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Chrome OS may have ability to run desktop applications

June 11th, 2010

The Register is reporting that Chrome OS — Google’s netbook operating system that is completely browser based — may in fact gain access to legacy desktop applications. Using a technology the Register identifies as “Chromoting,” Chrome OS will “enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser.” The Chromoting feature is described as …

Google ditches Windows in favor of OS X and Linux

June 1st, 2010

Citing a renewed focus on security thanks in part to a recent series of cyber attacks originating in China, The Financial Times is reporting that Google is abandoning support for Microsoft’s Windows. Citing several anonymous employees of the search giant, the FT said that as recent as January, new Google employees were permitted to run …

Acer to launch two Chrome OS devices in June?

May 14th, 2010

Back in January, Acer’s president of IT Products division Jim Wong revealed that Acer was shooting to become the first manufacturer to produce a Chrome OS powered device. According to the latest rumor from Venture Beat, Acer will be delivering on that promise at the upcoming Computex Taipei trade show by debuting these aforementioned Chrome …

Verizon confirms it's working on a tablet with Google (Updated)

May 11th, 2010

Verizon and Google are working together to bring a tablet to the U.S. market, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam today told the Wall Street Journal. Part of Verizon and Google’s join aims to bring the “next big wave of opportunities” to the U.S. wireless industry, the Verizon-Google tablet is intended to clip the wings of …

HTC to debut a new touchscreen tablet at CES 2010?

December 31st, 2009

Forget the iSlate, an unconfirmed rumor suggests that HTC may have multiple models of a new touchscreen tablet, a device that the Taiwanese handset manufacturer has been secretly working on for the last 18 months, ready for debut. One model of the rumored tablet will feature a Qualcomm processor (Snapdragon?), a touchscreen display (multi-touch?), new …

Google Chrome OS: speed, simplicity, security

November 19th, 2009

Well kids, Google has just released some serious information about the much anticipated Chrome OS at today’s webcast, so grab some popcorn and buckle up, ’cause here we go. Google Chrome OS has a radically different approach to computing, and assumes that most of what you want to do on your computer involves your web …

Chrome OS due out in one week?

November 13th, 2009

Well, what do we have here? The Washington Post is reporting it has reliable intel indicating that Google’s much hyped Chrome OS will be released for download within the next 7 days. Ba-zing. The piece is a little light on fact and high on speculation about the unveiling, and we encourage you guys continue with …