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There are 2 versions of Chrome OS.

  • Chromium OS is the open source project, used primarily by developers, with code that is available for anyone to checkout, modify, and build.
  • Google Chrome OS is the Google product that OEMs ship on Chromebooks for general consumer use.
  • The two projects fundamentally share the same code base, but Google Chrome OS has some additional firmware features, including verified boot and easy recovery, which require corresponding hardware changes and thus also don't work in Chromium OS builds.
  • Google Chrome OS runs on specially optimized hardware in order to get enhanced performance and security.
  • Chromium OS does not auto-update (so that changes you may have made to the code are not blown away), whereas Google Chrome OS seamlessly auto-updates so that users have the latest and greatest features and fixes.
  • Google Chrome OS is supported by Google and its partners; Chromium OS is supported by the open source community.

Google Chrome OS is not a conventional operating system that you can download or buy on a disc and install. As a consumer, the way you will get Google Chrome OS is by buying a Chromebook that has Google Chrome OS installed by the OEM. Google Chrome OS is being developed to run on new machines that are specially optimized for increased security and performance. We are working with manufacturers to develop reference hardware for Google Chrome OS. Chromebooks will be available for sale on June 15, 2011.

If you are the kind of developer who likes to build an open source operating system from scratch, you can follow the developer instructions to check out Chromium OS, build it and experiment with it. A number of sites have also posted pre-built binaries of Chromium OS. However, these downloads are not verified by Google, therefore please ensure you trust the site you are downloading these from.

Keep in mind that Chromium OS is not for general consumer use.


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Google Chrome , the one Promoted if you have Google as your home page was OK when first released , but I do not like it much now -

http://www.google.co...utm_campaign=en Link to download "normal" Chrome -

I installed it recently on 2 computers and the users were not very happy with the results -

Not sure why it is not as good as the original download but , that is Google ? ?

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