Google has announced their OS ready to download. The OS & Web Browser have the same name called “Google Chrome”. Chrome OS is more closer to Linux & it is also an Unix-like OS.
Featured software in Chrome OS:
- GNOME 2.24 desktop environment
- Google Chrome 4.0.207 web browser
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite
- Flash Player 10.0 plugin
- and much more!
System requirements of Chrome OS:
- Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer; AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer
- RAM: min. 256 MB
- Hard disk: min. 1 GB
- Graphics card: supports most modern graphics cards
Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and they are also planning to Ship it as a default OS for Netbooks considering its light footprint.
Download Google Chrome OS: http://sites.google.com/site/chromeoslinux/download
Wow, has this ever stirred things up! 🙂 Is anyone really surprised though? This has been expected for at least 2 years now. If Win7 didn’t have a SKU for Netbooks, this might even be interesting. Having used Win7 for several months now, I can’t see any reason I would go for such a downgraded experience as a Chrome-based OS. Still, it will be sure to continue to generate news and I’m curious to see how things work out.