Posts Tagged ‘Chrome OS’

You can Launch Chrome OS Mode in Chrome on Windows 7 as well now

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I’m still not exactly sure why one would want to do this, but it’s sort of an interesting trick anyway.

When Google released the Chrome browser for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system it included a basic version of Chrome OS in the browser. Whenever you would run Chrome in Windows 8 mode, it would display a Chrome OS-like bar at the bottom of the screen that acts as a taskbar in the operating system.

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Could Chrome OS go Password-Free by February 2014?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

This is definitely an interesting idea, but it sounds like there are quite a few details that need to be worked out first …

Passwords have become both necessary and evil on the internet. We need them to protect our accounts, but many users pay less attention to them than they should — witness the recent Adobe hack. The software company leaked out the data of 153 million users, with email and password hints in plain text and passwords encrypted poorly. A hint about security — “123456” is not a secure password, though it was number one on the Adobe most-used list. Hints like “try ‘password'” were also found.

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Test Google’s Chrome OS on Windows

Monday, February 11th, 2013

If your curious about Google’s initial foray into the operating system business, here’s an interesting way to check it out on a Windows computer without actually buying a Chromebook …

If you are thinking about getting one of those cheap – as in price – Chromebook’s you have heard about but do not really know if they provide you with all the functionality you need from a computer system, you have now the chance to take Google’s Chrome OS, the operating system powering the devices, for a test drive.

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