Its been over two years since the Chrome OS has been around and not much new information has been released since it’s initial announcement. That all changed recently when news broke that not only provided concrete details on the progress of the open-source Chromium OS but also that Google and the Chrome OS team were seeking participants to take part in their pilot program to test the OS in a pilot program on a Cr-48 Notebook.
The idea behind the Chrome OS is a simple one, create a operating system that is fast, safe, simple and reliable. This is achieved by removing all of the clutter usually associated with other existing operating systems and focusing on being connected – ONLINE. That is all well and good for users but plays into Google’s hands perfectly as they aim to attract users to their onine suite of programs that provides everything from word processing, to a calendar to videos on Youtube. Check out a short video that explains Chrome OS below.
But wait there is more! Cr-48 Notebook
The Cr-48 is the test notebook we designed for the Pilot program. It’s the first of its kind. It’s ready when you are, booting in about 10 seconds and resuming from sleep instantly. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and 3G, so you can stay connected everywhere, and a webcam for video chat. The vibrant 12-inch LCD display, full-size keyboard and oversized touchpad let you enjoy the web comfortably. And at just 3.8 pounds with over eight hours of active usage and a week of standby time, it’s easy to take along for the ride.
Think you are lucky? The Cr-48 is available exclusively to participants in the Pilot program and more information about Chrome OS and how to to register can be found here.
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