A Hefty Update For Chrome OS
Since Chrome OS‘ debut (beta) on the CR-48 Notebook there has been a lot of discussion around the fact that Google chose to omit what some may call the most fundamental element to any modern operating system; proper file management. Well, a recent update of the Chrome OS beta seems to have changed all of that.
The operating system now has a file explorer, which is still very rudimentary when compared to the Windows 7 or OSX contenders. Even so, the new file explorer brings the below functionality to Chrome OS:
- View/edit and move all of their locally stored files and folders
- View/edit and move files and folders stored on external storage devices
- Allows for easy selection of files for upload.
It seems that Google was trying to explore the idea of completely doing away with the file explorer (just like Apple’s IOS) but they have finally conceded to calls from beta testers that the feature was simply too important to miss.
New VPN Support
Alongside the long awaited file explorer, Google also rolled out VPN support which is likely to appease a lot of enterprise users who are awaiting Google’s operating system with bated breath. This will allow users to share files that are stored on local networks rather than just those stored on the cloud.
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