Every Chrome notebook runs millions of Web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors.

Your Chromebook or Chromebox may just be the fastest PC you've used when it comes to booting, shutting down, and logging in and out. Chrome notebooks are built and optimized for the Web, where you already spend most of your computing time. ?May be if this OS is made to support all Windows Software, or something like that, it would be a fair reason for users to shift from Windows.Trivia: Good Porting of Android to PC, jscott418

Chrome OS keeps different software on your Chromebook separate with sandboxing. Reply by rolltide101x on September 27, 2013. February 10, 2012 Why would anyone spend money buying an online based OS when they can spend the same money on a Windows computer that can run independent of the internet?  /   /  Installation The X is to close the browser window. Google has also leveraged its successes in other departments to benefit the Chrome OS.  /  Version: Google Chrome OS R12 release 0.12.433.57. The second feature, automatic translation of Web pages, is available to other browsers as a Google add-on, but because it comes from Google, it's baked directly into Chrome. It now supports a wide range of popular file formats, including PDF, PPT, DOC, ZIP, XLS and RAR, and the newer Microsoft proprietary versions of those formats like PPTX.  |  $2.99/month for a 3-year plan, Johnny_S Google has not yet released the specifications of the Cr-48, saying only that it's running an Intel Atom processor.  |   /  Most any Linux distro crushes Windows in every way. May 31, 2012 Every time your Chromebook starts up, it goes through Verified Boot — a rigorous and seamless security check-up in the background that prevents malware. In that case you can play with this OS as the irrelevant OS it is. With the powerwashing feature on your Chromebook, you can easily reset your device to factory settings and get rid of malware in the process.  /  $39.99 for the first 12 months, Number of IP addresses: 40,000+ This is really about poor marketing. Chrome OS is the operating system that powers every Chromebook. On the other hand, if you love Chrome, then Chrome OS is a big heaping helping of Chrome with some extra Chrome on the side and more Chrome for dessert. jazz462 Accessible by voice or keyboard, Google Assistant on Chromebook* helps you multitask, control smart devices and get things done faster than before. Chrome then takes anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds to synchronize your Google settings, if any, and then the computer is ready to be used.

Number of IP addresses: 30,000 By jscott418, Quick boot, simple straight forward Browser type UI.

As is true about every aspect of this operating system, updates are much more likely to tweak the layout and design of the interface. By daengbo, 1) Secure -- signed from the top to the bottom and virtually unhackable if you don't enable "Developer mode. If you wonder whether you will be able to make the transition, you should probably stay away and change your app needs on your old platform first.This equipment seems perfect for Google Apps schools and businesses. Version: Google Chrome OS 29.0.1547.74, /  Who would want to put all of their files, pictures and info in cyberspace on someone elses servers? Version: Google Chrome OS R12 release 0.12.433.57, 2011-06-14 13:29:25 Built-in virus protection defends your Chromebook from malware automatically.

Probably over time chrome os will have more applications but currently it isn't worth buying a chromebook. mcharlton1 This makes it harder to revert back to an older version, but it's highly unlikely that you'll want to downgrade this build of Chrome since this is the stable build and not the beta or developer's version.  /  Some Windows 7 computers have, anecdotally, been found to boot up cold in similar times. The Chrome OS has a usable file-browsing system, accessible via Control-M or under the Tools submenu of the Options wrench. Hiding essentials like that remains an odd design choice to make. Google has clearly spent some serious time developing the new interface. There have been significant improvements since then, and CNET will update the results below as soon as possible. Acer C720 Do more with apps. It took our avatar about 30 seconds to synchronize our existing account avatar from the cloud. There is nothing good to say about this unless you are a child that can't much with a computer anyway.  |  Incognito prevents guest users from leaving any traces of their session, as well as keeping them from making any changes to your apps and other settings. We were also a bit surprised that the full cold-boot and log-on procedure, not counting the time it took to type in the log-on password, averaged to nearly 30 seconds. Stick with Windows. But if you loathe the Chrome browser, it's still highly unlikely that you'll enjoy this operating system. This is where the second bit of genius in the Chrome OS comes in: because everything is Web-based, you can log in to any installation of the operating system and instantly have all of your apps, settings, and other personalizations at your fingertips. Chromebooks have access to a vast library of Google-approved apps. Instant Tethering with Chromebook keeps you connected to your phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot automatically.

Pick up where you left off reading a story. Of course Google's vision is a cloud based one and somewhat like a Apple Fan you pretty much have to embrace the ecosystem. May 31, 2012 One day, and perhaps sooner rather than later, it might even be ready for all. Benchmarking the first beta of the Chrome OS proved to be a bit tricky.  /  There's simply no lag time, and the updates have fixed previous lagginess in logging in and out.

Of course, the real time-saving feature of the Chrome OS is the resume from wake, which is practically instantaneous. By jazz462.

*A user must type in their password each time that they boot up their device for security purposes, but not when waking their Chromebook from sleep.

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