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ChromeOs

Google rolled out the Chrome OS 96 update for Chromebooks in December.

Latest update adds built-in PDF editing to ChromeOS

July 28th, 2022

Google has dropped details on the latest update for its ChromeOS operating system. The cloud-based operating system is meant to offer a fast and lightweight OS that is good for students, workers, and everyone in between. This latest update continues a trend for Google and will add anticipated features like a built-in PDF editor, Google …

ChromeOS Windows Programs

Some Chromebooks have finally been hacked to run Windows

July 18th, 2016

Ever since companies started pumping out dirt-cheap laptops running Chrome OS, nerds on a budget have been trying to sideload Windows onto them. Thanks to the recent addition of Android apps to some Chromebooks, it appears that the aforementioned nerds have had some limited success. A company called CodeWeavers makes a cross-platform enabling program called …

Chrome for tablets caught on film [video]

August 8th, 2011

Google’s Chrome OS was originally designed as a lightweight operating system for devices such as netbooks, which have a constant internet connection. The search giant already has Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and will soon offer Android Ice Cream Sandwich for tablets but apparently that hasn’t stopped Google from optimizing a version of Chrome OS for use on …

Security hackers crack Google's Chrome OS using web tricks

August 4th, 2011

When Google first introduced its Chrome operating system, the search giant touted its rock solid security. In an effort to keep hackers out, Google automatically installs the operating system on three different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition. Despite those security enhancements, VentureBeat says …