An interesting tweak to the Chromium source code shows that Google’s Chrome Browser may just be getting a new logo. The above picture shows the new Chromium logo but it is most likely that the Chrome Browser and possibly Chrome OS will be getting a more colourful version of this logo.
Since the release of the CR-48 for Google’s Chrome OS Beta it seems as if Chromium OS has simply been forgotten. All the news and hype has focused on Google’s new Chrome Notebook and how thousands of early adopters are getting to grips with it.
RockMelt, a company backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen has today revealed a project they have been working on for the last year or so. The company has embarked on an epic mission to take on the likes of Google (Chrome Browser), FireFox and Microsoft (Internet explorer) with a new type of web browser; a social web browser.
Today, Hexxeh revealed a new build of Chromium OS which he seems to have code named ‘Vanilla’. This new release is straight from Google and he has described it as “beta quality” on his blog. He empasizes that due to this the build may not even be stable enough to run for some people but may run for others
A recent discovery by DownloadSquad has revealed that Google has deployed Cloud Print on their latest Chromium OS builds.
As Google continues to twiddle it’s fingers over Chrome OS a rival ‘cloud OS’ called ‘Jolicloud’ has been making waves for the last few months. Jolicloud Operating System was developed by a company which was started by the founder of Netvibes; the OS has been gaining popularity and already seems like a viable alternative to Google’s Chrome OS.
It’s been over a year since Google teased us by announcing their plans to release an operating system this year. Since then there has been a stringent news blackout by the Internet giant, leaving us bloggers wondering how Chrome OS will work of look.
After Over a year of anticipation, Google’s first ever (computer) operating system will be complete. According to reports from the Internet giant, Chrome OS should be virtually finished by the third quarter of this year (September). It’s then imperative to take these few moments before it’s release to forecast the coming few months for Chrome OS.
Around this time last year when Chrome OS was first announced the tech world was gripped with excitement. We were all excited for different reasons; some saw an opportunity (developers) and others were just excited by the simple prospect of competition in the OS market.
Apple’s Mac OS has been in existence since 1984 yet it has barely scrapped 5% of the operating system market share. The Linux OS Has also been available since 1991 and yet it has also achieved a tiny 1% market share. Hence we can safely say that in the last 20 years, the biggest contender to Microsoft’s hegemony has barely even scratched the surface.