Chrome OS

Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google. It is derived from the free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications.wikipedia

Since its debute I have owned a few different computers that run Chrome OS. Today my primary personal computer is a Google Pixelbook that runs Chrome OS. (See Computers)

The majority of my personal computing is done on a tablet (iPad), a smartphone, or in a web browser and therefore I find Chrome OS to be an ideal operating system.

I've often mused on the idea of a personal computing device built to run a hypervisor that would allow users to select their preferred operating system and user interface. How Chrome OS supports Android and Linux applications comes closest to this idea.

See Chrome OS Release blog site Google doesn't always post information on the blog, so another source for information is the Chrome OS sub-reddit . Google appears to have created a release notes page that is meant for consumers rather than geeks. page

The evolution of Crostini is embedded in ongoing releases of Chrome OS. See the Chrome OS Release Matrix page

Key Features

* Chrome Web Store * Progressive Web Applications * Crostini (Linux Apps) * Virtual Desktops * Android Apps - Google Play * To be: Chrome OS Run Windows Apps