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Chrome OS and browser

February 6, 2010 at 10:33:03
Specs: Windows XP, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
I am using WXP and I was planning to install W7. However, I see the Chrome OS and Chrome bnowser mentioned. Tell me a bit about them? I currently have the Chrome browser installed biut am not using it. FireFox is my default brower. I use Thunderbird
for my email. Would it be worthwhile for me to change OS and browser?

William Lockie

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February 6, 2010 at 11:32:36
You can find out about as much as is generally known (including the fact that the OS isn't quite ready) here:

If your familiar with Linux Distros, then Chrome shouldn't be much of a challenge when it fully arrives. Otherwise (and until it's ready) stick with Windows...

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February 6, 2010 at 13:47:25
In addition, the programs you use under Windows wouldn't likely work under Chrome (or any other Linux Distro) without an emulator (such as Wine) and even then, many of them may not work. There may or may not be equivalents given what you want to do...

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February 6, 2010 at 14:26:36
"FireFox is my default brower. I use Thunderbird"
both of these are available on most of the linux distro currently released.
if web browsing & office stuff is you main computer activity and you are going to format to install 7, then you might try a couple distros, to see if you find one you like.


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February 6, 2010 at 15:08:35
ChromiumOS is a new -- open source -- project from Google & FYI, it is not scheduled to be released until later this year. It is not like Windows & quite lightweight & optimized for web based user experience on low-spec machines.

Is there a reason why you are contemplating to switching to the OS or are you just curious about it?

If you are just curious, I suggest you try Jolicloud to have an idea of how this type of OS actually works.

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