET just got updated. Paint.NET 3.5.1 has been released and is now available for download. The first update for Paint.NET 3.5 brings small bug fixes and more Windows 7 stuff.
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Just finished watching the Google Chrome OS webcast. If you are expecting a beta release of Google Chrome OS, then sorry to disappoint you, there is no Chrome OS release to talk about as of now. However as we informed you, Google Chrome OS code just went open source.
They said they will be open sourcing the Chrome OS source code. And guess what, that’s what exactly has happened. Google has just posted the source code for Google Chrome OS on the Chromium site, making the source code open. This was just announced in the press event for Google Chrome OS. Be sure to tune in, as we will post more details whatever is revealed in the currently running webcast for Google Chrome OS.
Ever since Google announced its Google Chrome OS, various rumors surfaced onto the web showing fake pictures of what Google Chrome OS might look like and similar stuff. Well all this is set to come to an end. Google is holding a Google Chrome OS demo event this Thursday in which it will showcase the capabilities of its yet to be released OS. Google Headquarters is the decided venue.
According to Neowin.net Robert Scoble has posted a message on FriendFeed, and it seems that Microsoft announcement next Monday, related to Google Chrome OS.
In the posting, Scoble notes
why did Google announce Chrome OS this week? Well, of course, Microsoft has a big announcement coming on Monday (I’m embargoed).
I think Scoble is confirming this Microsoft’s forthcoming Gazelle browser. Microsoft has been developing “Gazelle” and Gazelle is an alternative to Internet Explorer.
The browser acts like an operating system and is designed to address the fact that browsers like IE and Chrome have not been built by design to handle multiple processes and web applications in a secure manner.
Built by the Microsoft Research team, company officials have been hinting that they are ready to talk more about Gazelle recently.
This week, Microsoft researcher Helen Wang spoke with said
I think Gazelle marks a significant departure from all previous browsers, including Chrome and IE 8″. Wang also noted “we’re really trying to leverage the decades of operating system experience and apply that in the Web and browser setting.
In Scoble’s FriendFeed he replied to others:
part of the Microsoft announcement on Monday runs on Google Chrome (and Firefox for that matter)
Microsoft evangelist Keith Coombs posted on twitter that he was playing with some
secret Microsoft software
Microsoft hinted at its Office Web Applications back at it’s professional developers conference last year. The company plans to offer Office in a way that is similar to Google Apps/Docs.
I just went through the Google Chrome OS FAQ, Google has released this FAQ because everyone was keen to know about it. So here are limited number of your most frequently asked Qs.
And of course we know that this Chrome Web OS will be very attractive (and just in time) for the always-on Netbooks explosion that is coming.
First question… is Google Chrome OS free?
Yes – Google Chrome OS is an open source project and will be available to use at no cost. To me it seems that Google Chrome will beat Microsoft but not Linux. The simplest thing is that when people can get the same thing for no cost, so why the hell waste money for Microsoft.
The Google Chrome OS team is currently working with a number of technology companies to design and build devices that deliver an extraordinary end user experience. These companies include: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments.
Later this year, the Google Chrome OS code will be open sourced. Google is looking forward to work with the open source community and making its own small contributions to the great work being done out there.
If you are interested in a full time position as a software engineer please visit the jobs pages and indicate that you are interested in Chrome.
But my simplest question is what will be the security concerns? Where is the performance bar? But The biggest thing Chrome OS will do, is keep competitors on their toes.
Ask me about the Google Chrome OS, well I am so excited bout it, as I was for Chrome browser, even though I use Firefox but still excitement is always there. I just saw the very first screenshot of Google Chrome OS.
To me It’s hard to agree that are these the first Chrome OS shots, there are plenty of reasons to be suspicious one of the reasons is from where the screenshots emerged? Anyways we have to believe whatever it is.
Acer is one of the Google partners for Chrome OS, an employee there has claimed the screenshots of Google Chrome OS. Full installation is shown there, which took about 10 minutes. After installation was done, desktop to desktop reboot took about 25 seconds.
As for the desktop, it is minimalist: at the bottom of the screen is the Chrome Bar, which is the system’s dock, start menu. The glowing blue icon, which looks like the center of the Chrome logo, opens the main menu, and hides when not in use.
But the reasons why I am suspicious are that, from where these screenshots came up because just one day after the announcement; the shots could easily be mocked up in an existing Linux desktop environment; the shots don’t necessarily look like they were taken in an Acer conference room; and, most interesting thing is that the colors in the word “Google” are ordered incorrectly.
As this demo was carried out on a Acer Extensa 4620Z, which would accord with Google’s stated first target for the OS. Anyways according to me we have to wait what is the reality..
Update: As expected, there has been confirmation over the fact that these screenshots were fake and not real.