Google Chrome OS

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Chrome OS
Google Chrome icon and wordmark (2011).svg
Company / developer Google Inc.
Programmed in C, C++
OS family Linux
Working state Preinstalled on specific hardware (Chromebooks, Chromeboxes)
Update method Rolling release
Package manager Portage
Supported platforms x86, ARM
Kernel type Monolithic: Linux kernel[1]
Default user interface Graphical interface based on the Google Chrome browser
License Google Chrome OS Terms of Service[2]
Official website

The Google Chrome OS is a project by Google to develop a light computer operating system. It is devoted to using the World Wide Web.[3] The operating system was announced on July 7, 2009, and it is based on Google's Chrome web browser and the Linux kernel. It will be targeted at netbooks at first,[4] and is due to be released during the second half of 2010.[5] It will run on systems with either x86 or ARM processors.[6]

Google has stated that the Google Chrome OS project will be open source[7] by the end of 2009. Although it is based on the Linux kernel, it will use "a new windowing system".[8]

The Google Chrome OS is expected to be delayed in reaching customers.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kernel Design: Background, Upgrades". Google. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  2. Google. "Google Chrome OS Terms of Service". Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  3. Mediati, Nick (2009-07-07). "Google Announces Chrome OS". PC World. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  4. Bobbie Johnson (2009-07-08). "Google targets Microsoft with new operating system". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  5. Ahmed, Murad (2009-07-08), Google takes on Microsoft with Chrome operating system, Times Online,, retrieved 2009-07-08 Archived 18 January 2010 at WebCite
  6. Womack, Brian (2009-07-08). "Google to Challenge Microsoft With Operating System". Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  7. Shiels, Maggie (2009-07-08). "Google to launch operating system". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  8. Arrington, Michael (2009-07-08). "Google Chrome: Redefining The Operating System". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  9. Ali, United States (December 11, 2010). Google is delaying to ship Chrome OS to mid of 2011

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