Eager to try out Chrome OS, but not ready to ditch Windows entirely? Thanks to the latest software package from Neverware, you can have both. By installing the company's CloudReady software, you can turn your Windows laptop into a Chromebook, and it's also possible to set up a dual-boot system using both operating systems.
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Google announced last night that it's going to stop using WebKit — the rendering engine currently used by the likes of Safari and Chrome to display web pages — in favour of its own solution, which will be called Blink.
After knocking around on Windows since last August, the Google Chrome Canary pre-dev build is now available for Macs. In the words of Google, "it automatically updates more frequently than the Dev channel, and does not undergo any manual testing before each release. Because we expect it to be unstable and, at times, unusable, you can run it concurrently with a Dev, Beta or Stable version of Google Chrome."
Google hinted at their aspirations towards putting everything - including printing - in the cloud when they first announced Chrome OS last year. Today, they're taking the first steps with Google Cloud Print: a vision of a web, mobile and desktop printing ecosystem without drivers. Presumably, you'll be able to print from any device to any printer in the world.
To rally the developer community into searching for potential bugs in its Chrome browser, Google is offering $US500-$US1337 incentives for reporting vulnerabilities. The first person to file each bug using the Chromium Bug Tracker will be eligible for the bounty.
Removing Chrome's 'beta' label couldn't have been easy for Google, but it looks like they're bringing it right back. Chrome 2.0 beta is now available for Windows, along with a little treat for Linux users.