When Google opened up the source code for its Chrome operating system last month, third-party hardware manufacturers lined up plans to build Chrome-based netbooks, with availability expected in late 2010. Could Google also be cooking up plans to sell its own, Google-branded Chrome netbook at around the same time?
I have an ASUS EEE PC netbook running F20. It's been humming along fine until an update a few weeks ago. Now when I launch Google Chrome, the machine eventually hangs. I see some SELinux errors pop up. If I have a terminal window open, I check the load as it shoots through the roof. It was well over 20 before it stopped responding.
The VAR Guy is trading in his Ubuntu PC for a new Samsung Chromebox running Google Chrome OS. What motivated the move to a cloud-centric thin client? Here’s the explanation.
First, a little background. Google Chromebooks are web-centric notebooks that run Chrome OS (a super-slim operating system) and leverage cloud software like Google Apps.
With Google targeting the netbook with both its Chrome and Android operating systems, which way should developers jump? Should they pick Chrome, the browser that will soon become an OS and is likely to face strong competition from Microsoft and Apple?
As usual, just in time for the weekend break, the Google Chrome developers at Google announced last evening (July 15th) yet another unstable release of the upcoming Google Chrome 6.0 web browser for Linux and Windows operating systems. Google Chrome 6.0.466.0 brings a few important features and improvements for the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) distr...
Over the last 12 months, netbook and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions - Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR). Both have built on the massive potential that was unlocked by the Asus Eee PC but led nowhere, as its operating system failed to inspire a new generation of Linux users.