Google Chrome OS (Chromium): Could Launch In November

 

By Posted 13 Oct 2010, 15:20

While I was browsing ‘Google New‘ over the weekend, I tried to find out some information about Google’s new Chrome OS (Chromium to some) to no avail. It’s then I started digging and found out that the new OS could be set for a release as early as next month.

According to an article at TechCrunch, it seems as though the developers had recently hit RC status (Release Candidate) with version 0.9.78.1.

Also See: Google Chrome OS exploit rewarded at Pwnium 4 2014

That is one clue, but only one piece of the puzzle. The other piece can be found via a discussion thread where a Google employee states that “we will push this after November 11,” referring to a release date.

During 2009 when Google announced Chrome, we were at a point when we were screaming for something new, something that worked. Google Chrome OS was born but now over a year later is Chrome still relevant? Potentially all it is, is a modified web browser.

Intended for notebooks for the time being, can you see yourself using a Chrome OS or Chromium based notebook over Windows 7, or your Macbook?

In all honesty, I think Chrome has a chance to shine but it will take some time to get to the status it needs to be at. Keep building them apps in the app store and the future for Google Chrome OS could be an evolution.

Source: PC World

  • Pat

    I am curious – a Love Kubuntu Netbook edition, don't like the Ubuntu Netbook edition (10.4), hate the new Ubuntu Netbook Unity (10.10) and the Moblin seems very childish and basic but is very fast. I am curious as to how Chromium turns out and will definitely try it. Still use Firefox as I cant stand Chromes search – disappears every time you click on a link and there is no global tabs search like Firefox and searching a page is as import to me as the web search.

  • Pat

    I wonder how well this will work on if this will work on Tablet PC's – does it include touch support? and multi-touch?