Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Google's upcoming Chrome operating system is a new OS that will arrive on netbook computers later this year. It is unofficially named as chromoting which can be defined as remotely accessing your PC applications via the browser or it's a remote desktop app for your new cloud computer.

Eventhough the Chrome OS will not only be great platform for running modern web apps, but will also enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser. Legacy means any application that doesn't run in a Web browser, like Google Chrome, which is the basis of the new Internet-only operating system, also called Chrome.

Since you can’t install PC software onto Chrome OS, many of the off-the-shelf programs won’t be compatible with the platform. Chrome OS will let you access applications running on your existing Windows, Linux, or Mac desktop.

An open source operating system, Chrome is based on the Chrome browser, which is designed to work exclusively with Web applications. Google estimates that more than 70 million people use the Chrome browser, according to a TMCnet report.

It includes the Adobe Creative Suite, perhaps, whose flagship program Photoshop is top among designers. A big concern with Google’s Chrome OS has been around its compatibility with software from other platforms. Google’s biggest selling point with Chrome OS lies with its reliance on cloud computing.

The most popular theory on the Web is that Chromoting will work like a sharing functionality. This would mean that a user would have to have a Windows-based computer online. A better solution would have been if Google could offer a cloud based option, where users could install these legacy PC apps onto cloud servers at a cost.

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