Chrome OS on the cloud
Chrome OS was launched, devices running Google’s operating system have outsold Apple’s Macs in the US in the first quarter of this year.Chrome OS is designed for people who live primarily in the cloud. If you spend most of your time using the Web and Web-centric services — whether it’s reading news stories, surfing social media, or using services like Gmail and Google Docs. The data comes from IDC, though an exact number for Chrome OS device sales hasn’t been given.Chrome OS, which is indeed based on Linux flavored by Ubuntu, is available as source code, along with build instructions, at the Chromium OS Developer Guide.
If you’re not an experienced programmer with access to a 64-bit Linux system. That said, Mac OS computer sales are estimated to be around 1.76 million for Q1 2016, so Chrome OS device makers have probably sold almost 2 million units.
Chrome OS build from the web; Google only sells it on its Chromebooks. You can, however, download its slightly less polished open-source counterpart, Chromium OS. Google included its own version of desktop Snap inside Chrome OS for Windows 8. When you hover over the minimize/maximize button in the upper right corner of any browser window you get options to snap the current window to the left or right side of the screen.devices like the Chromebook attempt to solve, through the use of an operating system building entirely around the Google Chrome browser, and the concept of an operating system fully integrated with the Internet. Meaning, absolutely everything that’s done – things like checking email, banking, and all apps that are run.
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