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.
Google recently released its own line of Chrome OS-clad netbooks, but with only a few choices, a somewhat high price tag and no clear Aussie release plans. As such, you might be more comfortable running Chrome OS on your own machine. Here's how to install it on your current laptop or netbook.
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.
Up until now, the unofficial Google Chrome OS for Macs, Chromium, has only been available in a 32-bit download, but today you can grab the ChromiumOS64 if you're more RAMmed-up.
Google made an announcement! It was an OS, in case you haven't heard. But it was also something else: a long-term, high-risk bet about the future of the internet. Here's what Google needs to happen for Chrome to make it.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt says Chrome for Mac is coming in a couple months, but if you're impatient and only mildly adventurous, you can run it a surprisingly solid early version right now.
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.